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Executioner's current : Thomas Edison, George Westinghouse, and the invention of the electric chair

Auteur : Richard Moran
Éditeur : New York : A.A. Knopf, 2002.
Édition/format :   Livre imprimé : English : 1st edVoir toutes les éditions et tous les formats
Base de données :WorldCat
Résumé :
Traces the origins and development of the electric chair, the battle between Edison and Westinghouse for commercial control of electricity, the first electrocution, the legal battle that ensued, and its long-term effects.
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Genre/forme : History
Personne nommée : Thomas A Edison; George Westinghouse; Thomas A Edison; George Westinghouse; Thomas A Edison; George Westinghouse
Type d’ouvrage : Ressource Internet
Format : Book, Internet Resource
Tous les auteurs / collaborateurs : Richard Moran
ISBN : 0375410597 9780375410598
Numéro OCLC : 50792338
Description : xxii, 271 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contenu : "William, it is time" --
The battle of the currents: Edison versus Westinghouse, DC versus AC --
The new electrical execution law --
Harold Brown and the "executioner's current" --
"I'll take the rope": the life, crime, and trial of William Kemmler --
Unusually cruel punishment --
Neither cruel nor unusual punishment --
Kemmler's legacy: the search for a humane method of execution.
Responsabilité : Richard Moran.
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Traces the origins and development of the electric chair, the battle between Edison and Westinghouse for commercial control of electricity, the first electrocution, the legal battle that ensued, and its long-term effects.

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