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

Auteur: Richard Moran
Uitgever: New York : A.A. Knopf, 2002.
Editie/Formaat:   Boek : Engels : 1st edAlle edities en materiaalsoorten bekijken.
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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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Genoemd persoon: Thomas A Edison; George Westinghouse; Thomas A Edison; George Westinghouse
Genre: Internetbron
Soort document: Boek, Internetbron
Alle auteurs / medewerkers: Richard Moran
ISBN: 0375410597 9780375410598
OCLC-nummer: 50792338
Beschrijving: xxii, 271 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Inhoud: "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.
Verantwoordelijkheid: 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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