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

Autor: Richard Moran
Editora: New York : A.A. Knopf, 2002.
Edição/Formato   Print book : Inglês : 1st edVer todas as edições e formatos
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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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Gênero/Forma: History
Pessoa Denominada: Thomas A Edison; George Westinghouse; Thomas A Edison; George Westinghouse; Thomas A Edison; George Westinghouse
Tipo de Material: Recurso Internet
Tipo de Documento: Livro, Recurso Internet
Todos os Autores / Contribuintes: Richard Moran
ISBN: 0375410597 9780375410598
Número OCLC: 50792338
Descrição: xxii, 271 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Conteúdos: "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.
Responsabilidade: 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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