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

著者: Richard Moran
出版商: New York : A.A. Knopf, 2002.
版本/格式:   Print book : 英语 : 1st ed查看所有的版本和格式
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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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类型/形式: History
提及的人: Thomas A Edison; George Westinghouse; Thomas A Edison; George Westinghouse; Thomas A Edison; George Westinghouse
材料类型: 互联网资源
文件类型: 书, 互联网资源
所有的著者/提供者: Richard Moran
ISBN: 0375410597 9780375410598
OCLC号码: 50792338
描述: xxii, 271 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
内容: "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.
责任: 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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