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The last to die : Ronald Turpin, Arthur Lucas and the end of capital punishment in Canada

Author: Robert J Hoshowsky; Gibson Library Connections, Inc.
Publisher: Toronto [Ont.] : Dundurn Press, ©2007
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The story of Arthur Lucas and Ronald Turpin, the last two people executed in Canada, who met their gruesome deaths at Toronto's Don Jail on December 11, 1962.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Biography
History
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Hoshowsky, Robert J.
Last to Die : Ronald Turpin, Arthur Lucas, and the End of Capital Punishment in Canada.
Toronto : Dundurn, ©2007
Named Person: Ronald Turpin; Arthur Lucas; Arthur Lucas; Ronald Turpin
Material Type: Biography, Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Robert J Hoshowsky; Gibson Library Connections, Inc.
ISBN: 9781550026726 1550026720 9781770702462 1770702466 9781770704978 1770704973 1282811223 9781282811225
OCLC Number: 666231875
Awards: Shortlisted for Arthur Ellis Awards: Best Nonfiction Crime Book 2008.
Description: 1 online resource (222 pages, [16] pages of plates : illustrations, portraits)
Contents: A brief overview of capital punishment in Canada --
Ch. 1. Salvation --
Ch. 2. Ronald Turpin and Arthur Lucas : two of a kind --
Ch. 3. The cop meets his killer --
Ch. 4. Things that go bump in the morning --
Ch. 5. The trial of Arthur Lucas --
Ch. 6. The trial of Ronald Turpin --
Ch. 7. Spare their lives --
Ch. 8. The last to hang --
Ch. 9. The aftermath.
Responsibility: Robert J. Hoshowsky ; foreword by Peter C. Newman.
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Although they committed separate crimes Arthur Lucas and Ronald Turpin met their deaths on the same scaffold at Toronto's Don Jail on 11 December 1962. This title features crime scene photographs and  Read more...

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"This is a courageous and shocking book." -- Ged Martin -- British Journal of Canadian Studies, Jan 2007 "...Robert Hoshowsky's absorbing account of the last two men executed for murder in Canada is Read more...

 
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