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When the guillotine fell : the bloody beginning and horrifying end to France's river of blood, 1791-1977

Author: Jeremy Mercer
Publisher: New York : St. Martin's Press, ©2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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Traces the 1971 story of France's last execution by guillotine, describing the horrific crimes for which Hamida Djandoubi was sentenced to death while tracing the guillotine's history as a tool for capital punishment.
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Genre/Form: History
Nonfiction
Named Person: Hamida Djandoubi; Hamida Djandoubi
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Jeremy Mercer
ISBN: 9780312357917 0312357915
OCLC Number: 214065725
Description: 312 pages : map ; 22 cm
Responsibility: Jeremy Mercer.
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In 1974, Hamida Djandoubi brutally tortured 22 year-old Elisabeth Bousquet in an apartment in Marseille, finally strangling her to death. In 1977, he became the last person executed by guillotine in  Read more...

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