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Reflections on hanging

Author: Arthur Koestler; Edmond Nathaniel Cahn; Sydney Silverman
Publisher: Athens, Georgia : The University of Georgia Press, 2019. ©1957
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Arthur Koestler; Edmond Nathaniel Cahn; Sydney Silverman
ISBN: 9780820355351 0820355356
OCLC Number: 1052876486
Description: xxiii, 231 pages ; 21 cm
Contents: Preface for Americans / Edmond Cahn --
The heritage of the past --
The hangman's protection --
Reflections on the hanging of a pig --
The precedent without precedent --
The case of the mace-bearer --
Free will and determinism --
Lord Goddard and the Sermon on the Mount --
Doomed by mistake --
The alternative to hanging --
The monthly sacrifice --
Afterword / Sydney Silverman, M.P.
Responsibility: Arthur Koestler ; with a preface by Edmond Cahn ; and an afterword by Sydney Silverman.

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The motivation for the book is compellingly personal, but the writing is objective, clear, and persuasive.--Frank Tannenbaum "New York Times Book Review " Koestler with his usual clarity presents the Read more...

 
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