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  • Rotherham Workhouseby Margaret Drinkall

    The History Press 2013; US$ 4.36

    This fascinating volume explores all aspects of life in that dread institution, the workhouse. From the staff who lived and worked here to the lunatics who were kept, sometimes unsuccessfully, in the medical wing, the babies and mothers whose lives began, and sometimes ended, in the maternity ward, and the tramps, families and destitute persons who... more...

  • Hanged at Lincolnby Stephen Wade

    The History Press 2013; US$ 4.36

    Hanged at Lincoln gathers together the stories of criminals hanged at both Lincoln Castle Prison and HMP Lincoln on Greetwell Road between 1716 and 1961. The condemned feature here range from coiners and forgers to thieves, highwaymen and poisoners. Among the infamous murderers executed at Lincoln include Richard Insole, executed in 1887 for the murder... more...

  • Olde London Punishmentsby David Brandon; Alan Brooke

    The History Press 2013; US$ 4.36

    This book contains all manner of grim and ancient punishments from London's long and bloody history. Over the centuries, many hundreds have expired inside the capital's dank, rat-infested cells, or whilst dancing the 'Tyburn jig' at the end of a swinging rope, and many of the sites in this book have become bywords for infamy. From the Tower and Newgate... more...

  • Postcards from Cookieby Caroline Clarke

    HarperCollins 2014; US$ 17.99

    Award-winning journalist and host of  Black "Enterprise" Business Report Caroline Clarke's moving memoir of her surprise discovery of her birthmother?Cookie Cole, the daughter of Nat King Cole?and the relationship that blossomed between them through the heartfelt messages they exchanged on hundreds of postcards. Caroline Clarke was born in an era... more...

  • Children in Prisonby Oscar Wilde

    The Floating Press 2013; US$ 1.99

    While Oscar Wilde is now strongly associated with the tone of whimsy that imbues his breezy, effortlessly witty epigrams and essays, the Irish writer and playwright was also a serious thinker who, having been sentenced to two years of hard labor as a punishment for his homosexuality, was deeply engaged with the social issues of his day. This essay,... more...

  • The Death Penaltyby Louis P. Pojman

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2000; US$ 25.99

    Two distinguished social and political philosophers take opposing positions in this highly engaging work. Louis P. Pojman justifies the practice of execution by appealing to the principle of retribution while Jeffrey Reiman argues that although the death penalty is a just punishment for murder, we are not morally obliged to execute murderers. ... more...

  • Execution Eveby William Buchanan

    New Horizon Press 2013; US$ 16.95

    In a story reminiscent of Dead Man Walking , the murder of golf star Marion Miley enraged the nation. People were finally quieted when three men were arrested, tried and convicted. But on the night of their scheduled execution, the warden, "hang'em high" lawman Jesse Buchanan, is unsure of one prisoner's guilt. His actions change his life forever... more...

  • Medieval Punishmentsby William Andrews

    Skyhorse Publishing 2013; US$ 12.95

    ?The brank may be described simply as an iron framework; which was placed on the head, closing it in a kind of cage; it had in front a plate of iron, which, either sharpened or covered with spikes, was so situated as to be placed in the mouth of the victim, and if she attempted to move her tongue in any way whatever, it was certain to be shockingly... more...

  • Killing Timeby John Hollway; Ronald M. Gauthier

    Skyhorse Publishing 2010; US$ 22.95

    In 1984, John Thompson was convicted and sentenced to death for the murder of a prominent white man in New Orleans, Louisiana. He was sent to Angola Prison and confined to his cell for twenty-three hours a day. However, Thompson adamantly proclaimed his innocence and just needed lawyers who believed that his trial had been mishandled and would step... more...

  • Hanged At Durhamby Steve Fielding

    The History Press 2013; US$ 4.36

    For decades the walls of Durham Gaol have contained some of the country's most infamous criminals. Until hanging was abolished in the 1960s it was also the main centre of execution for convicted killers from all over the north east. A total of 76 people took the short walk to the gallows here. This book features each of the 76 cases. more...