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Iowa and the Death Penalty | A Troubled Relationship | 1834 - 1965 By Dick Haws
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Forty-six men (no women) were hanged on Iowa gallows between 1834 and 1965, the time span when capital punishment was the law of the land in Iowa. “Iowa and the Death Penalty” tells who... More > the men were, what they did, what issues they and their crimes raised. Forty-three were murderers, three were rapists. They committed some of the most heinous crimes in Iowa history, but their deaths have left behind lingering questions. Iowa’s experience with the death penalty was not a comfortable one.< Less
The touch of hemp By Adam Patterson
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In 1897, Alfred Hamilton was the country's number one respected executioner. When the man he was due to hang asked him to deliver his final letter to his sister, little did the hangman know of the... More > fate that awaited him.< Less
Retribution By Shirley Weddell
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Doctor Brad Conley awaits his execution for murder. During his final day on earth, he reviews the details of his life. As he weighs the circumstances that brought him to his imminent demise--from his... More > mother's tragic death to his daughter's forbidden romance--Brad decides that things could have gone no other way.< Less
Witnesses to History By Eric Pratt
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Eric Pratt was educated at Carey Grammar school, Melbourne, and The University of Queensland where he graduated in Law in 1965. He practised as a barrister and solicitor in Papua New Guinea from 1965... More > to 1972 and then as a barrister in Queensland as junior and then Senior Counsel until his appointment to the District Court. Pratt was described in the District Court Annual Report, 2000-2001, as a hard-working and quick thinking judge, known for his ability to manage a court in a dignified but good-natured manner. "Witnesses to History" shows that he is also hard-working and quick with a tale of his family line, in a story which stretches from England to Australia in the hard days of the 19th century when Australia was in the grip of Federation fever, when bushrangers roamed the countryside, and into the 20th century and two World Wars threatened to tear humanity apart.< Less
Wrongly Executed? - The Long-forgotten Context of Charles Sberna's 1939 Electrocution By Thomas Hunt
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Was Charles Sberna wrongly convicted of the murder of Police Officer John H.A. Wilson? Was an innocent man sent to the electric chair in 1939? What reasons could the authorities have had for refusing... More > to consider alternatives and rushing Sberna into Sing Sing Prison's death device? 'Wrongly Executed?' provides the details and historical background of the Sberna case. The story is a complex and controversial one, involving celebrity attorneys, Mafia bosses, violent political radicals, media giants and ruthless establishment figures, all set in a period in which Americans sought stability and government-imposed order after years of political upheaval, economic depression and Prohibition Era lawlessness.< Less
Wrongly Executed? - The Long-forgotten Context of Charles Sberna's 1939 Electrocution By Thomas Hunt
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Was Charles Sberna wrongly convicted of the murder of Police Officer John H.A. Wilson? Was an innocent man sent to the electric chair in 1939? What reasons could authorities have had for rushing... More > Sberna into Sing Sing Prison's death device? Prison Warden Lewis Lawes wrote, "If I had commanded the power to stay an execution, [he] would be alive today. No one of us ever doubted his words..." Columnist Walter Winchell commented, "For the first time in New York history, there is practically a certainty that an innocent man was executed in the electric chair." 'Wrongly Executed?' provides the details and historical background of the Sberna case. The story is a complex and controversial one, involving celebrity attorneys, Mafia bosses, violent political radicals, media giants and ruthless establishment figures, all set in a period in which Americans sought stability and government-imposed order after years of political upheaval, economic depression and Prohibition Era lawlessness.< Less
Wrongly Executed? - The Long-forgotten Context of Charles Sberna's 1939 Electrocution By Thomas Hunt
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Was Charles Sberna wrongly convicted of the murder of Police Officer John H.A. Wilson? Was an innocent man sent to the electric chair in 1939? What reasons could the authorities have had for refusing... More > to consider alternatives and rushing Sberna into Sing Sing Prison's death device? 'Wrongly Executed?' provides the details and historical background of the Sberna case. The story is a complex and controversial one, involving celebrity attorneys, Mafia bosses, violent political radicals, media giants and ruthless establishment figures, all set in a period in which Americans sought stability and government-imposed order after years of political upheaval, economic depression and Prohibition Era lawlessness.< Less
The Other - without fear, favour or prejudice By Chris Greenland
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The book comprises a story, told by a High Court judge, spanning the southern African region during momentous change. Zimbabwe, Namibia, Zambia and South Africa, in particular, underwent... More > revolutionary change as their people were liberated from the yoke of oppression.It is a very unique biography, intriguing, fascinating, keeping the reader enthralled. The beauty and magic that is Africa is an ever present backdrop and its animals are the stars. There is also notable human drama, especially in the justice system.A plethora of real issues arise. Political correctness is discarded as “inconvenient truths” and “convenient untruths” are thrown up for keen consideration. Racism, ethnicity, xenophobia, human rights, systemic corruption, functional integrity, patronage, justice and their subsets such as capital punishment, rape, infanticide, hypocrisy, affirmative action and systemic alienation are brought into focus on account of real life experiences.< Less
Surviving Sanctuary By PJ O'Brien
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On a spring evening in 1982, a thousand people are killed in Sanctuary, a country founded by genocide survivors and devoted to pacifism. Shock and grief cause deep-seated tensions to erupt,... More > especially after an official pronouncement that the deaths are the result of a mass suicide pact by an unpopular rural sect. As the few remaining members of the sect go into hiding to protect themselves, six people are thrown together by chance and competing romantic interest. United by a belief in the victims' innocence, they risk everything to defend the survivors and discover the truth. Decades later, Brian, a congenial and underemployed American, goes to Sanctuary to look for Jenny, the sister of a former girlfriend who disappeared while visiting there. As he looks for clues and tries not to marry anyone accidentally, he learns that he may also be a target. To determine why, and whether his guards are there to protect him or kill him, he must find out what really happened in 1982.< Less
Ruth Blay's Saddest Day By Bill Comeau
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On December 31, 1768, Ruth Blay of South Hampton, NH was hanged for the crime of Concealment — the alleged burying of a stillborn child in order to conceal a pregnancy. On that unfortunate day,... More > between 10am and Noon, the High Sheriff, Thomas Packer, despite the protests of the large crowd, dispatched the convict, even as, according to legend, her reprieve from Governor Wentworth was en route. This thought provoking treatment of that tragedy draws upon the 1858 poem ‘The Ballad of Ruth Blay’, by Albert Leighton, set to music by the author; and examines the morality of colonial theocracy, and the status of women throughout the ages.< Less

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The CashPT® Blueprint: How I Built and Scaled a Successful Cash-Based Physical Therapy Practice Even When I Was Told It Was Unethical, a Bad Idea and That No One Would Pay More Than Their Copay for Physical Therapy! The CashPT®... By Aaron LeBauer
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