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Wrongly Executed? - The Long-forgotten Context of Charles Sberna's 1939 Electrocution

ByThomas 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 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.

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Publication Date
Nov 12, 2016
Language
English
ISBN
9781365528729
Category
History
Copyright
All Rights Reserved - Standard Copyright License
Contributors
By (author): Thomas Hunt

Specifications

Pages
260
Binding
Paperback
Interior Color
Black & White
Dimensions
US Trade (6 x 9 in / 152 x 229 mm)

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