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Wadie E. Suttles III

Chattanooga, TN USA
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  • Old Sparky

  • The Electric Chair and the History of the Death Penalty
  • By: Anthony Galvin
  • Narrated by: Jack Reynolds
  • Length: 8 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
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    4 out of 5 stars 22
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 21

Old Sparky covers the history of capital punishment in America and the "current wars" between Edison and Westinghouse, which led to the development of the electric chair. It examines how the electric chair became the most popular method of execution in America before being superseded by lethal injection. Famous executions are explored alongside quirky last meals and poignant last words.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Information not a sermon.

  • By Jakk on 10-24-16

Very good and resourceful book.

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Reviewed: 12-26-17

This history of America's death penalty and the use of the electric chair is the most interesting foot print in America's history.