Books: By the Neck Until Dead

A NEW HANDBOOK ON HANGING (179 pp.)—Charles Duff—Regnery ($3.50).

"It has been and still is a matter of opinion," writes British Author Charles Duff, "whether, if you wish to kill your undesirable, it is better to...flay him until he dies, or hurl him over a precipice; or burn him or drown or suffocate him; or entomb him alive...or asphyxiate him in a lethal chamber, or press him to death or cut off his head; or produce a sort of coma by means of an electric current... For my own part...I have reached the conclusion — that no people can point to a...

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