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Last words of the executed

by Robert K. Elder

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Published by The University of Chicago Press in Chicago, London .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Last words,
  • Executed persons

  • Edition Notes

    StatementRobert K. Elder ; with a foreword by Studs Terkel.
    ContributionsTerkel, Studs, 1912-2008.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsPN6328.L3 E43 2010
    The Physical Object
    FormatHardcover
    Paginationxi, 301 p.
    Number of Pages314
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL23725643M
    ISBN 100226202682
    ISBN 109780226202686
    LC Control Number2009038402

    Jan 01,  · Robert Elder ’00 was in his mid-twenties and single when he began researching his book, Last Words of the Executed (University of Chicago Press, ), a compilation of the final statements of more than convicted criminals who faced death by hanging, firing squad, electric chair, or lethal injections. By the time he completed the book, he was thirty-three, married, and the father of one. From colonial era public hangings to the last moments before a lethal injection, Northwestern journalism teacher Elder revisits the final words of the condemned, both famous and forgotten.

    Last Words of the Executed presents an oral history of American capital punishment, as heard from the gallows, the chair, and the gurney. The product of seven years of extensive research by journalist Robert K. Elder, the book explores the cultural value of these final statements and asks what we /5(6). Last Words JOHN D. LEE was executed on Mountain Meadows, Washington County, Utah Territory, at the scene of the massacre, on the 28d day of March, As to the reasons which prompted him to act as he did during his life­time, we have nothing to say. Judging from his Life and Confessions, and our personal acquaintance with him, we believe.

    Jun 03,  · Robert K. Elder’s new book, Last Words of the Executed, gathers the final words of hundreds of people sentenced to death in eventfr.comng 5 centuries, . Last Words of the Executed ©, pages Cloth $ ISBN: Also available as an e-book. For information on purchasing the book—from bookstores or here online—please go to the webpage for Last Words of the Executed.


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Elder, with a foreword by Studs Terkel. Sister Helen Prejean, author of Dead Man Walking, has praised the project and called it, “A dangerous book. Jun 24,  · Last Words of the Executed - Kindle edition by Robert K. Elder, Studs Terkel. Download it once and read it on your Kindle device, PC, phones or tablets.

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May 15,  · Last Words are fascinating and Last Words of those about to executed are often the most fascinating. Elder has compiled what is the best compilation and portrait of Last Words of executed persons published to date. It is not only of excellent historic and cultural value -- it is a very interesting read.

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Elder has created an extraordinary book. No matter which side of the capital punishment divide you find yourself, Last Words of the Executed is a must-read.

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Click here to buy the book through Amazon. The last words of Death Row inmates executed in the State of Texas since Death Row inmates have been executed in Texas since These are their last words.

Tip: you can navigate using the keyboard arrow keys. home about support the site word cloud contact. Aug 05,  · In a new book, “Last Words of the Executed,” Robert K.

Elder compiles the final utterances of many of those sentenced to death in our country Author: Mary South. Jun 12,  · Robert Elder talked about his book, [Last Words of the Executed] (University of Chicago Press, ), in conversation with Adam Cohen. He also. Aug 21,  · Before a convicted felon is executed by lethal injection or in the electric chair, it is usually customary for the criminal to have one last opportunity to address the public with final words.

Last words by famous people. In rising chronological order, with death date specified. If relevant, also the context of the words or the circumstances of death are specified. If there is controversy or uncertainty concerning a person's last words, this is described in footnotes. Pre-5th century.

Nov 08,  · Last Words of the Executed is not a political book. Rather, Elder simply asks readers to listen closely to these voices that echo history. The result is a riveting, moving testament from the darkest corners of society%(). Top 25 Craziest Last Words of Death Row Inmates. Grasso was Executed in Oklahoma on March 20, for a two murders.

He requested his last meal to be Spaghettios, but instead he was given spaghetti and meatballs. His last words were "I did not get my SpaghettiOs, I got spaghetti. Sep 19,  · The last words of the prisoners executed in Texas since are faithfully recorded on the state justice department's website.

Aida Edemariam reads through their final statements, and Author: Aida Edemariam. Jul 07,  · Since then, as Last Words of the Executed, an enthralling book by Robert K.

Elder, amply documents, there have been over sixteen thousand executions in this country and a vast record of final pronouncements taken from prison records, eyewitness statements, newspaper accounts, period diaries and written statements.

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George Cudmore, posthumous book-binding. 1 comment March 25th, Headsman. George Cudmore was on March 25, executed at Devon County Gaol, the present-day site of Exeter Prison. Wanting to run off with his mistress, Cudmore slipped his wife a lethal dose of the 19th century’s prolific domestic assassin, arsenic.

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Elder has created an extraordinary book. No matter which side of the capital punishment divide you find yourself, Last Words of the Executed is a must-read.

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Elder has created an extraordinary book. No matter which side of the capital punishment divide you find yourself, Last Words of the Executed is a must-read. Because this is not a political book, but a.