The Thirteenth Turn
A History of the NooseBook - 2014
The hangman's knot is a simple thing to tie, just a rope carefully coiled around itself up to thirteen times. But in those thirteen turns lie a powerful symbol, one of the most powerful in history, and particularly in America, whose relationship to the noose is all too deep and complicated.Our history with hangings is shockingly recent. The last man to be hanged in the United States was Billy Bailey, who was executed in Delaware in 1996 for committing a double murder. Hanging has since been disallowed in that state, but it is still legal, in certain situations, in New Hampshire an.
Publisher: New York : PublicAffairs, ©2014.
Characteristics: 354 pages :,illustrations ;,24 cm data file, rda