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By April Moore

From 1895 to 1937, ninety three males have been hanged at California's Folsom nation criminal, and this ebook is the 1st to inform all in their tales, recounting long-forgotten stories of homicide and rapid justice, or occasionally, rapid injustice that hanged an blameless guy. in accordance with a treasury of historic info that has been hidden from the general public for almost 70 years, the total tales of those ninety three performed males are offered during this assortment together with their origins, their crimes, the investigations that introduced them to justice, their trials, and their deaths on the gallows. This wealth of formerly unpublished old aspect supplies a vibrant view of the sociology of early 20th-century crime and of the ensuing criminal existence. Readers make a journey again in time to the hard-boiled early 20th-century California that encouraged the novels of Dashiell Hammett and numerous different crime writers. Illustrated all through with genuine and haunting criminal images of every of the condemned males, the crimes and punishments of a vanished period are introduced right into a sharp and lifelike light.

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