Public Executions: From Ancient Rome to the Present Day

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This fascinating and revealing book examines the social history behind this barbarism.

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Nigel Cawthorne is a well-known historian whose book credits include Vietnam: A War Lost and Won, Reaping the Whirlwind: The German and Japanese Experience of World War II, and History's Greatest Battles. He lives in England.

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