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Author : Dale Arenson
Publisher : Hangmen Motorcycle Club
Page : 0 pages
File Size : 45,8 Mb
Release : 2023-02-04
Category : Electronic
ISBN : 9798987639801

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Take a thrill-packed ride with the outlaw bikers of the Hangmen Motorcycle Club during the wild days of the '60s and '70s, and experience what it feels like to live on the edge. When 15-year-old Dale drops out of school, he's not sure if he wants to be a Marine or a biker. Neither of them pays well, but both fulfill his need for adventure and excitement. As soon as he gets his first Harley, the decision comes easily and the young man falls into the dangerous life of a 1% outlaw biker in Southern California. For almost a decade, Hangmen Motorcycle Club becomes his family, and passionate yet kind-hearted Dale experiences true brotherhood with this extraordinary group of men. Caught up in gang brawls, run-ins with the law, partying and some romance, there is never a dull moment in his day. Perennial values such as honor, loyalty, and freedom also become part of his life. For Hangmen Motorcycle Club-a modern version of the gunfighters of the Old West-is all about living life to the fullest as free spirits, preserving one's liberties, and protecting one's kin. With hundreds of raving reviews, Hangmen is a page-turner to be enjoyed from beginning to end whether or not you are a biker. It is packed with unexpected twists and turns and the author's sense of humor brightens up even the bleakest situations. Ultimately, Hangmen is a book about humanity and probably the most authentic and raw immersion in the motorcycle club subculture of the '60s and '70s.


Author : Martin McDonagh
Publisher : Faber & Faber
Page : 113 pages
File Size : 48,8 Mb
Release : 2015-10-01
Category : Drama
ISBN : 9780571328888

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I'm just as good as bloody Pierrepoint. In his small pub in Oldham, Harry is something of a local celebrity. But what's the second-best hangman in England to do on the day they've abolished hanging? Amongst the cub reporters and sycophantic pub regulars, dying to hear Harry's reaction to the news, a peculiar stranger lurks, with a very different motive for his visit. Don't worry. I may have my quirks but I'm not an animal. Or am I? One for the courts to discuss. Martin McDonagh's Hangmen premiered at the Royal Court Theatre, London, in September 2015.

Yorkshire Hangmen

Author : Stephen Wade
Publisher : Casemate Publishers
Page : 191 pages
File Size : 46,9 Mb
Release : 2008-03-20
Category : True Crime
ISBN : 9781844688548

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From the eighteenth century, York was one of the places employing its own hangmen, copying London and Newgate, even to the use of the word Tyburn to define it's Knavesmire gallows, also known as the 'three-legged mare'. That was where highwayman Dick Turpin met his fate; but later, in the Victorian period, Armley Gaol in Leeds also became a hanging prison, the site of the death of the notorious killer Charlie Peace. The tales of the villains and the victims are well documented, but Stephen Wade also provides us with the stories of both Yorkshire-born hangmen and others who worked in Leeds, Hull or Wakefield. For the first time, Yorkshire's Hangmen brings together the tales of the lives and professional careers of these men, some famous, others long forgotten, who held a morbid fascination for the public. Their trade was mysterious, revolting and yet justified by many famous figures in history. The book includes accounts of killers, spies and traitors meeting their doom, but also tells something of the personalities of the hangmen, and of their moral dilemmas as they had to hang women and young people as well as hardened villains. Many of the executioners suffered terrible depression; some took their own lives, and others, such as the famous Albert Pierrepoint, even questioned their work in later life.

13 Hangmen

Author : Art Corriveau
Publisher : Abrams
Page : 277 pages
File Size : 53,9 Mb
Release : 2012-04-08
Category : Juvenile Fiction
ISBN : 9781613123591

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Some people won’t believe any of this story. You might be one of them. But every single word is true. Tony DiMarco does catch a murderer, solve a mystery, and find a treasure—all in the first few days he moves, unexpectedly, to 13 Hangman’s Court in Boston. The fact that he also turns thirteen at the same time is not a coincidence. So begins the story of Tony and his friends—five thirteen-year-old boys, all living in the same house in the same attic bedroom, but at different times in history! None are ghosts, all are flesh and blood, and somehow all have come together in the attic room, visible only to one another. And all are somehow linked to a murder, a mystery, and a treasure.

Britain's Most Notorious Hangmen

Author : Stephen Wade
Publisher : Wharncliffe
Page : 212 pages
File Size : 40,6 Mb
Release : 2009-07-16
Category : True Crime
ISBN : 9781844688401

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Britain's Most Notorious Hangmen by Stephen Wade Pdf

A breathtaking history of Britain’s executioners—from the seventeenth court of King Charles II to the UK’s last official hangman of the twentieth century. In 1663, Jack Ketch delighted in his profession and gained notoriety not only because of those he executed—dukes and lords—but for how often he botched the job. Centuries later, in 1965, after nearly six hundred trips to the gallows, Albert Pierrepoint retired as Britain’s longest-running executioner. Between them are three hundred years in a fascinating history of crime, and the “turn-off men” who handled the penalties—many of them criminals themselves, doing the grim work to save their own necks. Britain’s Most Notorious Hangmen tells the stories of the men who plied their deadly trade at Tyburn tree or at the scaffolds in the prison yards across the country, including such notable “neck-stretchers” as Throttler Smith and the celebrated James Billington. But true-crime historian Stephen Wade explores the lives and crimes of many of the infamous killers that were hanged, as well. He also sheds light on the changing social norms of the country, and the moral dilemmas that arose for hangmen tasked with performing what was once considered the most crowd-pleasing free “entertainment” ever offered to the public.

Two Hangmen, One Scaffold Book II

Author : Basil Diki
Publisher : African Books Collective
Page : 330 pages
File Size : 53,5 Mb
Release : 2012
Category : Fiction
ISBN : 9789956726462

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Two Hangmen, One Scaffold Book II by Basil Diki Pdf

When a correlation emerges between a prophecy and a police investigation, and a kidnapper maintains his presence at a crime scene, a woman dreads the passage of time. She cannot understand why a man set an innocent teenager on fire and kidnapped her son. The kidnapped boy's father knows when two warring hangmen stand on the same scaffold, one must bow to the other or die. Into the fray comes a game ranger, an ex-decathlete expert at tracking man-eating crocodiles. However, a Senator twice his age counting her fertility days desperately wants him in bed. She isn't aware her sweetheart is in the belly of a world no criminologist can understand. As mayhem takes centre-stage in a community suffering the brunt of a veiled matrix of calamities, is the ranger further bait, a weapon or a sacrificial ram between crouching outlaws?

Stalin and His Hangmen

Author : Donald Rayfield
Publisher : Penguin UK
Page : 592 pages
File Size : 41,5 Mb
Release : 2005-03-31
Category : Biography & Autobiography
ISBN : 9780141914190

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Stalin and His Hangmen by Donald Rayfield Pdf

Stalin, like Hitler and other tyrants, won and held power because he had collaborators - hangmen. Drawing on newly released archival material, Donald Rayfield gives us a fuller and more colourful picture of Stalin's inner circle than ever before. Stalin was not the sole author of Stalinism. What motivated his chiefs of police, Feliks Dzierzynski, Viacheslav Manzhinsky, Genrikh Iagoda, Nikolai Ezhov and Lavrenti Beria? What did they want? What were their relations with the regime and its ruler? How did their upbringing and experience mould them? And how does the terror they create connect with the terror they felt? Stalin and His Hangmen reconstructs the psychological mechanism of a whole regime and what it held together. The extent of the misery caused by Stalin and his Hangmen can be compared in Europe only to that brought about by Hitler and his henchmen. But Stalin's heritage is, if possible, even worse than Hitler's. His rule enslaved three generations, not one, the horror of what he did has not yet been fully understood and his countrymen have not yet found the strenth to disavow him. All the more important, then, that this diabolical tale should be told.

The Hangmen of Sleepy Valley

Author : Brett Halliday
Publisher : Open Road Media
Page : 181 pages
File Size : 52,5 Mb
Release : 2015-12-01
Category : Fiction
ISBN : 9781504025355

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The Hangmen of Sleepy Valley by Brett Halliday Pdf

Two easygoing gunslingers take on a gang of vigilantes to save a quiet Texas ranch town Twister Malone and Chuckaluck Thompson have no love for the sun-blasted plains of West Texas. They made their names in the cool mountain air of Colorado, and are headed to a friend’s hacienda in Mexico because, both at the ripe old age of thirty, they’re ready to retire. No more high-noon showdowns for Twister and Chuckaluck. They have years of roping, riding, and dozing to look forward to—but first they must survive the crucible of Sleepy Valley. The two friends are passing through the idyllic patch of ranchland when they come across a quartet of bandits, wearing masks that reveal only one eye, hanging an innocent rancher from the tree. The gang of killers has terrorized Sleepy Valley for months, stringing up anyone brave enough to refuse their greedy demands. But Twister and Chuckaluck have never backed down from a fight, and they aren’t about to start. The sinister plot they uncover, however, will bring them face-to-face with the most dangerous desperadoes north of the Rio Grande. The Hangmen of Sleepy Valley is the 1st book in the Twister and Chuckaluck Mysteries, but you may enjoy reading the series in any order.

Montana's Righteous Hangmen

Author : Llewellyn Link Callaway
Publisher : University of Oklahoma Press
Page : 260 pages
File Size : 48,9 Mb
Release : 1997-02-01
Category : History
ISBN : 0806129123

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Montana's Righteous Hangmen by Llewellyn Link Callaway Pdf

This is the story of Montana Territory in the last half of the nineteenth century, when a massive influx of gold seekers brought murderers and robbers into the region and forced the creation of an organization of law-abiding citizens known as the Vigilantes. Led by Captain James Williams, the Vigilantes sought to stop the blatant activities of more than fifty road agents in the Bannack-Virginia City mining area, who were secretly directed and protected by a local sheriff, Henry Plummer. The first instance of taking the law into their own hands occurred when an impromptu group of men captured, tried, and hanged one notorious killer, George Ives. Thereafter, with public approval, the Vigilantes continued to ride across the land, bringing swift retribution to all wrongdoers. Lew L. Callaway, who grew up knowing Captain Williams as a friend to his father, herein recounts the stories of such famous episodes as the trial of Ives and the controversial capture and hanging of Joseph A. Slade, who was carrying the severed ears of one of his victims in his pocket on the day he was hanged. More than a history of the bloody era that spawned the Vigilantes, this is the story of life in Montana Territory, of gold fever, Indian warfare, and the cattle empire that ended, along with Captain Williams’s life, in the disastrous winter of 1887.

Two Hangmen, One Scaffold Book I

Author : Basil Diki
Publisher : African Books Collective
Page : 362 pages
File Size : 49,6 Mb
Release : 2012-02-15
Category : Fiction
ISBN : 9789956727131

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Two Hangmen, One Scaffold Book I by Basil Diki Pdf

When an ex-commando, a man seeking celebrity status, prepares to rob the Louvre Museum of the Mona Lisa, his wife discovers that she is his mistress. In the eye of a cyclone, her son and she base their lives on hope. With a business proposal is another murderer prophesied as a demon in human form. At the Vatican, he once aspired to be the first black pope. He is angry with God and his eyes are set on a billion-dollar heist. The ex-priest baits his archenemy and makes his way to a scaffold. Of the happiness he found after cursing God, he is tired. Scars disfigure his manhood. The two men are fugitives lethally dangerous to the other. While the ex-priest desires to honour the same gods and spirits that wrecked his priesthood, the ex-commando must rise above his limitations or he risks total ruin.

This Weather of Hangmen

Author : Sylvia Adams
Publisher : GeneralStore PublishingHouse
Page : 284 pages
File Size : 45,9 Mb
Release : 1996
Category : Fiction
ISBN : 189618264X

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Hooligans, Harlots, and Hangmen

Author : David Taylor
Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing USA
Page : 448 pages
File Size : 54,6 Mb
Release : 2010-02-09
Category : Biography & Autobiography
ISBN : 9798216098942

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Hooligans, Harlots, and Hangmen by David Taylor Pdf

This detailed study of the criminal justice system in Victorian Britain highlights the dilemmas facing those responsible for administering justice and protecting society from "the criminal." Encompassing the crimes of the never-identified Jack the Ripper, as well as many other equally intriguing criminals, Hooligans, Harlots, and Hangmen: Crime and Punishment in Victorian Britain is a detailed study of the criminal justice system as it evolved from the accession of Queen Victoria in 1837 to the outbreak of the "Great War" in 1914. The first section of the book considers crimes and criminals, while the second looks at the ways in which the Victorians sought to explain this deviant behavior. The third section focuses on the creation of criminals through the work of the constabulary and the courts. The final section considers the changing ways in which criminals were punished as the scaffold gave way to the prison as the dominant means of punishment. A brief introduction and conclusion set Victorian crime into its broader sociopolitical context and relates the issues society grappled with then to those of the present day.

The Hangmen of England

Author : Horace Bleackley
Publisher : Unknown
Page : 340 pages
File Size : 43,8 Mb
Release : 1929
Category : Capital punishment
ISBN : STANFORD:36105044057144

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Hangmen of England

Author : Brian J. Bailey
Publisher : Virgin Books Limited
Page : 240 pages
File Size : 55,9 Mb
Release : 1989
Category : Biography & Autobiography
ISBN : UVA:X001740530

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Hangmen Also Die

Author : Esiaba Irobi
Publisher : Unknown
Page : 108 pages
File Size : 55,9 Mb
Release : 1989
Category : Nigeria
ISBN : UCAL:B3675689

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