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Hanged - A History of Idaho's Executions Hardcover – 2010

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Explores the history behind each legal hanging in Idaho from the earliest execution in 1964 to the last in 1957. Illustrated with Photographs.


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  • Hardcover
  • Publisher: Big Mallard Books (2010)
  • ISBN-10: 0971725632
  • ISBN-13: 978-0971725638
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,555,965 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Ms. Renee Silvus on December 19, 2010
Format: Hardcover
"Hanged" offers colorful and carefully-researched stories about the real West--desperate men who committed terrible deeds for love, honor, fortune, or revenge.

The casual reader will enjoy these stories for the pure adventure and vivid recreations of real people, including outlaws, miners, Chinese immigrants, Indians confused about the white man's justice, drunks, prostitutes, and quite simply good men who fought for justice.

The student of history and law will appreciate the purview of Idaho judicial history, including vigilantes in action, treatment of immigrants and Indians, step-by-step recountings of court proceedings, escapes from prison, and construction of gallows.

The reluctant reader will want to read on for the often grisly or simply unbelievable events--the desperate burials of dead bodies, the chase up the Columbia River Gorge to San Francisco, the details of bloody wounds, and the colorful women on the side like Banjo Nell.

Deinhardt-Hill uses public records and historical archives to recreate these stories of the 23 men hanged in Idaho. She weaves in actual quotes from witnesses, experts such as doctors testifying, and even the murderers themselves--"If it was not so hard to get out of the country, I would kill that Savage" said Theodore Warlich in 1886. She includes desperate letters from Henry McDonald in 1880--"I am now in a tite place", and angry poems from the unrepentant Ernie Walwrath in 1950--"Shall we each go cut off a finger?/To learn that it does not pay?"

The well-known 1863 Magruder murder is told (someone needs to write a screenplay), and the shocking 1956 Snowden murder gets its own section: "Murder Most Foul."

"Hanged" will be well worth your time.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Cliff K on April 22, 2013
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Lots of detailed history, author put in a great deal of research to write this. I was very impressed with it!
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