Sing Sing: the inside story of a notorious prison

Riding the tiger, 1821-1839 -- Another reign of terror, 1840-1859 -- Abraham Lincoln passes through, 1850-1887 -- Thomas Edison promotes his rival's electric chair, 1887-1904 -- The convict who trapped himself the greatest single disaster, 1904-1914 -- Warden Osborne--the voluntary prisoner, 19...

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Main Author: Brian, Denis
Format: Print Book
Language:English
Published: Amherst, NY Prometheus Books [2005]
Availability in Tübingen:Present in Tübingen.
UB: KB 20 A 1988
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Summary:Riding the tiger, 1821-1839 -- Another reign of terror, 1840-1859 -- Abraham Lincoln passes through, 1850-1887 -- Thomas Edison promotes his rival's electric chair, 1887-1904 -- The convict who trapped himself the greatest single disaster, 1904-1914 -- Warden Osborne--the voluntary prisoner, 1913-1916 -- Warden Lawes & the rose man of Sing Sing, 1918-1929 -- Murder incorporated and the movies, 1930-1949 -- The Lonely Hearts Killers and the Rosenbergs, 1950--1982 -- Riots and reforms, 1880s and 1990s -- Finding the prison's hidden archive -- Sing Sing in the twenty first century -- Afterword: Sing Sing today & tomorrow.
Item Description:Includes bibliographical references (p. ) and index
Physical Description:263 S. Ill.
ISBN:1591023572