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Description - The History of Torture by Daniel P. Mannix

From such transgressions against society as adultery, heresy and espionage, from the primitive snake pit to sophisticated methods of brainwashing, there have been literally thousands of techniques devised to distort both the body and the mind and to satisfy the sadistic needs of those who command, perform and witness human torture. Author Daniel P Mannix examines every aspect of torture: the professional torturers, many of them history's most famous men and women; their theories and techniques; the role torture has played in history; and the refinements brought to the practice of torture by individual fanatics, religious groups, the military and entire cultures.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780750932714
ISBN-10: 0750932716
Format: Paperback / softback
(216mm x 138mm x 19mm)
Pages: 224
Imprint: The History Press Ltd
Publisher: The History Press Ltd
Publish Date: 5-Feb-2003
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Daniel P. Mannix

Daniel P. Mannix (1911-1997) was born in Pennsylvania and after graduating from college he joined a circus working as a sword-swallower, mind-reader, escapologist and lock-picker. A renowned journalist: he wrote some twenty books including Memories of a sword-Swallower and co-wrote with Malcolm Cowley-Black Cargoes, about the African slave trade (Penguin 2002)

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