THE THIRTEENTH TURN: A History of the Noose
The hangman's knot is a simple rope coiled around itself 13 times. But in those coils lie a powerful symbol, one that is deeply connected to America's history. From Judas Iscariot to the murderers at the center of Truman Capote's In Cold Blood, Shuler traces the history of this dark practice in America. Illus.
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