Mr. Death: The Rise And Fall Of Fred A. Leuchter, Jr.

A man, a plan, an electric chair: Fred Leuchter is a perplexing puzzle of a person. The gnomish, self-taught engineer, son of a prison guard, stumbled onto a career building and servicing execution devices. He's pro capitol punishment, he declares, but not pro-death by torture; his desire to build a better electric chair was always humanitarian in origin....read more