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My Experiences as an Executioner

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In "My Experiences as an Executioner" by James Berry, readers are given a raw and unfiltered look into the life of a man whose job it is to carry out the most extreme form of punishment. Berry's honest and candid account of his time as an executioner provides a glimpse into a world that many may never have thought about.

Throughout the book, Berry shares the inner turmoil and moral conflict he faces with each execution he performs. He discusses the emotional toll it takes on him, as well as the pressure and criticism he faces from society. Berry's introspective reflections on his career are both thought-provoking and haunting, making readers question the justice and morality of the death penalty.

The writing style is straightforward and to the point, allowing readers to fully immerse themselves in Berry's experiences. While the subject matter is undoubtedly heavy, Berry's storytelling is captivating and keeps the reader engaged from start to finish.

Overall, "My Experiences as an Executioner" is a powerful and gripping read that sheds light on a controversial and often overlooked profession. Berry's honesty and vulnerability make this book a must-read for those interested in exploring the complexities of capital punishment.

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From 1884 until 1891, James Berry was an executioner. In this time he carried out 131 hangings. In this memoir he writes about the methods he used, and the final moments of some of those he executed.

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