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American Hangman

American Hangman

MSgt. John C. Woods: the United States Army's Notorious Executioner in World War II and N├╝rnberg

by French L. MacLean
Publication Date: 28/10/2019
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John C. Woods, the US Army's hangman during World War II, is known for his role executing ten senior Nazis in 1946.

For the first time, learn about Woods's early life in Kansas and his dishonorable discharge before World War II. Discover how volunteering as a military executioner would lead Woods to his career as a hangman.

Award-winning author Colonel French MacClean separates fact from fiction of the enigmatic executioner, whose botched executions and mysterious death by electrocution have left him shrouded in mystery and infamy.

Second World War
Publication Date:
Schiffer Publishing, Limited
Country of origin:
United States
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French L. MacLean

French MacLean is the author of twelve previous books on World War II and two on the American West.

In 2014, his work The Fifth Field received the Army Historical Foundation's prestigious Richard G. Trefry Award.

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