To understand the gruesome history of the death penalty, it is essential to comprehend how badly inventor Thomas Edison wanted to zap his nemesis George Westinghouse.
"'Great God, He Is Alive!' The First Man Executed by Electric Chair Died Slower Than Thomas Edison Expected." is from the April 28, 2017 Retropolis section of The Washington Post. It was written by Michael S. Rosenwald and narrated by Sam Scholl.