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booksmall.jpgIf Torture is good for America, Erik Ruhling has just written the new Constitution! Join A Cappella Books to celebrate a night that promises to be nothing like water boarding.

Featuring ... INFERNAL DEVICE : Machinery of Torture & Execution, by Erik Ruhling

Torture has come back into the public spotlight thanks to recent actions by the US Government. But do you remember when torture was fun? Back when torture wasn't something we actually did, but read about in association with the Inquisition. Even Mel Brooks wrote a song extolling the virtues of a little pressure applied just right.

Back in the day, torture was a colorful profession. The names of those machines conjure vivid images. The Cat's Paw, The Heretic's Fork, The Mute's Bridle and The Spanish Tickler are just a few of the apparatus on display in Erik Ruhling's new book, Infernal Device: Machinery of Torture & Execution.

A Cappella Books celebrates the publication of Atlanta resident's Erik Ruhling's new book with an evening of music and mayhem at the Alcove Gallery in Avondale Estates. A Cappella favorite, Hub Cap City, will provide the musical entertainment.

"Now seems like the right time to look beyond the rhetoric and PC language and see what the history of torture can tell us about today's experience in our war on terror," says Frank Reiss, owner of A Cappella Books. "I also think the night's going to be a lot of fun."

In Infernal Device: Machinery of Torture & Execution ,Erik Ruhling assembles an unmatched array of torture tools invented exclusively for the infliction of pain and the ending of life, each carefully researched with an accompanying full-color, highly detailed rendering.


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