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Blood On The Moon

Author : Edward Steers
ISBN : 0813191513
Genre : History
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Blood on the Moon examines the evidence, myths, and lies surrounding the political assassination that dramatically altered the course of American history. Was John Wilkes Booth a crazed loner acting out of revenge, or was he the key player in a wide conspiracy aimed at removing the one man who had crushed the Confederacy's dream of independence? Edward Steers Jr. crafts an intimate, engaging narrative of the events leading to Lincoln's death and the political, judicial, and cultural aftermaths of his assassination.
Category: History

The Lincoln Murder Conspiracies

Author : William Hanchett
ISBN : 0252013611
Genre : History
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Clears up misconceptions spread by various conspiracy theories, recounts the factual evidence concerning Lincoln's assassination, and explains why such unproved theories have been so popular.
Category: History

When The Bells Tolled For Lincoln

Author : Carolyn Lawton Harrell
ISBN : 0865545871
Genre : Political Science
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In the morning hours of 15 April 1865, tolling bells in Washington declared the devastating news of Lincoln's death. For the first time in the nation's history a president had been assassinated. As news of the assassination reached the conquered South, church bells in the former Confederacy joined in the pealing. From the President's election through the end of the Civil War, Southerners had blamed Lincoln for their misfortune and ultimate downfall. Yet in the days after the assassination, Confederates gladdened by Lincoln's death feared Northern reprisals and dared not express their feelings openly. As word spread across the South, however, many ex-Confederates turned to their diaries and journals, where they poured out their fears and wrath with impunity and without restraint. After more than four years researching and writing, Carolyn L. Harrell has produced a unique and fascinating analysis of Southerners' reactions to the death of Abraham Lincoln.
Category: Political Science

The Assassination Of Abraham Lincoln

Author : Kay Melchisedech Olson
ISBN : 9780736838313
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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In graphic novel format, tells the story of Abraham Lincoln's assassination and the escape and death of John Wilkes Booth.
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

The Assassination Of Lincoln

Author : Lloyd Lewis
ISBN : 0803279493
Genre : History
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The Civil War officially ended at Appomattox soon after President Lincoln?s second inauguration. During his first term he had been widely viewed by special-interest groups as a good-natured, indecisive bungler, and worse. In the South he was still despised, and many in the North, especially the radicals in the Republican party, distrusted and derided his leniency toward the vanquished. On the evening of April 14, 1865, an assassin?s bullet irrevocably altered the way Abraham Lincoln would be viewed by Americans. In life a cunning politician, Lincoln became in death a selfless martyr. Lloyd Lewis explicates the mythology that evolved out of Lincoln?s death, the outpouring of national grief, the pursuit of John Wilkes booth and the conspirators, booth?s fate, and the frequent moving and reburial of Lincoln?s coffin.
Category: History

The Lincoln Assassination

Author : William C. Edwards
ISBN : 9780252091070
Genre : History
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On April 22, 1865, Brevet Colonel H. L. Burnett was assigned to head the investigation into the murder of President Abraham Lincoln and the attempted murder of Secretary of State William H. Seward. Burnett orchestrated the collection of thousands of documents for the Military Commission’s trial of the conspirators. This deep archive of documentary evidence--consisting of letters, depositions, eyewitness accounts, investigative reports, and other documents--provides invaluable insight into the historical, cultural, and judicial context of the investigation. Only a fraction of the information presented in these documents ever made its way into the trial, and most of it has never been readily accessible. By presenting an annotated and indexed transcription of these documents, this volume offers significant new access to information on the events surrounding the assassination and a vast new store of social and political history of the Civil War era. “With tears in my eyes I think it your duty to hang every rebel caught. I feel as bad as if was my own mother or father & will be one to volunteer to try & shoot every Southern man. May God have mercy on the man’s soul that done such a deed. With much Respect for our Country, I remain Weeping” --Anonymous letter, New York, April 15, 1865 “I know Booth. He was in the habit of coming to my place to shoot. . . . He shot well, and practiced to shoot with accuracy in every possible position. . . . He was a quick shot; always silent, reticent.” --Deposition of Benjamin Barker, Pistol Gallery proprietor
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The Assassination Of Abraham Lincoln

Author : Dennis B. Fradin
ISBN : 0761421238
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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Describes why the assassination of President Lincoln was a turning point in United States history, and why, if he had lived, the history of race relations in the country might have been smoother.
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

The Lincoln Assassination Trial The Court Transcripts

Author : William C. Edwards
Genre : History
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This is a transcript of NARA M599 Reels 8-15. It contains the arguments and summaries as well as the full testimony of each witness. It also contains the testimony of the perjured witnesses. This along with "The Lincoln Assassination: The Evidence" and The Lincoln Assassination: The Reward Files" constitute a large majority of the primary evidence of the assassination.
Category: History