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The Lincoln assassination : crime and punishment, myth and memory

Author: Harold Holzer; Craig L Symonds; Frank J Williams; Lincoln Forum.
Publisher: New York : Fordham University Press, 2010.
Series: North's Civil War.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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"Here is an informative and provocative collection of essays about Lincoln's assassination and the place it occupies in American history and culture. The authors are not only in full command of their special approaches to the subject, but they fully command our interest and respect, as well. This is a must."--William Hanchett, author of The Lincoln Murder Conspiracies and the documentary Black Easter.
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Named Person: Abraham Lincoln; Abraham Lincoln
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Harold Holzer; Craig L Symonds; Frank J Williams; Lincoln Forum.
ISBN: 9780823232260 0823232263 9780823232284 082323228X
OCLC Number: 491916743
Notes: "The Lincoln Forum."
Description: xii, 259 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: Lincoln's deathbed in art and memory : the "rubber room" phenomenon / Harold Holzer and Frank J. Williams --
Abraham Lincoln's New York City funeral / Richard E. Sloan --
Not everybody mourned Lincoln's death / Thomas P. Lowry --
Lincoln's chief avenger : Judge Advocate General Joseph Holt / Elizabeth D. Leonard --
The Lincoln assassination in law and lore / Frank J. Williams --
Writing history in a vacuum : the Lincoln assassination / Thomas R. Turner --
"Let the stain of innocent blood be removed from the land" : the military trial of the Lincoln conspirators / Edward Steers, Jr. --
Process versus truth in the case of the Lincoln conspiracy / Michael W. Kauffman --
The martyr and the myth : the Lincoln nobody knows / Richard Nelson Current.
Series Title: North's Civil War.
Responsibility: edited by Harold Holzer, Craig L. Symonds, and Frank J. Williams.

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   schema:description ""A bonanza of penetrating, insightful and thoughtful essays on multiple aspects of Lincoln's assassination that will be warmly welcomed by scholars and amateurs alike."--Anthony S. Pitch, author of "They Have Killed Papa Dead!": The Road to Ford's Theatre, Abraham Lincoln's Murder; and the Rage for Vengeance."@en ;
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   schema:description ""A remarkably fresh series of nine essays on the familiar topic of Lincoln's murder by John Wilkes Booth, The Lincoln Assassination: Crime and Punishment, Myth and Memory ranges from the legal aspects of the assassination to the effects of the loss of their president on the American people. Well-illustrated and conceived, every one of these nine contributions suggests new ways in which the Lincoln assassination can be evaluated by thoughtful historians. Make room for this book on your Civil War and Lincoln shelves."--Jean H. Baker, Goucher College."@en ;
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