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Steers, Edward Jr 1937-

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Works: 25 works in 78 publications in 1 language and 10,959 library holdings
Genres: Folklore  Legends  History  Sources  Diaries  Encyclopedias  Biography  Pictorial works  Guidebooks  Records and correspondence 
Roles: Author, Editor
Classifications: E457.5, 973.7092
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Most widely held works by Edward Steers
Blood on the moon : the assassination of Abraham Lincoln by Edward Steers( Book )
8 editions published between 2001 and 2005 in English and held by 1,256 libraries worldwide
Draws upon primary sources to chronicle the assassination of President Abraham Lincoln and debunk myths that have shrouded the event, covering the planning of the murder and the investigation and executions that followed it
Lincoln legends : myths, hoaxes, and confabulations associated with our greatest president by Edward Steers( Book )
12 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in English and held by 1,070 libraries worldwide
Publisher description for Lincoln legends : myths, hoaxes, and confabulations associated with our greatest president / Edward Steers Jr. ; with an introduction by Harold Holzer. With an Introduction by Harold Holzer The folklore surrounding history's towering figures often overshadows actual scholarship, both in terms of quantity and in terms of prevalence in the public consciousness. As one might expect with a revered national icon, nearly every facet of Abraham Lincoln's life has been subject to mythmaking as well as academic inquiry of widely varying quality and accuracy. In Lincoln Legends, noted historian and Lincoln expert Edward Steers Jr. carefully scrutinizes some of the most notorious tall tales and distorted ideas about America's sixteenth President. Did Abraham Lincoln write his greatest speech on the back of an envelope on the way to Gettysburg? Did he appear before a congressional committee to defend his wife against charges of treason? Was Lincoln an illegitimate child? Was he gay? Edward Steers weighs the evidence in these and other heated debates about the Great Emancipator. Steers's conclusions will satisfy some and disappoint others, and he just might settle some of these enduring questions once and for all
The trial : the assassination of President Lincoln and the trial of the conspirators by Edward Steers( Book )
10 editions published between 2003 and 2013 in English and held by 405 libraries worldwide
"In this reprint edition of Pitman's original 1865 version, eight leading assassination scholars provide commentary designed to guide the leader through the 402 pages of testimony by focusing on the relevant testimony as it relates to each defendant"--Preface
The Lincoln assassination conspirators : their confinement and execution, as recorded in the letterbook of John Frederick Hartranft by John F Hartranft( Book )
4 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 352 libraries worldwide
"On May 1, 1865, two weeks after Abraham Lincoln's assassination, recently inaugurated president Andrew Johnson appointed John Frederick Hartranft to command the military prison at the Washington Arsenal, where the U.S. government had just incarcerated the seven men and one woman accused of complicity in the shooting. From that day through the execution of four of the accomplices, the Pennsylvania-born general held responsibility for the most notorious prisoners in American history. A strict adherent to protocol, Hartranft kept a meticulously detailed account of his experiences in the form of a letterbook. In The Lincoln Assassination Conspirators, noted Lincoln scholars Edward Steers, Jr., and Harold Holzer, in partnership with the National Archives, present this fascinating historical record for the first time with contextual materials and expert annotations, providing a remarkable glimpse behind the scenes of the assassination's aftermath."--Inside jacket
The Lincoln assassination encyclopedia by Edward Steers( Book )
4 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 332 libraries worldwide
The first book of its kind, this volume is a truly exhaustive reference to the Lincoln assassination. Illustrated with 150 photos, many of which have never been published before, the encyclopedia contains all of the known information that relates to this infamous event
Hoax : Hitler's diaries, Lincoln's assassins, and other famous frauds by Edward Steers( Book )
6 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 308 libraries worldwide
Investigates six of history's biggest frauds, looking at how the hoaxes were carried out and what continued belief in them reveals about society's understanding of history
The Lincoln assassination : the evidence ( Book )
5 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 305 libraries worldwide
Microcopy 599 in the War Department's files contains evidentiary documents concerning the Lincoln assassination and the conspirators involved. "Making the file available in printed form will make this fascinating historical data more readily accessible to a much wider audience than ever before."-Introduction
Lincoln's assassination by Edward Steers( Book )
3 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 117 libraries worldwide
For 150 years, the assassination of Abraham Lincoln has fascinated the American people. Relatively few academic historians, however, have devoted study to it, viewing the murder as a side note tied to neither the Civil War nor Reconstruction. Over time, the traditional story of the assassination has become littered with myths, from the innocence of Mary Surratt and Samuel Mudd to John Wilkes Booth's escape to Oklahoma or India, where he died by suicide several years later. In this succinct volume, Edward Steers, Jr. sets the record straight, expertly analyzing the historical evidence to explai
His name is still Mudd : the case against Doctor Samuel Alexander Mudd by Edward Steers( Book )
2 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 81 libraries worldwide
The escape and capture of John Wilkes Booth by Edward Steers( Book )
7 editions published between 1983 and 1992 in English and held by 79 libraries worldwide
Lincoln a pictorial history by Edward Steers( Book )
2 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 39 libraries worldwide
Abraham Lincoln in the District of Columbia by Edward Steers( Book )
1 edition published in 1984 in English and held by 18 libraries worldwide
The "quotable" Lincoln : a selection from the writings and speeches of Abraham Lincoln by Abraham Lincoln( Book )
1 edition published in 1996 in English and held by 10 libraries worldwide
Don't you know there's a war on? : life on the home front during World War II by Edward Steers( Book )
1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 6 libraries worldwide
The escape and capture of George A. Atzerodt by Edward Steers( Book )
in English and held by 5 libraries worldwide
The day they died ( visu )
1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 3 libraries worldwide
Deathbed stories of some of history's most famous figures highlight this multi-faceted look at life's last step
Conspiracy? ( visu )
1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 3 libraries worldwide
Theorists Edward Steers Jr. and Charles Higham present their controversial ideas about Lincoln's death
 
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