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The Lincoln Assassination Encyclopedia Paperback – Bargain Price, May 11, 2010
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From the Back Cover
The definitive A to Z reference on the assassination of Abraham Lincoln
The first book of its kind, The Lincoln Assassination Encyclopedia is a truly indispensable guide to one of the most dramatic and fascinating events in our nation's history: the murder of the sixteenth president of the United States. Written by Edward Steers, Jr., acclaimed author of Blood on the Moon and one of the world's leading authorities on the subject, here is an exhaustive, highly readable resource that includes:
- All the known persons, places, events, and conspiracies connected to the tragedy
- More than 150 period photographs and maps, many never before published
- The truth behind the hoaxes, myths, and legends surrounding the assassination
- A comprehensive narrative and timeline of events . . . and more
With a foreword by James L. Swanson, bestselling author of Manhunt: The 12-Day Chase for Lincoln's Killer, The Lincoln Assassination Encyclopedia is the perfect addition to every Lincoln library.--This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.
More About the Author
Edward Steers, Jr. (University of Pennsylvania, AB, PhD), is considered the leading authority on the assassination of Abraham Lincoln. Ed has authored seven books on Lincoln's death including "Blood on the Moon," "The Trial," "The Lincoln Assassination Conspirators," and "The Lincoln Assassination Encyclopedia." He served as an advisor to the Lincoln Bicentennial Commission, and as a member of the West Virginia Lincoln Bicentennial Commission. Among the honors he has received are the "Person of the Year" award from the Lincoln Group of the District of Columbia, the Lincoln Group of New York's "Achievement Award," and the "Lifetime Award of Achievement for Enduring Scholarship in the Field of Lincoln Research" by the Lehigh Valley Heritage Museum. More recently Ed has tried his hand at fiction and published "We'LL Meet Again," a World War II novel, and "Der Tagebuch. The Journal," a story set in a small West Virginia town in the 1980s involving the escape of Adolph Hitler and murder.
Top Customer Reviews
The Lincoln Assassination Encyclopedia perhaps would not be an appropriate place to begin learning about the Assassination (rather, a book such as Steers' own "Blood on the Moon" would be better geared towards presenting an initial coherent, chronological picture of events), but the Encyclopedia is definitely a necessary addition to the bookshelf of anyone who considers himself/herself a student of the tragedy.
The book includes an introductory chapter summarizing the chain of events, followed by a useful chronology. The entries themselves are well written and highly informative. Importantly, each entry concludes with a source note; many also have cross-references to related entries. Detailed graphics show Booth's probable route in and around the theater on the night of the assassination and the path he and Herold took until they were captured. I particularly appreciate the wealth of photos that Dr. Steers has unearthed, including numerous portraits of the otherwise ordinary people who played a role in this tragedy.
I love the remarkable number of little photos in this one, the type, the way the author guides us through all the controversies, and the clarity of his writing. The only thing better would be an opportunity to sit in front of a crackling fireplace in Surrattsville with this man on some dark and rainy night, chatting on timelessly about the story and occasionally sipping a glass of wiskey.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
A really well done and comprehensive reference book on the Lincoln assassination. A great book to have on your bedside if you're reading Blood on the Moon: The Assassination of... Read morePublished 5 months ago by B. Morris
Enjoyed going through this encyclopedia, learned a lot of new things about Lincoln's assassination. I would recommend this book to anyone to purchase.Published 5 months ago by Buzzin Bee Reviews
A VERY well put together book. A MUST for Civil War enthusiasts!Published 10 months ago by Ralph DeMattia
LOVE the concise format of the articles and that the sources for the info is at the end of the article instead of the end of the book. Very informative.Published 13 months ago by JimmyLong
Great book. It informs you about almost everyone and thing associated with the assassination, including conspiracy theories.Published 15 months ago by Skyfire486
Anyone who is interested in the Lincoln Assassination or just a history buff would enjoy this book. It's a great reference guide with many unknown facts. Read morePublished 21 months ago by Mark
Very complete review of all the persons involved in the Lincoln assassination. Even the persons on the periphery are covered. Nice job Mr. Steers!!!!Published 23 months ago by Dean B. Golding
First encyclopedia I have ever read all the way through. It satisfies two purposes and is more than I hoped.
1) Can always be used to find, lookup, and reference easily. Read more