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  • Paperback: 104 pages
  • Publisher: Colecraft Industries (February 23, 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0977712567
  • ISBN-13: 978-0977712564
  • Product Dimensions: 9.4 x 6.7 x 0.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 6.4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,878,371 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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By all means, pick up this book, sit back and enjoy!
C. Moon
I would recommend this book highly to anyone interested in one of th most tragic events in American history.
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The author has assembled an interesting array of stories, which are well written and understandable.
Scott Mingus

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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Midwest Book Review on May 7, 2008
The assassination of Abraham Lincoln was a traumatizing event to his legions of supporters, a bitter triumph for his many detractors, opened up the southern states to a repressive 'Reconstruction Era' that would have an adverse impact which would last for generations, and became a part of the transformation of an American president into an American legend. While it is commonly known that it was John Wilkes Booth who shot Abraham Lincoln at Ford's Theater while watching a production of 'Our American Cousin', there are a great many minor stories associated with this tragic event that are obscure and relatively unknown to the general public. Michael Kanazawich (a Licensed Battlefield Guide at the Gettysburg National Military Park) has compiled several of these ancillary stories together in his 102-page compendium of "Remarkable Stories Of The Lincoln Assassination". Readers will learn of a gypsy who forecast a terrible end to the life of John Wilkes Booth; of an individual who claimed to by John Wilkes Booth and was mummified and put on display at carnivals; a young boy's eye-witness account of the hanging of Lincoln conspirators. Readers will learn about the conspirators Mary Surratt, Edman Spangler, Dr. Mudd, George and John Atzerod; and Lewis Payne. Accounts of the trial, the day of execution, and the aftermath of the assassination are also presented. Enhanced with anecdotes and endnotes, "Remarkable Stories Of The Lincoln Assassination" is a seminal work that would be appropriate for personal, historical society, and academic library American History reference collections in general, and Lincoln Studies supplemental reading lists in particular.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Scott Mingus on April 12, 2008
Few events in American history have sparked as much controversy as presidential assassinations. As a papermaker, the industry I work in has been blessed by the dizzying array of books and magazine articles written on the killings of John F. Kennedy and Abraham Lincoln, two events that stunned their generations and created firestorms of opinions and agendas. The CIA. The Mafia. The U.S. government. Cuba. The Illuminati. The Confederate States of America. The U.S. Secretary of War. The Pope. All have been blamed in some fashion for one (or both) of these events.

While some of the public has been fascinated by theories and speculations, Gettysburg Licensed Battlefield Guide Michael Kanazawich has focused his energies and studies on finding and communicating some of the more obscure vignettes and remarkable true stories from the assassination of the 16th President. You won't find long accounts of Edwin Stanton's alleged betrayal of his commander-in-chief, or of Jeff Davis's secret plot to take care of his rival and counterpart. Instead, this new book offers a diverse collection of short accounts and stories that are perfect for light reading.

Published by Colecraft Industries, a botique publisher based in Ortanna, PA not far from the Gettysburg Battlefield, Remarkable Stories of the Lincoln Assassination continues Colecraft's recent successful series of books with snippets of interesting information arranged in chronological order covering historical events (Gettysburg, Antietam, and now the Booth / Lincoln story).

The author has assembled an interesting array of stories, which are well written and understandable. Some of well known to the general public, but some would only be known to the hard-core Lincoln historian and enthusiast.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By John Howard on April 25, 2009
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Very interesting, albeit, short stories regarding the details leading up to and related to Lincoln's assassination. Well written, easy reading. Good book for any Lincoln enthusiast.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By F. W. Hawthorne on October 16, 2009
I've read a number of books on the Lincoln Assassination, some good and some bad. Mr. Kanazawich's little volume was the most entertaining. It certainly is sufficiently concise to be enjoyed in one sitting yet it still contained some stories that I had not read in other, much longer books on the topic. I would strongly recommend "Remarkable Stories..." to anyone with even a passing interest in the life and death of the 16th President.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By C. Moon on September 2, 2009
If you're looking for a book chock full of trivia, short stories, intersting facts and anecdotes concerning the Lincoln assassination, this is the book for you! "Remarkable Stories of the Lincoln Assassination" is a delightful and welcome addition to the litany of Lincoln books that have recently been published. This book doesn't pretend to be something it's not - a complete history of the Lincoln assassination. It is, however, exactly what it claims to be - a short work full of intriguing stories and remarkable facts. Not only does this book set the foundation for the assassination, contributing fascinating biographies on all the leading players, but it also follows those characters through to the end (and for many, a sorrowful end at that). Some of the most captivating stories involve not the assassination itself, but rather the tragic, yet compelling, events that followed. A thoroughly enjoyable and quick read for anyone interested in the Lincoln assassination and, more importantly, the fascinating people involved. By all means, pick up this book, sit back and enjoy!
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