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The Lincoln Assassination Encyclopedia Paperback – May 11, 2010
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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.
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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
Thank goodness for this book. When you are studying the assassination there are so many different people involved, it is hard to keep them all straight. Read morePublished 7 months ago by C. Michalski
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 13 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 14 months ago by Buzzin Bee Reviews
A VERY well put together book. A MUST for Civil War enthusiasts!Published 19 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 22 months ago by JimmyLong
Great book. It informs you about almost everyone and thing associated with the assassination, including conspiracy theories.Published on October 23, 2014 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 on May 9, 2014 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 on March 22, 2014 by Dean B. Golding