- Hardcover: 378 pages
- Publisher: Harcourt; 1st edition (October 1980)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0151522812
- ISBN-13: 978-0151522811
- Product Dimensions: 10 x 7.8 x 1.1 inches
- Shipping Weight: 2.7 pounds
- Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars See all reviews (9 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,530,765 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Lincoln and Kennedy: Medical and Ballistic Comparisons of Their Assassinations Hardcover – October, 1980
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Though Dr. Lattimer has a habit of repeating himself in the text of this volume (sometimes providing triple or even quadruple redundancy when discussing many of the points brought up in the book), his writing style and paragraphing technique are very reader-friendly and easy on the eyes, with bold-face topic headers used frequently to isolate the various sections of evidence he is discussing.
For the first 120 pages of the book, Lattimer focuses his attention on the April 14, 1865, assassination of President Abraham Lincoln, as well as providing interesting details concerning the other two portions of the intricate conspiracy plot that assassin John Wilkes Booth had devised for the elimination of two additional Government officials on that Good Friday back in 1865 -- which were the planned assassinations of Vice President Andrew Johnson and Secretary of State William Seward.*
* = The planned attack on Johnson, however, was aborted entirely; while Seward survived his terrifying ordeal after being savagely and repeatedly stabbed by would-be assassin Lewis Payne.Read more ›
Reviewer: Betty Burks (Knoxville, TN) - See all my reviews
Strange but true: There are seven letters in each name. Both presidents had legality of their election contested. Both were directly concerned with the issue of civil rights. Both were slain on a Friday and in the presence of their wives. Lincoln was elected in 1860; Kennedy in 1960. Their successors were named Johnson (Andrew of Tennessee and Lyndon of Texas) and were Southern Democrats who had previously served inthe U. S. Senate. Andy was born in 1808; Lyndon in 1908.
Booth and Oswald were murdered before tial could be arranged. Both were Southerners favoring unpopular ideas (both deranged). Lincoln's secretary named Kennedy advised him not to go to the theatre. Kennedy's secretary named Lincoln advised him not to go to Dallas. Both Lincoln and Kennedy were carried in death on the same caisson. Pecularities and similarities, but something to ponder after the fact.
Abraham Lincoln suffered from melancholia, as we are aware due to the History Channel special. He is about the most quoted president we've ever had; "the best thing about the future is that it comes only one day at a time," is attributed to him. A movie was made about this book and its claims, or vice versa. Perhaps the movie was made first.
This book verifies what I have always thought, but a smart person at the library put qualifications on the fact that " Mary Sarratt was the first woman in American history to be hanged." The check-out clerk at the downtown library said that perhaps she had been the first official one. This book claims that there had been a conspiracy plot to kidnap Lincoln, and a conspiracy cover-up.Read more ›
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Lattimer was a New York urologist who developed several new magical ideas to defend the Warren Commission's conclusions. One was the "jet effect" (developed along with Dr. Read morePublished on December 21, 2013 by TLR
a lot of medical jargon. a bit difficult to understand in places but interesting none the less. I like the bookPublished on July 9, 2013 by Linda L. Watts