The Lincoln assassination encyclopedia

by Steers, Edward, Jr., 1937-

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"In this encyclopedia of Lincoln's assassination, Edward Steers, Jr., the foremost scholar of the assassination, has assembled knowledge of the subject scattered in documents and writings over a period of nearly a century and a half, organized it authoritatively and comprehensively, and written about it clearly."

--William Hanchett, author of Out of the Wilderness: The Life of Abraham Lincoln

The definitive A-to-Z reference to the Abraham Lincoln assassination by Edward Steers, author of Blood on the Moon: The Assassination of Abraham Lincoln. With a foreword by Manhunt author James L. Swanson.

Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "The public fascination with Abraham Lincoln is unending, and his tragic murder at the time of his greatest triumph is one of the great historical ironies. In this encyclopedia, Steers, author of several other works on Lincoln, brings together all the characters, places, events, and miscellaneous facts related to the Lincoln assassination. The introduction provides a concise overview of the events leading to the assassination and ends with the execution of four of the conspirators. An Assassination Chronology, beginning in 1860 and ending July 25, 1865, provides a time line of events. The entries are arranged in alphabetical order and range in length from a paragraph (for example, Corey, John) to more than eight pages (Booth escape route). Numerous black-and-white photographs, maps, cartoons, and portraits illustrate the articles. All the major and minor players are included, from Booth's family members to Peanut John Burroughs, who held Booth's horse when he went into the theater. Steers also addresses all of the conspiracy theories, such as the claim that John Wilkes Booth escaped and lived under the alias David E. George. He also debunks the theory that Secretary of War Edwin Stanton was behind the assassination and presents evidence pointing to Dr. Samuel Mudd's connection with Booth. Each entry ends with the source of information and in many cases see references to related entries. This in-depth encyclopedia will be a valuable addition to all library collections where information on Lincoln and the Civil War is in demand. It is an appropriate purchase for public and college libraries.--Landry, Abbie Copyright 2010 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Additional Information
Subjects Lincoln, Abraham, -- 1809-1865 -- Assassination -- Encyclopedias.
Presidents -- Assassination -- United States -- Encyclopedias.
United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865.
United States -- History -- 1865-1921.
Publisher New York :Harper Perennial,2010
Edition 1st ed.
Language English
Description xliii, 594 pages : illustrations, maps ; 23 cm
Bibliography Notes Includes bibliographical references.
ISBN 9780061787751 (pbk.)
0061787752 (pbk.)
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