The Lincoln Murder Plot

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Linnet Books, 1999 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 113 pages
This is the first book about Lincoln's murder to examine all aspects of the plot and conspirators in detail. Karen Zeinert uses first-person sources such as courtroom testimony, letters, and Booth's diary to knit together the motives and relationships of those involved; their probable guilt or those involved; their probable guilt or innocence; what did and did not happen. This book is a true detective story. It gives a close look at a period of turmoil in our history, and how a society in straits reacted to a cataclysmic event. And, finally, readers may want to judge for themselves: Was justice really served in the aftermath of Lincoln's assassination?

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In a dry but meticulous examination of the events leading up to and following Lincoln's assassination, Zeinert (The Amistad Slave Revolt and American Abolition, 1997, etc.) profiles many of the people ... Read full review

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