David Rehak Did Lizzie Borden Axe For It?

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Did Lizzie Borden Axe For It?

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9781932586336: Did Lizzie Borden Axe For It?

The Lizzie Borden murders took place in Fall River, Massachusetts, a port on Mount Hope Bay, at the mouth of the Taunton River. The city has numerous historical buildings and tourists come to see the famous battleship USS Massachusetts from World War 2. The ancient Indian name for the area is Quequechan, which means “falling water.” In 1656 the community was established by settlers hailing from Plymouth Colony. In 1811, the first cotton mill was established, and in time the city became well-known for its textile mills, which brought it prosperity well into the 1920s. It was these mills in large part that made Lizzie Borden’s father, Andrew, a rich man by 1892. David Rehak spent eight years (four years of study, two years of research, and two more years of writing and revision) in the production of this book. He became intrigued with Lizzie Borden after viewing an A&E television biography on her in 1996. According to Mr. Rehak, Lizzie was an average, unremarkable woman, and the most extraordinary, criminal or criminal suspect in history. Before she was accused of murder, she was a tiny grain of sand, an absolute nobody who no one took much notice of, and who would have lived a low profile life and vanished from the world’s memory like the flame of a candle. But after she was accused of murder, she became an unforgettable symbol and legend, an absolute somebody. The debate on whether Lizzie Borden was innocent or guilty brings out passionate feelings and disagreements in every sort of person. In fact, during the trial, according to the New York Times, it was estimated that about nineteen hundred marriages ended in divorce because of the intense difference of opinion between husbands and wives that the controversy created. The divide between those who believe she did the crime and those who don’t sometimes runs very deep. Did Lizzie Borden take an “axe” and kill her parents? This book reveals probabilities that should not be suppressed or ignored, certain probabilities that deserve scholarly consideration. This book has been revised from the original and has more vintage pictures, cartoons and information about the Lizzie Borden Mystery. Over 300 pages of interesting information and pictures.

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The Borden murders took place in Fall River, Massachusetts, and the house where it happened is today a Bed & Breakfast, perhaps the city's most popular and controversial tourist destination. The city has numerous other historical buildings as well, and tourists also come to see the famous battleship USS Massachusetts from World War II. But none of these other attractions come close to matching Lizzie Borden in notoriety, and indeed, popularity.

David Rehak spent eight years (four years of study, two years of research, and two more years of writing and revision) in the production of this book. He became intrigued with Lizzie Borden after viewing an A&E television biography on her in 1996. According to Mr. Rehak, Lizzie was an average, unremarkable woman, and the most extraordinary criminal or criminal suspect in history. Before she was accused of murder, she was a tiny grain of sand, an absolute nobody who no one took much notice of, and who would have lived a low-profile life and vanished from the world's memory like the flame of a candle. But after she was accused of murder, she became an unforgettable symbol and legend, an absolute somebody. The debate on whether Lizzie Borden was innocent or guilty brings out passionate feelings and disagreements in every sort of person. In fact, during the Trial, according to the New York Times, it was estimated that about nineteen hundred marriages ended in divorce because of the intense difference of opinion between husbands and wives that the controversy created. The divide between those who believe she did the crime and those who don't sometimes runs very deep. Did Lizzie Borden take an "axe" and kill her parents?

"Did Lizzie Borden Axe For It?" has been the "best-selling" book on Lizzie Borden since its initial publication, and here it is again in print. This new improved re-edited edition is revised and abridged and streamlined with a focus on better, more interesting and more relevant information, including over 20 new photos. 70 photographs and illustrations in all.

About the Author:

DAVID REHAK is a Lizzie Borden researcher whose primary interest is in trying to uncover new, rare, or overlooked Bordenia. He is the author of several crime suspense novels, and has worked with police as a freelance private detective distinguished for his strong mind and exceptional investigative skills. In addition to his work as a true crime scholar of the Borden case, Rehak is an expert on the life and work of the master of the short story and novella, Guy de Maupassant. His intellectual interests also lie in the study of religious and ethical philosophy, and human sexuality. David currently lives in the Czech Republic.

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