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The Assassination of Lincoln: History & Myth.

LEWIS, Lloyd.

Published by MJF Books n.y., New York
ISBN 10: 1567314090 / ISBN 13: 9781567314090
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Title: The Assassination of Lincoln: History & Myth...

Publisher: MJF Books n.y., New York

Binding: Hardcover

Dust Jacket Condition: Dust Jacket Included

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

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8vo. Red and tan paper over boards, pictorial dust jacket. (10pp), 367pp. Near fine/near fine. Introduction by Mark E. Neely, Jr. Tight, quite nice reprint edition of Lewis's 1929 "Myths After Lincoln" -- with a lovely autograph addition: Tipped opposite the title page is a Typed Letter Signed from Neely, 1p, 8" X 11", Fort Wayne, IN, 1974 April 4. Addressed to noted Lincoln and Civil War scholar Arnold F. Gates (1914-93). Very good. On letterhead of "The Lincoln National Life Foundation," which lists Neely as director, the Pulitzer Prize winner chats cordially about a Lincoln image the institution needs and asks Gates for a copy. Signed "Mark" in blue ink. MONAGHAN 3108. Bookseller Inventory # 40261

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Synopsis: The Civil War officially ended at Appomattox soon after President Lincoln?s second inauguration. During his first term he had been widely viewed by special-interest groups as a good-natured, indecisive bungler, and worse. In the South he was still despised, and many in the North, especially the radicals in the Republican party, distrusted and derided his leniency toward the vanquished. On the evening of April 14, 1865, an assassin?s bullet irrevocably altered the way Abraham Lincoln would be viewed by Americans. In life a cunning politician, Lincoln became in death a selfless martyr. Lloyd Lewis explicates the mythology that evolved out of Lincoln?s death, the outpouring of national grief, the pursuit of John Wilkes booth and the conspirators, booth?s fate, and the frequent moving and reburial of Lincoln?s coffin.

About the Author: Lloyd Lewis wrote Sherman, Fighting Prophet (1993), also a Bison Book. Mark E. Neely, Jr., who introduces this book, previously titled Myths after Lincoln, is professor of history at St. Louis University. He is the author of The Abraham Lincoln Encyclopedia, The Insanity File: The Case of Mary Todd Lincoln, and The Fate of Liberty: Abraham Lincoln and Civil Liberties.

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