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The Trial: The Assassination of President Lincoln and the Trial of the Conspirators by [Edward Steers Jr., Jr. Steers Edward, Terry Alford, Burrus Carnahan, Joan L. Chaconas, Percy Martin, Betty Ownsbey, Thomas R Turner, Laurie Verge]

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" The Trial is an invaluable resource and a world-altering reading experience." -- San Francisco Book Review

"" The Trial's major strength is that it has been assembled by Edward Steers Jr., unquestionably the world-class expert on Abraham Lincoln's assassination. He has enlisted first-class assistance from other experts, each of whom provides lucid and thoughtful input."" -- Civil War News

""Brings significant value to the field of Lincoln studies. Edward Steers is the nation's leading authority on the Lincoln assassination. His activities as a lecturer and a scholar have developed an impressive network in the Lincoln historical community." -- Joseph Edward Garrera, President, Lincoln Group of New York" --

""Under the guidance of the experts -- Steers's line-up is truly expert -- readers will be able to distinguish between fact and fancy and come away with a far better understanding of Lincoln's assassination. Everyone with a general or scholarly interest in the assassination and the war will want to have this book." -- William Hanchett, author of The Lincoln Murder Conspiracies" --

"A first rate book that gives all of the details about Lincoln's assassination and the conspirators' trial." -- The Lone Star Book Review

"A valuable work.... Even casual perusers will find passages that tell them something interesting about some of the Confederacy's more sinister schemes, as well as the political atmosphere of immediate postbellum America." -- Books and Culture

"An invaluable reference work and a book that anyone with a serious interest in the Lincoln conspiracy ought to own." -- Journal of Southern History

"Beginning with essays by Steers and other Lincoln scholars about Booth and the eight people arrested as part of the conspiracy, most of the book consists of testimony and legal arguments from the trial transcript. Far from a slipshod investigation, the case looks pretty strong against those accused, with witness testifying to their various meetings before the assassination. Fascinating stuff for history buffs. -- The Hancock News" -- Hancock News

"Brings together a special edition of the trial transcript and ninety pages of commentaries by modern authorities on testimony deemed important to both the prosecution and the defense." -- Journal of Illinois History

"Edward Steers Jr., an accomplished historian who has written informative books on Lincoln's assassination, offers a fairly light hearted- but fully documented- look at some of the legends and myths that have bedeviled our understanding of the 16th president and his times." -- Bowling Green Daily News

"Now readers have easy access to a vital original source document." -- William Hanchett

"Qualifies as the single most important volume on the Lincoln assassination." -- Joseph Edward Garrera

"Reading about something is one thing, but reading the actual testimony - for instance, a witness's play-by-play of John Wilkes Booth's final moments - made the event real in a way I'd never experienced before. I had no idea that Ulysses S. Grant and General Hamilton (Alexander Hamilton's grandson) were among those who testified, or that so much energy was invested in tying the conspirators to ongoing intrigues wiht the Confederate Secret Service. In addition, the actual protocols and arguments are fascinating, taking you through the nuts and bolts of trying a case of such magnitude. The Trial is an invaluable resource and a world-altering reading experience. -- San Francisco Book Review" -- Glen Dallas, San Francisco Book Review

"Steers has edited an important book in Pitman's trial documents, making it generally available to modern readers." -- Civil War Book Review

"Steers is meticulous but never boring, and readers will be fascinated by the variety of tales told about Lincoln's life and death." -- Indiana Magazine of History

"Succeeds in gathering under one cover the essential and unvarnished details of that tragic and twisted affair, including the shadowy presence of the Confederate Secret Service." -- The Washington Times

"The Lincoln scholar, and even those with a less consuming interest in the murder of the Savior of the Union, will find this book fascinating." -- Signal Flag

--This text refers to the hardcover edition.

About the Author

Edward Steers Jr. is the author of numerous books including Blood on the Moon: The Assassination of Abraham Lincoln, Lincoln Legends: Myths, Hoaxes, and Confabulations Associated with Our Greatest President, and The Lincoln Assassination Encyclopedia. He lives in Berkeley Springs, West Virginia. --This text refers to the hardcover edition.

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  • ASIN ‏ : ‎ B0078XFSKE
  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ The University Press of Kentucky (July 31 2003)
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • File size ‏ : ‎ 4120 KB
  • Text-to-Speech ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Screen Reader ‏ : ‎ Supported
  • Enhanced typesetting ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • X-Ray ‏ : ‎ Not Enabled
  • Word Wise ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Print length ‏ : ‎ 564 pages
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Edward Steers, Jr. (University of Pennsylvania, AB, PhD), is the leading authority on the assassination of Abraham Lincoln. He has authored eight books on Lincoln’s death including Blood on the Moon, The Lincoln Assassination Conspirators, His Name is Still Mudd, and The Lincoln Assassination Encyclopedia. In addition to fourteen print books Ed has written he has nine eBooks (digital) listed with He served as an advisor to the President’s Lincoln Bicentennial Commission, and as a member of the West Virginia Lincoln Bicentennial Commission. Ed has appeared on numerous television and radio shows including PBS’s “Morning Edition” with Bob Edwards, the Canadian Broadcasting System, Public Braodcasting’s “American Experience,” CSPAN’s “Book Notes” with Brian Lamb, The History Channel, The Discovery Channel, and the A & E network, Fox network’s “Crossfire” with Robert Novak, and was interviewed by Matt Lauer on the NBC Today Show. Among the honors he has received are the “Person of the Year” award from the Lincoln Group of the District of Columbia, the Lincoln Group of New York’s “Achievement Award,” and the “Lifetime Award of Achievement for Enduring Scholarship in the Field of Lincoln Research” by the Lehigh Valley Heritage Museum.

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