Stealing Lincoln's Body (Hardcover) - Craughwell, Thomas J.

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On the night of the presidential election in 1876, a gang of counterfeiters attempted to steal the entombed body of Abraham Lincoln and hold it for ransom. This rousing story of con men, federal agents, and ordinary Springfield citizens underscores that truth really is sometimes stranger than fiction.

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Publisher Harvard Univ Pr
Mfg Part# 9780674024588
SKU 203355081
Format Hardcover
ISBN10 0674024583
Release Date 4/1/2007
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Editors Note Details a bizarre, little-known historical event in which a gang of Chicago counterfeiters attempted to steal the entombed, embalmed body of Abraham Lincoln on the night of the 1876 presidential election, discussing the planning and execution of the crime, the resulting investigation, the reaction of Lincoln's family, and the aftermath.
Editors Note 1 Details a little-known historical event in which a gang of Chicago counterfeiters attempted to steal the entombed, embalmed body of Abraham Lincoln discussing the planning and execution of the crime, the resulting investigation, the reaction of Lincoln'sfamily, and the aftermath.
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Book Format Hardcover
Number of Pages 0250
Publisher Belknap Press

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