Decapitating the Union: Jefferson Davis, Judah Benjamin and the Plot to Assassinate Lincoln

Decapitating the Union: Jefferson Davis, Judah Benjamin and the Plot to Assassinate Lincoln By John C. Fazio Joan L. Chaconas, Decapitating the Union Jefferson Davis Judah Benjamin and the Plot to Assassinate Lincoln More than a hundred books have been written about the assassination of Abraham Lincoln yet one of the few certainties about his death is that little about it is certain The literature on the subject
  • Title: Decapitating the Union: Jefferson Davis, Judah Benjamin and the Plot to Assassinate Lincoln
  • Author: John C. Fazio Joan L. Chaconas
  • ISBN: 9781541095380
  • Page: 399
  • Format: Paperback
  • Decapitating the Union: Jefferson Davis, Judah Benjamin and the Plot to Assassinate Lincoln By John C. Fazio Joan L. Chaconas, More than a hundred books have been written about the assassination of Abraham Lincoln, yet one of the few certainties about his death is that little about it is certain The literature on the subject is replete with errors, theories and guesswork This comprehensive work on the assassination and on the attempted assassination of other Northern leaders in the closing daysMore than a hundred books have been written about the assassination of Abraham Lincoln, yet one of the few certainties about his death is that little about it is certain The literature on the subject is replete with errors, theories and guesswork This comprehensive work on the assassination and on the attempted assassination of other Northern leaders in the closing days of the Civil War, seeks to correct major and minor errors in the record, reconcile differences of opinion of historians and scholars, offer explanations for great unknowns and make sense of conspiracy theories After a Foreword by the renowned historian, Joan L Chaconas, it begins with the background of the conflict, threats and assassination attempts against Lincoln, black flag warfare, the Wistar and Dahlgren Kilpatrick Raids on Richmond and the Confederate response thereto, and it ends with the incarceration, trial and sentencing of the assassin s action team except for John H Surratt, who would be tried separately in 1867, and except that one of those tried was not really a member of Booth s team and an in depth analysis of conspiracy In between are chapters on the underground mosaic Booth and his co conspirators the great kidnapping myth that concealed the planned decapitation of the United States government the setting for assassination riddles, conundrums, enigmas and mysteries relating to key players in the drama carnage in the presidential box Booth s descent to the stage, declamations, broken leg, exit and escape attempted decapitation of the government the death of the President Edman Spangler s innocence the pursuit of the fugitives and the death of Booth The author rejects the simple conspiracy theory and affirms the Tidwell, Hall and Gaddy thesis of the complicity of the highest levels of the Confederate government and its Secret Service Bureau The author makes use of hundreds of sources to justify his conclusions and to give greater cohesion to the record of the events of April 14, 1865.
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    1. John C. Fazio Joan L. Chaconas

      John C Fazio has a B.A and J.D from Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland He now lives in Fairlawn an Akron suburb with his wife, Mary, who is retired after a career in public relations Between them, they have seven children, all of whom have left the nest John joined Mary in retirement in 2015 after practicing law for fifty years He is a student of history, with an emphasis on European and American history and with an even greater emphasis on the most defining event in American history, the Civil War He is a member of the Cleveland Civil War Roundtable and has been its president He is also a member of the Lincoln Forum, the Surratt Society, the Cleveland Grays and the Western Reserve Historical Society He teaches Civil War history at Chautauqua Institution, frequently speaks on the war and other subjects before Roundtables and other groups and has written and published numerous articles on the war and other subjects In addition, he has written Decapitating the Union Jefferson Davis, Judah Benjamin and the Plot to Assassinate Lincoln, after five years of research and writing The book was released in January, 2016 Copies are available from , from other on line book sellers, from some book stores and directly from the publisher Morris Gilbert Publishing Company, 3422 S Smith Rd Akron, OH 44333.

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    1. What Your History Teachers Never Told You About Abraham Lincoln and the Civil WarJohn Fazio s book Decapitating the Union Jefferson Davis, Judah Benjamin and the Plot to Assassinate Lincoln reads like a courtroom drama movie of the week than a historical account of one of the most famous times in all of our American history With the detailed analysis of a lawyer and the historical background of a man in love with the era, Fazio weaves a tale of conspiracy, drama, heartbreak, and death that trum [...]


    2. Right from the beginning it is obvious that this amazingly thorough book has been very carefully researched by the author, John C Fazio, who formerly had a successful fifty year career practicing law.His retirement has given John C Fazio the time he needed to devote to writing this book on a subject for which he has had, for a long time, a great fascination, the American Civil War and the assassination of Abraham Lincoln He looks in depth at not only the shooting of Abraham Lincoln by John Wilke [...]


    3. Prepare to be over whelmed and in deep, very deep.This book is the result of a lifetime of dedication to uncovering and understanding the assassination of President Lincoln, the how, the why, the people involved, exactly what happened both before and after, and the consequences Along the way Fazio corrects many errors in our understanding of what transpired For example, Booth never intended to kidnap Lincoln and hold him hostage for the release of Confederate prisoners of as some have contended [...]


    4. I know what you re thinkingoh no, not another Lincoln book and whilst I understand that sentiment, allow me to ensure you that this one is worth the time to read and actually does present some new information and ideas Being fascinated with this subject myself, I ve read most everything about it that I can get my hands on When I saw this book I had fears that it would be a compendium of repeated information, but that is not the case This author has made great strides to correct false information [...]



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