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ISBN: 0674024583 / ISBN-13: 9780674024588

Stealing Lincoln's Body

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  • Stealing Lincoln's Body (Belknap Press) – Hardcover (2007)
    by Thomas J Craughwell

    Stealing Lincoln's Body

    Hardcover, Belknap Press
    2007
    English
    Annotated.
    250 pages

    ISBN: 0674024583
    ISBN-13: 9780674024588

    On the night of the presidential election in 1876, a gang of counterfeiters out of Chicago attempted to steal the entombed embalmed body of Abraham Lincoln and hold it for ransom. The custodian of the tomb was so shaken by the incident that he willingly dedicated the rest of his life to protecting the president's corpse. In a lively and dramatic narrative, Thomas J. Craughwell returns to this bizarre, and largely forgotten, event with the first book to place the grave robbery in historical context. He takes us through the ... Show more

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