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eBook Lizzie Borden: Past Present ePub

by Leonard Rebello

  • ISBN: 0967073901
  • Category: True Crime
  • Subcategory: Biography
  • Author: Leonard Rebello
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Al-Zach Pr; 1st edition (May 1, 1999)
  • Pages: 642
  • ePub book: 1976 kb
  • Fb2 book: 1875 kb
  • Other: lrf docx mbr doc
  • Rating: 4.6
  • Votes: 764

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Lizzie Borden: Past & Present by Rebello, Leonard.

Lizzie Borden: Past & Present by Rebello, Leonard. Having treasured my 35-year collection of all books written on the case, not to mention volumes of newspapers, magazines, compendium publications, and various memorabilia items, I had thought that all there was to learn about Lizzie had been written. But Mr. Rebello's book was like walking along a familiar shoreline at the water's edge

Lizzie Borden, past & present.

Lizzie Borden, past & present.

Rebello, Leonard (1999). Lizzie Borden-Past and Present. Lizzie Borden, a Case Book of Family and Crime in the 1890s. Bloomington, Indiana: . Publications Division. ISBN 978-0-89917-302-3.

Lizzie Borden, Past & Present book. See a Problem? We’d love your help. a comprehensive reference detailing the people, places, events, newspapers, periodicals, literature, creative-performing arts, and contemporary interests. Published 1999 by Al-Zach Press in Fall River, Mass.

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The most informative book on the Borden case, according to many scholars, is Leonard Rebello's "Lizzie Borden: Past & Present" (I didn't read it and don't possess it neither. Mr. Morse, when you were told for the THIRD time that Abby and Andrew had been killed, why did you pronounce a "WHAT" to Mrs. Churchill?

Lizzie Borden: Past & Present by Rebello, Leonard

Comments

Jugami Jugami
Having treasured my 35-year collection of all books written on the case, not to mention volumes of newspapers, magazines, compendium publications, and various memorabilia items, I had thought that all there was to learn about Lizzie had been written. I thought the only new information forthcoming would be from the dusty contents of attic trunks, finally opened and generously shared. But Mr. Rebello's book was like walking along a familiar shoreline at the water's edge. Suddenly, unexpected waves, one after another, awash you in a thrilling awareness that you're being drawn in closer and closer to an elusive substance.

New revelations based on extensive and intensive research by the author makes this a 'must have' for any Bordenia afficionado. What Victoria Lincoln described as 'that closely knit community' of the 'old families' jumps to life with knowledge of who was related to who, who bought what property when and for how much. Who would have known Hyman Lubinsky lived at the 2nd Street home for a short while many years after the trial. Or that Lizzie and Emma held on to that property until the second decade of the new century. Or that Lizzie went to the Chicago World's Fair shortly after the trial accompanied by Mrs. Holmes daughter. Or that "Butcher Davis" was blind; or that at least a dozen newspaper reporters' wrote descriptions of Lizzie's physical appearance with such wildly differing interpretations one wonders if they were blind. Even the obits and property transaction records Rebello draws heavily on, lends to the growing list of factoids not otherwise known. I especially liked the lack of chronological presentation. And the sketches and photographs not previously available are a delicious delight.

Rebello gives little sidebar commentary and it's difficult to tell just which side of the Dining Room door he stands from this work. One has to refer to CASE REOPENED and the segment on Lizzie Borden to hear him speak of his opinion that Bridget was probably in on it, or that he doesn't dispute the incense theory. But you won't find that here. This is not a study in conjecture. This is filled with factual information. And it's so abundantly rich in newspaper headlines, that by their very volume and the author's presentation, we acquire bonus knowledge. The bonus is from his painstaking research giving us biographical sketches of almost everyone mentioned in the articles and documents. These are the waves that wash upon us. This is what thrills us in the reading.

Lizzie Borden - Past & Present is a handsome volume, well worth the price. I, for one, am greatly indebted to Mr. Rebello, a long-time native and historian in Fall River, for his 6 year effort. If you bypass this because of the cost - you really aren't interested in our beloved, enigmatic Lizzie. You won't find a concrete solution, but there's more information packed into these 600 plus pages to provide the serious reader with enriched clues and revelations of substance. Surely this will become the premier collector's item to date. Surely this will be "the" source document for future researchers.

Where we once had a spectral shroud, an enigmatic, elusive Lizzie - Rebello brings us up close and personal, allowing us to extend our arm to the hand that holds the fluttering fan. This is closer than we've ever been before.

Faye Musselman
Payson, AZ
(originally written in 1999)
Samugul Samugul
Grest read! Very informative!
Hadadel Hadadel
"Lizzie Borden took an axe / Gave her mother forty whacks..." According to popular belief Lizzie was responsible for the double murder in Fall River, Massachussetts on 4th August, 1892. A year later, however, a jury found her 'Not Guilty' and officially the case remains unsolved. This has led to a number of theories as to who 'really' did the deed (the maid, the sister who was supposedly in another town, a previously unknown illegitimate half-brother).

With this book you get a plain chronologue of facts and sources - fully referenced - which are left to speak for themselves. From the ancestry of the Bordens of Fall River to the grave of Lizzie's pets you get the full story of the case from beginning to end.

This book is a tremendous work of scholarship. You finally feel you do know Lizzie and her family and understand the world in which they lived. More importantly, the book doesn't attempt to answer questions which will always remain unanswered (why did Lizzie feel driven to kill her father and stepmother at that particular time and in that way?).

The final impression is one of great sadness. Lizzie was acquitted by a jury but condemned in public opinion, living an increasingly lonely life snubbed by her former friends. Even her sister left her in 1905 and they didn't meet or communicate for the rest of their lives - 22 years. And yet this isolated, eccentric old lady treated her newspaper delivery boy to "the best muffins" (baked by Lizzie herself) in town. You could say Lizzie served a 35 year sentence in a prison without bars.

This book lays to rest many of the myths that have grown up about the case (it seems even the weather on that day has been misreported) and should be studied by anyone with a genuine interest in the 'Fall River tragedy'.
Shakar Shakar
Presented in bibliographical style, this is the longest and arguably the most complete and comprehensive Lizzie book written to date. The amount of time and research and writing it must have taken is hard to fathom. This mammoth of a book is an incredible work.

David Rehak

author of "Did Lizzie Borden Axe For It?"