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Lincoln Assassination

A Decapitation Plot?

Edward Jay Epstein | Posted 06.15.2013 | Crime
Edward Jay Epstein

As all the world knows by now, Lincoln was assassinated by the actor John Wilkes Booth, who was shot to death by federal troops. Since then Booth has in the popular mind become the template for the crazed lone assassin. In fact, Booth was not the only assassin at work that night.

The Lincoln Conspiracy

Posted 09.10.2012 | Books

The following is the first chapter of "The Lincoln Conspiracy" (Ballantine Books, $26), a new historical thriller by Timothy L. O'Brien, Executive Edi...

LBJ, Two Stories

Reese Schonfeld | Posted 07.08.2012 | Politics
Reese Schonfeld

It would be a colossal bit of hubris to suggest that Robert Caro needs any help from me in researching Lyndon Johnson's presidency from 1964-68, but I have two good stories about that period, and I'd like to get them on Huffington before the book comes out.

A Check Lincoln Wrote Day Before Being Shot Is Found

AP | Posted 03.15.2012 | Home

BROOKLYN, Ohio — A personal check that Abraham Lincoln wrote the day before he was assassinated is among those that were rediscovered by an Ohio...

WATCH: Last Surviving Witness Of Lincoln Assassination Appears On TV In 1956

The Huffington Post | Craig Kanalley | Posted 10.04.2011 | Politics

Thanks to YouTube, this gem in American history has been preserved. In February 1956, two months before his death, 96-year-old Samuel J. Seymour ap...

Movie Review: The Conspirator

Marshall Fine | Posted 06.15.2011 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

As he did with Lions for Lambs, Robert Redford uses The Conspirator to construct a conscience-pricking drama that tells one story while commenting (no...

Did A Sibling Rivalry Kill Abraham Lincoln?

Nora Titone | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Nora Titone

The killer's passionate devotion to the South was undeniable, but his singular family history, and the years he spent contending with his brother's greatness, presented other keys to his character.

America Did Torture -- Lincoln's Assassins

Robert Schlesinger | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert Schlesinger

The torture memos are being released today and will undoubtedly appall us. But keep in mind that there is precedent for the U.S. government torturing

The Last Lincolns

Charles Lachman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Charles Lachman

In each succeeding generation, the misfortunes of Abraham Lincoln's direct descendants multiplied into a litany of alcoholism, squandered fortunes, and outright dissipation.