The Lincoln-Kennedy Coincidences

Fact and Legend in the Assassinations


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About the Book

This work is a witty exploration of the eerie similarities between the assassinations of presidents Abraham Lincoln and John Kennedy that have fascinated both casual and serious history buffs for more than half a century. From the compilation of these mysterious coincidences to the campfire story of a curse cast upon the American presidency, this account is filled with captivating anecdotes that are often hard to believe. Balancing historical research with a sprinkle of whimsy, this book is the most substantial investigation of a nearly folkloric American topic. Pulling back the curtain of history, it sheds light on what makes these coincidences so intriguing and enduring.

About the Author(s)

Jonathan Knight
Format: softcover (6 x 9)
Pages: 232
Bibliographic Info: 23 photos, bibliography, index
Copyright Date: 2023
pISBN: 978-1-4766-9055-1
eISBN: 978-1-4766-4846-0
Imprint: Exposit

Table of Contents

Table of Contents

Preface 1

Prologue: Running Mates 3

 1. A Fascinating List of Apparent Nonsense 7

 2. The Mystery of Dr. Matrix 25

 3. The Curse of Tippecanoe 36

 4. That Time John Kennedy Saved Abraham Lincoln 49

 5. The ­X-100 and the Bloody Rocker 61

 6. A Haunted Dress and the Shadow of History 77

 7. An Abandoned Church, a Tractor Store, and the Sorrows of ­Post-Assassination Resale Value 97

 8. Assassination Goes to the Movies 126

 9. PH Balance 141

10. Escape of the Assassins: The Board Game 158

11. The Assassins’ Assassins 175

12. So What? 195

Acknowledgments 209

Sources 211

Bibliography 217

Index 221