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Did Lizzie Borden Axe For It?

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Who murdered Andrew and Abby Borden?

The Lizzie haters say: "If Lizzie is innocent, why didn't the killer kill her too? Why didn't she see him in the house?" while the Lizzie lovers say: "Andrew had enemies; and besides, Lizzie couldn't have accomplished the murders so cleanly."

On Thursday morning, August the 4th 1892, in the safe and sleepy mill town of Fall River, Massachusetts, Andrew and Abby Borden were savagely hacked to death in their ...

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Overview

Who murdered Andrew and Abby Borden?

The Lizzie haters say: "If Lizzie is innocent, why didn't the killer kill her too? Why didn't she see him in the house?" while the Lizzie lovers say: "Andrew had enemies; and besides, Lizzie couldn't have accomplished the murders so cleanly."

On Thursday morning, August the 4th 1892, in the safe and sleepy mill town of Fall River, Massachusetts, Andrew and Abby Borden were savagely hacked to death in their home. Their upstanding and respectable younger daughter, Lizzie, was suspected and tried for their murders but was acquitted of the crime. If she was guilty, one can say she severed her family ties in the bloodiest way imaginable. If she wasn't guilty, she is one of the most maliciously maligned innocents that criminal history has ever seen.

Unlike most books on Lizzie Borden (which have a theory or agenda), this book instead poses the strongest clear factual arguments for why Lizzie may be either guilty or innocent, without any biased conclusions on the author's part. It also includes striking rare new revelations and anecdotes about Lizzie's private life, in addition to known facts being presented in a new way, and many rare and previously unpublished photographs.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781435711754
  • Publisher: Lulu.com
  • Publication date: 2/23/2008
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 280
  • Sales rank: 1,203,402
  • Product dimensions: 0.63 (w) x 6.00 (h) x 9.00 (d)

Meet the Author

DAVID REHAK is a Lizzie Borden researcher whose primary interest is in trying to uncover new, rare, and overlooked Bordenia.
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  • Posted October 23, 2008

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    Rehak's book is Wild Ride!

    I wrote about this new edition in my blog where I explained the facts of why a second edition was ¿rushed to print.¿ This third edition has corrected the abysmal editing errors that were an unfortunate result.<BR/><BR/>This is different kind of Lizzie book. No long, flowing narratives here. Dave takes us on a thoroughly enjoyable Mr. Toad¿s wild ride weaving in and out, up and down, over and around and back again, giving us punches of ¿in your face¿ data to quickly absorb, question, and quickly move on. With almost bullet-point speed he whisks us through ¿Lizzie didn¿t do it¿, then rebounds with ¿Lizzie did it¿ then we are off and flying again into the skies of ¿whys¿. Why was Lizzie thought to be a lesbian, why does Lizzie linger; why was Lizzie a romantic being, and so on. If television¿s TMZ and ¿Access Hollywood¿ were turned into a book on Lizzie, this would be it. <BR/><BR/>While Mr. Rehak asserts he makes no claim as to her guilt or innocence, it is clear he has a real affection for the inscrutable Miss Borden and sways from an unbiased hand more than once. For this we can forgive him. Most authors attempting to maintain neutrality often write with a slight transparency allowing the reader to draw the correct conclusion.<BR/><BR/>There are two things that have never been published in any book on the Borden case before and they appear in this book only. First, a portrait of Andrew Borden as a young man. This image has never appeared in a book up to this time. Second, and more importantly, something ¿new¿ in Lizzie¿s own hand: a note she wrote not long after the sinking of the Titantic. I would recommend to any Bordenia collector to purchase Dave¿s book for these images alone. <BR/><BR/>David Rehak has given us a marvelous compendium representative of the orbit that spins around our Miss Lizzie, and he¿s done it with originality, good humor, and a fast track ride wholly entertaining and worthy of our attention.<BR/><BR/>If you have the first edition - hold on to that baby - it¿s value just soared! And having a collection of all 3 is what the true Borden collector aspires. I recommend you purchase this unique collectible and treat yourself to that wild ride!

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