By Nicholas J. C. Pistor
A whole family massacred. A relations feud. A sheriff came across lifeless. Neighbor became opposed to neighbor. studies of ghosts, bounty hunters, deathbed confessions, and legacy fortunes. In 1874, the Saxtown bloodbath rocked a country reeling from monetary melancholy and shattered a small German immigrant farming group in Illinois. The homicide of the Stelzriede relatives led investigators via forests and farmland, chasing footprints, bloody tobacco leaves, and the marks of an ax dragged clear of the scene. Nicholas J. C. Pistor's The Ax Murders of Saxtown is a gripping story of suspense and suspicion that exposes fresh information regarding the century-old crime and showcases the failings of the nineteenth-century justice procedure.
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Lee, and “Stonewall” Jackson, compiled in Great Men and Famous Women, a Victorian anthology of biographical portraits received from his mother at age ten and kept until he died. His understanding of their careers would affect decisions made throughout his life, whether dealing with MacArthur or courting Bess Wallace, the childhood sweetheart whom Truman later wed. He tried to enter West Point because her family was far more prominent than his. “I studied the career of great men to be worthy of her.
Lee. ”63 The Richmond News Leader, Freeman’s newspaper, was less complimentary but still with Truman. “There cannot be two commanders-in-chief,” its editorials stated. ” Nonetheless, the paper conceded that it was not speaking for the masses: MacArthur, “a brilliant general [fired] by a less than brilliant President,” certainly “fills our national hunger” for heroes, as did Lee, Jackson, Charles Lindbergh, and Joe DiMaggio. A New York taxi driver speaking to the New York Times was more pointed.
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