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Lizzie Borden: The Untold Story

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On a hot August morning in 1892, Mrs. Abby Borden was tidying up the guest room in her house in Fall River, Massachusetts. Someone entered, carrying an ax. An hour and a half later her husband, Andrew J. Borden, lay down to take a nap on the sitting room sofa. Again someone entered, ax in hand.

The two violent, brutal murders shocked the country. And when, a week later, pol
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Hardcover, 269 pages
Published 1961 by Simon and Schuster
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Zakary McGaha
Apr 06, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Excellent overview of the Borden case. Seriously draws you into that world. This may change your opinion about the case...
Banrion Cruimh Leabhar
Oct 29, 2011 rated it it was amazing
This is a very old book that I picked up in a second hand bookshop in Ireland for 1 Euro (bargain) I do like old books and although I have had this in my possession for over 4 years I have never gotten round to reading it. I finally managed to settle down to the book which is a very unbiased insight into the life and trial of Lizzie Borden. Like most of you out there we all know the rhyme Lizzie Lizzie Borden took an axe
And gave her father forty whacks,
When she saw what she had done,
She gave her
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Katherine
Sep 12, 2012 rated it really liked it
Interesting and factual account of the murder and the personality of Lizzie.
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Jessi Zeidler
Sep 21, 2017 rated it liked it
An older book, but an interesting read nonetheless. I've always questioned her guilt, and if nothing else, it's refreshing to read the words of someone who questions it as well.
Martha Steele
Jan 03, 2014 rated it really liked it
Interesting because Edward Radin believed that Lizzie was completely innocent and that the murders were committed by Bridget, the maid. Lots of minutiae about a case I've become a bit obsessed with lately.
Bonsai
Nov 07, 2013 rated it liked it
Uneven. A refreshing non-sensationalistic perspective, marred by lot of little inaccuracies scattered throughout. As a result, Radin busts some larger myths while perpetuating other smaller ones. Due largely to those numerous minor errors, his solution to the crime doesn't strike me as credible.
Toni Seger
Apr 01, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I read this a long time ago and was extremely impressed with it. It destroys the Lizzie Borden myth which is why no one refers to it.
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