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Anyone familiar with the book by Caleb Jenner Stephens?
The full title is: Worst Seat in the House: Henry Rathbone's Front Row Seat of the Lincoln Assassination.
Bill, Caleb (username: calebj123) is a forum member, and there is a thread about the book here. This year Caleb came out with a second book entitled The Assassination of Abraham Lincoln: An Illustrated Account of America's First Murdered President.
Sorry I missed that previous thread. I just purchased it for my I Phone. Can't wait to listen!
You will enjoy it, Bill. It's really a fascinating book.
Just listened to the first chapter- wow! Just when tou think it has all been said.
Does it strike anyone as odd that Rathbone married his step-sister?
(...especially his older step-sister...)
Would have raised eye-brows during the Victorian era that it was?
In the book, Caleb investigates the notion that PTSD affected Rathbone's life. It is pretty good and interesting
Caleb spoke about the book at our 2014 conference and gave a good explanation as to why Rathbone might be diagnosed with PTSD in today's medical world. That kind of "presentism" I approve of...
Yes, and he speculates that early trauma like the loss of his father set the stage for later vulnerability to PTSD.
(06-28-2015 10:33 AM)Eva Elisabeth Wrote: [ -> ](...especially his older step-sister...)

Clara was older? I didn't know that.
(06-28-2015 08:29 PM)LincolnToddFan Wrote: [ -> ]
(06-28-2015 10:33 AM)Eva Elisabeth Wrote: [ -> ](...especially his older step-sister...)

Clara was older? I didn't know that.

By almost three years.
Re.: " Rathbone might be diagnosed with PTSD in today's medical world" - certainly, I just wonder if it had saved Clara's life. One often reads of similar tragedies that had been foreseeable but unless something really happened there had been no way to interfere as the perpetrator hadn't agreed on any treatment etc. Lincolnman Bill, I'd like to learn what you think on this?
Eva: i'm not sure what you're asking?
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