To the millions world wide who remain fascinated with the inscrutable, enigmatic Lizzie Borden and her one dimensional persona linked to those horrific hatchet 1892 murders in Fall River, comes a monumental book giving depth and texture to Fall River’s social history and bringing life to Lizzie Andrew Borden.
The Fall River Historical Society is about to publish a work that has been at least 8 years in the making: Parallel Lives – A Social History of Lizzie A. Borden’s Fall River by FRHS Curator, Michael Martins and Assistant Curator, Dennis Binette.
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The dust jacket blurbs are the best descriptions as to what this book is about so I encourage you to read them.
This book is over 1,000 pages and has over 500 photographs, many never seen before including Lizzie herself.
For any historian of America’s industrial age, gilded age, working class versus the elite or just Lizzie Borden – this is an absolute MUST HAVE book. Oh, it’s not going to be cheap, and it certainly isn’t “light” reading, but I guarantee this will be the BE ALL, TELL ALL book for just what its title implies.
If you have to sell all your other books on Lizzie Borden to afford this one – do just that because THIS book is going to show you the REAL Lizzie.
You can pre-order HERE. Simply fill out the email form and in the Comment section state that you wish to order the book. The price has not yet been set but will be soon. Read also THIS LINK for more information on the contents.
Again, I can not emphasize enough how important it is to get this book if you are truly interested in Lizzie Borden and Fall River and how each affected the other. If you are familiar with the Fall River Historical Society’s only other published book, The Knowlton Papers, then you already know the supreme quality of their work.
This book is surely to rattle the foundations of all existing theories about Lizzie, make you think twice about her guilt or innocence (they do not attempt to solve the case by any means), and most importantly, not only introduce us but delve under the skin of a flesh and blood Lizzie we’ve never known before.
I have always said to know Lizzie is to know Fall River. This magnificent work serves it all up through a cornucopia that spills forth nuggets of gold. So, enrich your knowledge with this gifted treasure. A treasure you will value all your life. Parallel Lives – you’d be a fool not to order it now.