Books by Karen Zeinert

THE LINCOLN MURDER PLOT by Karen Zeinert
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Jan. 15, 1999

"This serviceable study of a pivotal event in US history is heavy reading, but makes an edifying cautionary tale on the perils of the rush to justice. (index, not seen, notes, bibliography, further reading) (Nonfiction. 11-13)"
In a dry but meticulous examination of the events leading up to and following Lincoln's assassination, Zeinert (The Amistad Slave Revolt and American Abolition, 1997, etc.) profiles many of the people involved and refutes 20th-century reinterpretations of evidence that supposedly reveal a Machiavellian conspiracy. Read full book review >
HISTORY
Released: May 15, 1997

Zeinert takes on the improbable story of how 53 Africans from Sierra Leone were captured, sold into slavery, and while en route to Cuba on the Spanish ship Amistad, revolted and ended up in Connecticut. Read full book review >
THE WARSAW GHETTO UPRISING by Karen Zeinert
FICTION
Released: March 15, 1993

"Notes; bibliography; chronology; index and b&w photos (not seen). (Nonfiction. 12+)"
A poignant reminder of the revolts that occurred even in concentration camps like Treblinka. Read full book review >
BIOGRAPHY
Released: March 1, 1993

"Introduction; note; timeline; afterword; glossary; bibliography. (Autobiography. 11-14)"
In 1828, Sherburne published his memoirs as his one legacy to his heirs; here, Zeinert selects the part of greatest interest for a young audience—the author's peregrinations of the Atlantic during the Revolution. Read full book review >

Somewhat briefer than Shirley Jackson's Witchcraft of Salem Village (1956), this is a workmanlike reprise of the same information on the infamous accusations and executions in Massachusetts in 1692. Read full book review >