“Stranger Than Fiction: The Lincoln Curse” is a collection of 50 stories that prove, in the words of Mark Twain, sometimes truth can be stranger than fiction.
According to Southern lore, a dying Confederate, versed in the dark arts, placed a curse on the Lincoln family on the day General Robert E. Lee surrendered. Soon afterwards, Abraham Lincoln was assassinated and calamity befell everyone who assisted or abetted the Lincoln family. In the next 98 years three more American presidents were assassinated. Each time an American president has been murdered, he was in the company of a member of the Lincoln family.
Michael Williams has written for more than 30 newspapers and magazines including the Civil War Times Illustrated and The Civil War Courier.