A Murder in Amish Ohio: The Martyrdom of Paul Coblentz

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Publishing 3/1/2021
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Overview
In the summer of 1957, a young Holmes County farmer was gunned down in cold blood. There was little to distinguish this slaying from hundreds of others throughout the United States that year except for one detail: Paul Coblentz was Amish. A committed pacifist, Coblentz would not raise a hand against his killers. As sensational crimes often do, the “Amish murder” opened a window into the private lives of the young man, his family and his community—a community that in some respects remains as enigmatic today as it was more than half a century ago. Authors of Wicked Columbus, Ohio’s Black Hand Syndicate and others, David Meyers and Elise Meyers Walker unravel the intricacies surrounding one of Ohio’s most intriguing murder cases.
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ISBN: 9781467147538
Format: Paperback
Publisher: The History Press
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State: Ohio
Series: True Crime
Images: 60
Pages: 192
Dimensions: 6 (w) x 9 (h)
Author
A graduate of Miami and Ohio State Universities, David Meyers has written a number of local histories, as well as several novels and works for the stage. He was recently inducted into the Ohio Senior Citizens Hall of Fame for his contributions to local history. Elise Meyers Walker is a graduate of Hofstra University and Ohio University. She has collaborated with her father on a dozen local histories, including Ohio’s Black Hand Syndicate and Lynching and Mob Violence in Ohio. They are both available for presentations. The authors’ website is www.explodingstove.com, or follow them on Twitter and Instagram @explodingstove.
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