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Alias "Paine" : Lewis Thornton Powell, the mystery man of the Lincoln conspiracy

Author: Betty J Ownsbey
Publisher: Jefferson, North Carolina : McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers, [2015]
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : Second editionView all editions and formats
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"The most enigmatic of the associates of Lincoln assassin John Wilkes Booth, Confederate soldier Lewis Thornton Powell, using the alias Lewis Paine, was a key player in the postwar attempt to undermine the Federal government. Who was this man? This biography attempts to unveil his true character"--
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: Abraham Lincoln; Lewis Payne; John Wilkes Booth; John Wilkes Booth; Abraham Lincoln; Lewis Payne
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Betty J Ownsbey
ISBN: 9780786476237 0786476230
OCLC Number: 898750349
Description: ix, 209 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
Contents: Youth and family : the pieces of the puzzle --
In the beginning : war --
Captured : the turning point --
Part-time partisan --
The Baltimore connection --
Scandal and skullduggery --
"The nest that hatched the egg" --
The road to ruin --
Countdown to tragedy --
April 14, 1865 --
Blood on the Moon --
"How the game was bagged" --
In the belly of the whale --
Blind justice --
"Hero villainy" : a field day for the media --
In the shadow of death --
The last mile --
Afterword --
Appendices.
Responsibility: Betty J. Ownsbey.

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"The most enigmatic of the associates of Lincoln assassin John Wilkes Booth, Confederate soldier Lewis Thornton Powell, using the alias Lewis Paine, was a key player in the postwar attempt to undermine the Federal government. Who was this man? This biography attempts to unveil his true character"--

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