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The assassin's accomplice : Mary Surratt and the plot to kill Abraham Lincoln

Author: Kate Clifford Larson
Publisher: New York : Basic Books, ©2008.
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The true story of Mary Surratt, a shadowy figure behind the assassination of Abraham Lincoln--and the first woman executed by the federal government. Surratt, a Confederate sympathizer, ran the boarding house in Washington where the conspirators, including her rebel son, John Surratt, met to plan the assassination. When a military tribunal convicted her for her crimes and sentenced her to death, five of the nine  Read more...
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Larson, Kate Clifford.
Assassin's accomplice.
New York : Basic Books, c2008
(OCoLC)607765927
Online version:
Larson, Kate Clifford.
Assassin's accomplice.
New York : Basic Books, c2008
(OCoLC)609214603
Named Person: Mary E Surratt; Abraham Lincoln; Abraham Lincoln; Mary E Surratt; Abraham Lincoln; Abraham Lincoln; Mary E Surratt
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Kate Clifford Larson
ISBN: 9780465038152 0465038158
OCLC Number: 190786113
Description: xix, 263 p. : ill., map ; 25 cm.
Contents: "Devoted body and soul to the cause" --
Creating a life, building the nest --
Rebels, spies, and couriers --
Keeper of the nest --
The assassin's accomplice --
A shrewd witness --
The "materfamilias" of the criminals --
The case for the defense --
The verdict : swift and deadly --
Scenes at the scaffold --
American tragedy or American justice?
Responsibility: Kate Clifford Larson.
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Presents the true story of Mary Surratt, the first woman to be executed by the US government and a key member of the plot to assassinate Abraham Lincoln. Based on interviews, confessions and court  Read more...

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