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Good brother, bad brother : the story of Edwin Booth and John Wilkes Booth

Author: James Cross Giblin
Publisher: New York : Clarion Books, ©2005.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : Juvenile audience : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Most people know the name John Wilkes Booth, but few likely have heard of his elder brother Edwin. Find out about the brothers through first-hand accounts. Learn how alike and how different they were, and how each made a lasting impression on American history.
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Genre/Form: Biography
Juvenile works
Young adult nonfiction
Juvenile literature
Biography Juvenile literature
Named Person: John Wilkes Booth; John Wilkes Booth; Edwin Booth; Abraham Lincoln; John Wilkes Booth; John Wilkes Booth; Edwin Booth; Abraham Lincoln; Edwin Booth; John Wilkes Booth; Abraham Lincoln
Material Type: Biography, Juvenile audience, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: James Cross Giblin
ISBN: 0618096426 9780618096428 9780544809741 0544809742
OCLC Number: 56535150
Awards: A Junior Library Guild selection.
Target Audience: Age 10-14.
Description: 244 p. : ill. ; 26 cm.
Contents: A brother's crime --
Crowing like a rooster --
"Where are your spurs?" --
Gold pieces and blizzards --
Hamlet in Honolulu --
Edwin in love --
"Marching off To war" --
"He must come at once!" --
A spy and a blockade runner --
"When Lincoln shall be king" --
"To whom it may concern" --
"Sic semper tyrannis!" --
The terrible aftermath --
"Hunted like a dog" --
"Useless! Useless!" --
Death by hanging --
Standing ovations --
Into the furnace --
Targeting Edwin --
Triumph in Germany ---
A toast to the players --
The last "Hamlet."
Responsibility: James Cross Giblin.
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Most people know the name John Wilkes Booth, but few likely have heard of his elder brother Edwin. Find out about the brothers through first-hand accounts. Learn how alike and how different they were, and how each made a lasting impression on American history.

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