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John Wilkes Booth : beyond the grave

Author: W C Jameson
Publisher: Lanham : Taylor Trade Publishing, 2013.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Leading the reader through a series of amazing coincidences and details, this book presents startling evidence that John Wilkes Booth, the assassin of President Lincoln, was never captured but escaped to live for decades, continue his acting career, marry, and have children. Compelling and revealing information in the form of papers and diaries has recently been found in private collections -- materials that provide
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: John Wilkes Booth; Abraham Lincoln; John Wilkes Booth; Abraham Lincoln; John Wilkes Booth
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: W C Jameson
ISBN: 9781589798311 1589798317
OCLC Number: 818953960
Description: viii, 224 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction --
Who was John Wilkes Booth? --
Plots to kidnap --
Plot to assassinate --
The assassination --
The attack on Seward --
Escape --
Flight, pursuit, and death of John Wilkes Booth: the traditional version --
Flight from Washington --
Surrattsville --
Dr. Samuel Mudd --
The swamp --
Re-enter Boyd --
The crossing --
The diary --
Closing in --
The killing at Garrett's Farm --
The body --
Tracking John Wilkes Booth --
The return of the assassin --
Booth's secret families --
The strange case of David E. George --
Analysis.
Responsibility: W.C. Jameson.

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Leading the reader through a series of amazing coincidences and details, this book presents startling evidence that John Wilkes Booth, the assassin of President Lincoln, was never captured but escaped to live for decades, continue his acting career, marry, and have children. Compelling and revealing information in the form of papers and diaries has recently been found in private collections -- materials that provide greater insight into the events leading up to the assassination of Lincoln as well as details of the pursuit and capture of the man the government claimed was Booth. - Jacket flap.

Argues that John Wilkes Booth, the assassin of President Lincoln, was never captured, but instead may have escaped to live for decades after his supposed arrest continuing his acting career, marrying, and even having children.

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