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My thoughts be bloody : the bitter rivalry between Edwin and John Wilkes Booth that led to an American tragedy

Author: Nora Titone
Publisher: New York : Free Press, 2010.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : English : 1st Free Press hardcover edView all editions and formats
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Offers a provocative new look at the motive behind the assassination of President Abraham Lincoln and the bitter sibling rivalry that led John Wilkes Booth to murder him.
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Genre/Form: Biography
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Named Person: John Wilkes Booth; John Wilkes Booth; Edwin Booth; Abraham Lincoln; Edwin Booth; John Wilkes Booth; Abraham Lincoln
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Nora Titone
ISBN: 9781416586050 1416586059 9781416586166 1416586164
OCLC Number: 430054792
Description: xii, 479 pages, [16] pages of plates : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: pt. 1. 1821-1852 --
"A famous rebel" --
"O brave new world" --
"This be madness" --
"A populous city" --
"Stand up for bastards!" --
pt. 2. 1853-1860 --
"In the dust" --
"Brother, you have done me wrong" --
"A delicate and tender prince" --
"Death, destruction, and massacre" --
"Prepare for your execution : you are condemned" --
pt. 3. 1861-1865 --
"My brother, my competitor" --
"The working of the heart" --
"Beat down these rebels here at home" --
"My thoughts be bloody" --
"This play is the image of a murder."
Responsibility: Nora Titone ; foreword by Doris Kearns Goodwin.

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