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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:   Print 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
Case studies
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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"Filled with ambition, rivalry, betrayal, and tragedy, this story of the celebrated Shakespearean actor Junius Brutus Booth and the two sons, Edwin and John Wilkes, who competed to wear his crown, is Read more...

 
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