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Fates and traitors : a novel of John Wilkes Booth

Author: Jennifer Chiaverini
Publisher: Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, 2016. ©2016
Series: Thorndike Press large print core series.
Edition/Format:   book_largeprint : Fiction : English : Large print editionView all editions and formats
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"The world would not look upon his like again. John Wilkes Booth--driven son of an acclaimed British stage actor and a Covent Garden flower girl, whose misguided quest to avenge the vanquished Confederacy led him to commit one of the most notorious acts in the annals of America--has been the subject of scholarship, speculation, and even obsession. Though in his plot to assassinate President Abraham Lincoln Booth did  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Large type books
Fiction
Historical fiction
Biographical fiction
Named Person: John Wilkes Booth; John Wilkes Booth
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jennifer Chiaverini
ISBN: 9781410492210 1410492214 0525954309 9780525954309
OCLC Number: 952982608
Description: 683 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
Series Title: Thorndike Press large print core series.
Responsibility: Jennifer Chiaverini.

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"The world would not look upon his like again. John Wilkes Booth--driven son of an acclaimed British stage actor and a Covent Garden flower girl, whose misguided quest to avenge the vanquished Confederacy led him to commit one of the most notorious acts in the annals of America--has been the subject of scholarship, speculation, and even obsession. Though in his plot to assassinate President Abraham Lincoln Booth did not act alone--"I am determined to be a villain," he tragically prophesized on the occasion of his acclaimed 1862 New York City debut in the role of Richard III--he is often portrayed as a shadowy figure, devoid of human connection. Yet four women were integral in the life of this unquiet American: Mary Ann, the mother he revered above all but country; his sister and confidante, Asia; Lucy Lambert Hale, the senator's daughter who loved him; and the Confederate widow Mary Surratt, to whom he entrusted the secrets of his vengeful wrath. In Fates and Traitors, New York Times bestselling author Jennifer Chiaverini renders for the first time as fiction the compelling interplay between these pivotal actors--some willing, others unwitting--who made an indelible mark on the history of our nation."

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