Fates and traitors : a novel of John Wilkes Booth

by Chiaverini, Jennifer,

Format: Large Print 2016
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A New York Times Bestselling AuthorThe subject of more than a century of scholarship, speculation, and even obsession, John Wilkes Booth is often portrayed as a shadowy figure, a violent loner whose single murderous act made him the most hated man in America. Lost to history was the story of the four women whom he loved and who loved him in return.
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "*Starred Review* One wonders, when learning what veteran historical novelist Chiaverini's (Mrs. Grant and Madame Jule, 2015) latest consummate historical fiction is about, whether President Lincoln and his assassination have been done pardon the unsarcastic pun to death? Wait to judge until you've seen what Chiaverini does with the topic in her copiously researched novel. Remarkably, she manages to build dramatic tension despite the reader knowing how the story ends: with the death of Lincoln in Ford's Theatre and that of assassin John Wilkes Booth at the hands of law-enforcement figures a short time later. Rather than a plot spoiler, previous knowledge of the end of the Lincoln-Booth tale is a plot enhancer. Booth takes shape, with far more definition than the dark and sketchy impression most people have, through the lives of four women who loved him: his mother, his sister, his great love, and the owner of the boardinghouse where Booth and his fellow conspirators met, who was hanged for her efforts. Resurrecting one of the country's most notorious villains as the main character of a completely compelling novel, which presents him in an understanding light, presents no challenge for this talented author.--Hooper, Brad Copyright 2016 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Additional Information
Series Thorndike Press large print core series.
Subjects Booth, John Wilkes, -- 1838-1865 -- Fiction.
Conspiracies -- Fiction.
Assassins -- Fiction.
Large type books.
Historical fiction.
Biographical fiction.
Publisher Waterville, Maine :Thorndike Press,2016
Edition Large print edition.
Language English
Description 683 pages (large print) : maps ; 23 cm.
Bibliography Notes Includes bibliographical references (pages 677-680).
ISBN 9781410492210
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