The Booth Brothers : Drama, Fame, and the Death of President Lincoln

by Langston-George, Rebecca,

Format: Print Book 2018
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Monroeville Public Library Juvenile Non-fiction J 973.709 LANGSTON-GEORGE
Location  Monroeville Public Library
Collection  Juvenile Non-fiction
Call Number  J 973.709 LANGSTON-GEORGE
Today everyone knows the name of John Wilkes Booth, the notorious zealot who assassinated Abraham Lincoln. But in his lifetime, the killer was an actor who was well-known among fans of the theater, well-known but less famous and less admired than his brother Edwin. In the 1860s, Edwin Booth ranked among the greatest and most-respected stars of the stage. He lived in New York and sympathized with the Union cause, while his younger brother stomped the streets of Washington, D.C., and raged as the Civil War turned in favor of the North. John fantasized about kidnapping the president, but after the defeat of the Confederacy, he sought deadly vengeance. The night Lincoln attended a performance at Ford's Theatre, Edwin was far away, knowing nothing of the plot unfolding in the nation's capital.
A wanted man
Witness to history
Family and country divided
Actors and rivals
Plans and plots
A country reunited
A new plan executed
A hunted man
A brother burdened

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Series Encounter (Capstone Press)
Subjects Booth, John Wilkes, -- 1838-1865 -- Juvenile literature.
Booth, John Wilkes, -- 1838-1865 -- Family -- Juvenile literature.
Booth, Edwin, -- 1833-1893 -- Juvenile literature.
Lincoln, Abraham, -- 1809-1865 -- Assassination -- Juvenile literature.
1809-1865 -- Assassination. -- Lincoln, Abraham.
1833-1893. -- Booth, Edwin.
1838-1865. -- Booth, John Wilkes.
Booth, Edwin, -- 1833-1893.
Booth, John Wilkes, -- 1838-1865 -- Family.
Lincoln, Abraham, -- 1809-1865 -- Assassination.
Assassins -- United States -- Biography -- Juvenile literature.
Actors -- United States -- Biography -- Juvenile literature.
Brothers -- United States -- Biography -- Juvenile literature.
Actors and actresses -- United States.
Publisher [North Mankato, Minnesota] :Capstone Press, a Capstone imprint,2018
Audience Grades 3-5.
Ages 3-7.
Language English
Description 112 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Bibliography Notes Includes bibliographical references (pages 108-109) and index.
ISBN 9781515773382
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