Lincoln's Assassins

Lincoln's Assassins

Their Trial and Execution : An Illustrated History

Book - 2001
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Resurrecting events that occurred following the April 14, 1865, assassination of Abraham Lincoln, the authors present a visual record of photographs, documents, prints, and other materials that take readers back in time and memorialize the fates of eight accused conspirators in Lincoln's death. 200 full-color photos.
Publisher: Santa Fe, N.M. : Arena Editions, 2001
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9781892041425
1892041421
Characteristics: 151 p. : ill., ports. ; 30 cm
Additional Contributors: Weinberg, Daniel R

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Oct 20, 2011

The assassination is not just the story of John Wilkes Booth and Abraham Lincoln. Sure, we know dramatic details like Booth?s theatrical leap to the stage after the shooting, but this illustrated history gathers all the lesser-known but no less compelling facts of the case?Booth?s numerous schemes and failed plans before his final successful murder attempt, the extensive network of Confederate spies and sympathizers that Booth relied on, Booth?s dramatic escape and capture, and the trial and execution of the men (and woman) who aided him. The story is conveyed through detailed summaries written by two men who are assassination experts. Reproductions of newspapers articles and illustrations cover nearly every page, and the haunting faces of Booth?s accomplices stare out from their post-capture portraits. It?s a bit morbidly fascinating, but this astonishing collection of images provides one of the most accurate, intelligent, and comprehensive looks at the Lincoln assassination.

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