CRRL Picks: Great Lives 2014 - John Wilkes Booth

Annotation:Biographical approaches to history and culture. All lectures are open to the public free of charge; no tickets are required. Programs begin at 7:30 p.m. in Dodd Auditorium in George Washington Hall.

The Lincoln Deception
The Lincoln Deception By Stewart, David O. Book - 2013 FICTION Ste Available in some locations

Annotation:In March 1900, as former Congressman John Bingham of Ohio lies dying, he begins to tell a strange tale to his physician...Was Booth truly the mastermind (of the plot to kill Lincoln) or were other, more powerful forces pulling the strings ?

American Brutus
American Brutus John Wilkes Booth and the Lincoln Conspiracies By Kauffman, Michael W. Book - 2005 364.1524 Ka Available in some locations

Annotation:It is a tale as familiar as our history primers: A deranged actor, John Wilkes Booth, killed Abraham Lincoln in Ford's Theatre, escaped on foot, and eluded capture for twelve days until he met his fiery end in a Virginia tobacco barn.

The Assassination of Abraham Lincoln
The Assassination of Abraham Lincoln DVD - 2009 3.6415 As Available in some locations

Annotation:As the funeral train made its way across nine states and through hundreds of cities and towns, the largest manhunt in history was closing in on Lincoln's assassin, the famous actor John Wilkes Booth.

Blood on the Moon
Blood on the Moon The Assassination of Abraham Lincoln By Steers, Edward Book - 2001 973.7 St Available in some locations

Annotation:The assassination of Abraham Lincoln is usually told as a tale of a lone deranged actor who struck from a twisted lust for revenge...John Wilkes Booth was neither mad nor alone in his act of murder.

The Hunt for John Wilkes Booth
The Hunt for John Wilkes Booth DVD - 2008 9.21 Booth Available in some locations

Annotation:From the fateful balcony in Ford's Theatre to Dr. Samuel Mudd's remote home to the fiery showdown in a Virginia farmhouse, experience firsthand the suspenseful, breakneck search for America's first presidential assassin.

John Wilkes Booth
John Wilkes Booth DVD - 2005 9.21 Booth Available in some locations

Annotation:This is a rare portrait of the man behind one of the most infamous acts in American history: the assassination of Abraham Lincoln.

John Wilkes Booth
John Wilkes Booth A Sister's Memoir By Clarke, Asia Booth Book - 1996 921 Booth All copies in use Availability details

Annotation:Certainly no outsider could give such insights into the turbulent Booth's childhood or share such unique personal knowledge of the gifted actor. Asia ...writes with a sister's affection and even with indulgence, but she mingles these with horror as she confronts the calamitous aftermath the assassination of Lincoln brought to Booth and to his family.

Killing Lincoln
Killing Lincoln The Shocking Assassination That Changed America Forever By O'Reilly, Bill Book - 2011 973.7092 OR Available in some locations

Annotation:Recounts one of the most dramatic stories in American history—how one gunshot changed the country forever.

The Lincoln Conspiracy
The Lincoln Conspiracy A Novel By O'Brien, Timothy L. Book - 2012 FICTION OBr Available in some locations

Annotation:A nation shattered by its president’s murder. Two diaries that reveal the true scope of an American conspiracy. A detective determined to bring the truth to light, no matter what it costs him.

Manhunt The Twelve-day Chase for Lincoln's Killer By Swanson, James L. Book - 2006 364.1524 Sw Available in some locations

Annotation:The murder of Abraham Lincoln set off the greatest manhunt in American history. From April 14 to April 26, 1865, the assassin, John Wilkes Booth, led Union cavalry and detectives on a wild twelve-day chase through the streets of Washington, D.C., across the swamps of Maryland, and into the forests of Virginia.

My Thoughts Be Bloody
My Thoughts Be Bloody The Bitter Rivalry Between Edwin and John Wilkes Booth That Led to An American Tragedy By Titone, Nora Book - 2010 973.7092 Ti Available in some locations

Annotation: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.

Outlaw Style
Outlaw Style Poems By Smith, R. T. Book - 2007 811 Sm Available in some locations

Annotation:While gothic imagery, humor, and nineteenth-century diction and reference alternate and interweave, the four thematic currents that converge in the collection are music, race, spirituality, and the impact of monstrosity on somewhat innocent bystanders.

Right or Wrong, God Judge Me
Right or Wrong, God Judge Me The Writings of John Wilkes Booth By Booth, John Wilkes Book - 1997 818 Bo Available in some locations

Annotation:The documents show that Booth, although opinionated and impulsive, was not an isolated madman. Rather, he was a highly successful actor and ladies' man who also was a Confederate agent. Along with many others, he believed that Lincoln was a tyrant whose policies threatened civil liberties.

'They Have Killed Papa Dead!'
'They Have Killed Papa Dead!' The Road to Ford's Theatre, Abraham Lincoln's Murder, and the Rage for Vengeance By Pitch, Anthony Book - 2009 973.7092 Pi Available in some locations

Annotation:Transports the reader to one of the most breathtaking moments in history, and reveals much that is new about the stories, passions, and times of those who shaped this great tragedy.

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Thursday, January 16, 7:30, David O. Stewart, author of "The Lincoln Deception" will discuss John Wilkes Booth at UMW Dodd Auditorium.