Tuesday, November 22, 2011

American Brutus: John Wilkes Booth and the Lincoln Conspiracies

American Brutus takes you through the days and months prior to the Lincoln Assassination.  The level of detail by this author is incredible.  Even for the seasoned reader of this subject, there are many new facts and dispelled myths as well.  Although the book starts off with what seems to be and overdose of information, it is easy keep up with the content.  I have read eight books on this subject and by far this is the one with the most detail.  The author seems to be neutral on the subject of Lincoln and his unconstitutionality and his white supremacy (although that is a review of a different book).

 The level of detail is again, incredible.  You are truly transported to Ford's theater and can visualize the goings on.  Although some of Booth's "motives" are unclear with regards to some of the co-conspirators that ultimately were convicted and those that were found not-guilty.  Seems that Booth was making certain to implicate some of the people that directly or indirectly helped him.

Paperback: 544 pages
Publisher: Random House Trade Paperbacks (October 18, 2005)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0375759743
ISBN-13: 978-0375759741
Product Dimensions: 8 x 5.2 x 1.3 inches

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