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Fates and traitors : a novel of John Wilkes Booth / Jennifer Chiaverini.

Fates and traitors : a novel of John Wilkes Booth / Jennifer Chiaverini.
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ISBN 9781410492210 (hardback)
1410492214 (hardcover)
Author Chiaverini, Jennifer author.
Title Fates and traitors : a novel of John Wilkes Booth / Jennifer Chiaverini.
Edition Large print edition.
Publisher/Date Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, 2016.
©2016
Pagination etc. pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
Summary Note The world would not look upon his like again. John Wilkes Booth, driven son of an acclaimed British stage actor and a Covent Garden flower girl, whose misguided quest to avenge the vanquished Confederacy led him to commit one of the most notorious acts in the annals of America, has been the subject of scholarship, speculation, and even obsession. Though in his plot to assassinate President Abraham Lincoln Booth did not act alone, "I am determined to be a villain," he tragically prophesized on the occasion of his acclaimed 1862 New York City debut in the role of Richard III, he is often portrayed as a shadowy figure, devoid of human connection. Yet four women were integral in the life of this unquiet American: Mary Ann, the mother he revered above all but country; his sister and confidante, Asia; Lucy Lambert Hale, the senator's daughter who loved him; and the Confederate widow Mary Surratt, to whom he entrusted the secrets of his vengeful wrath.
Subject - Name Booth, John Wilkes, -- 1838-1865 -- Fiction
Subject Conspiracies -- Fiction
Assassins -- Fiction
Historical fiction.
Biographical fiction.
Large type books
Shelf Location LP CHIA
Catalogue Information 756280 Beginning of record . Catalogue Information 756280 Top of page .