My Thoughts Be Bloody

My Thoughts Be Bloody

The Bitter Rivalry Between Edwin and John Wilkes Booth That Led to An American Tragedy

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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.
Publisher: New York : Free Press, 2011, c2010
Edition: 1st Free Press trade pbk. ed
ISBN: 9781416586067
1416586067
Branch Call Number: 973.7092 Titone 2011
Characteristics: xiv, 479 p. : ill. ; 22 cm

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m2 Nov 13, 2011

Incredibly well researched history of the Booth family and the rivalry between brothers that led to the shooting of President Lincoln in the Ford Theater. If you are a civil war fan, this is a must read. I also emerged from the reading better versed in the history of theater in America and the history of how actors are viewed in society. What was missing was a better understanding of the psychological -- there is little information about the type of "madness" that ran in the family. I would love to have had an addendum by Kay Redfield Jamieson.
An amazing first book by an author to watch.

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rschiltz
Oct 30, 2011

The REAL background to the Lincoln assassination. AND the story of John Wilkes Booth they never told us in school.

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