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Title:
The madman and the assassin : the strange life of Boston Corbett, the man who killed John Wilkes Booth
Author:
Martelle, Scott, 1958-
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Publication Information:
Chicago, IL : Chicago Review Press Incorporated, 2015.
Physical Description:
xiii, 226 pages : illustrations, portraits ; 24 cm
Summary:
Union Cavalryman Boston Corbett became a national celebrity after killing John Wilkes Booth, but as details of his odd personality became known, he also became the object of derision. Over time, he was largely forgotten to history, a minor character in the final act of Booth's tumultuous life. And yet Corbett led a fascinating life of his own, a tragic saga that weaved through the monumental events of nineteenth-century America.
Language:
English
Contents:
Loss and redemption -- Boston Corbett goes to war -- Andersonville: a journey to hell -- The assassin -- A President is murdered -- The hunt for Booth and Herold -- Celebrity, and infamy -- Citizen Corbett, preacher -- Corbett goes west -- Corbett cracks -- The return of Boston Corbett.
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ISBN:
9781613730188
Format :
Book