April 14, 1865 is a date of infamy in United States history. It is the day that John Wilkes Booth assassinated Abraham Lincoln. A dedicated Lincoln scholar, attorney James L. Swanson writes the story of Booth's incredible escape from authorities, presenting little-known facts researched with intimate detail. This nonfiction book explores actual pieces written at the time of the assassination and in years beyond by players who took part in the real-life drama, Booth included.
Swanson enters the minds of Booth and his co-conspirators, analyzing their motives, emotions and sympathies. Booth, the consummate actor, remains true to his theatrical accomplishments throughout the drama. Always th