Escape and Suicide of John Wilkes Booth


By author: Finis Langdon Bates
Number of pages: 351
Dimension: 6 x 9 Inches (US)
Original publication year: 1907
ISBN: 978-1-42901-101-3
Series: Civil War
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Paperback
Availability: In stock.
Price:  $19.95 Qty: 
? Fascinating account of a key figure in American history ? Book was a bestseller at the time of its original publication ? Interest in Lincoln and Civil War period is high
In his 1907 book, lawyer Finis L. Bates reveals that his client John St. Helen disclosed to Bates his true identity - claiming to be Abraham Lincoln's assassin, John Wilkes Booth. History tells us that 26-year-old Booth was killed by Federal authorities at the Garrett Farm in Virginia shortly after the 1865 crime. Based on conversations with St. Helen and evidence he himself gathered, Bates contends that Booth escaped, took on new identities, and died by his own hand (under the alias David E. George) in 1903 at the age of 64. This is a fascinating read filled with compelling details.
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