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April 15, 1865: Washington, recovering from a brutal and bloody Civil War, was suddenly plunged into a Reign of Terror by an assassin's bullet.

Her name was Mary Surratt. She was a real person, the owner of the Washington, D.C., boarding house in which John Wilkes Booth and other conspirators in the assassination of Abraham Lincoln met and plotted. She went to the gallows,
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Hardcover, 379 pages
Published May 1st 1978 by Putnam (first published 1978)
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I stared at an empty Wordpad doc for countless minutes while I tried to think of what I wanted to say about this book.

How to describe "meh"? How can any book involving the Lincoln assassination be dull?

Oh, it's objectively better than, say, the unbelievably uninspired and hackish Beloved Scoundrel, which has writing that would barely pass 2nd grade muster. And it's more serious and "deep" than the WTFy daft paranormal joyride of A Necessary End. But Russell's talky, dramatically trite psychologi
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Pamela Redford Russell is a native Californian.

Her titles:
"The Woman Who Loved John Wilkes Booth", "Wild Flowers" and "Barefoot Lincoln: Vinnie Ream and the President"

She has written for film, television and radio and is a Writers Guild of America Award nominee.

She is currently living and writing in Los Angeles.
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“Friday, July 7, 1865
It is time then to write the last words that I shall ever write and close the book. I was born to die, as are we all. The end is there, held within the beginning.”
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