The Life, Crime, and Capture of John Wilkes Booth (Dodo Press)
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The Life, Crime, and Capture of John Wilkes Booth (Dodo Press)

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George Alfred Townsend (1841-1914) was a correspondent during the American Civil War who wrote under the pen name "Gath." His works include: The Life, Crime, and Capture of John Wilkes Booth (1865), Campaigns of a Non-Combatant and His Romaunt Abroad During the War (1866), New Washington (1874), Bohemian Days (1880), Tales of the Chesapeake (1880), The Entailed Hat; or, Pa...more
Paperback, 120 pages
Published February 1st 2008 by Dodo Press (first published 1865)
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Shannon
A fascinating collection of articles written in the actual aftermath of the assassination of President Lincoln. These writings offer an intriguing look at the crime and capture of J. Wilkes Booth. Also, it provides a look at the mindset of the people at the time, as they tried to speculate on his motive behind the crime. My only minor displeasure from this read is the same as with any other in-the-moment publication, and that is the fact that assumptions are made as to the general knowledge of e...more
Colin Macdonald
This is interesting both for the details of Lincoln's assassination and the hunt for Booth, and as an example of the journalism of the time.
Denise
aaaaah, kinda just not of note
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