Wheelers Books

This title is firm sale. Please select carefully as returns are not accepted.

The Life, Crime, and Capture of John Wilkes Booth: with a full sketch of the conspiracy of which he was the leader, and the pursuit, trial and execution of his accomplices
  

The Life, Crime, and Capture of John Wilkes Booth: with a full sketch of the conspiracy of which he was the leader, and the pursuit, trial and execution of his accomplices (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

By Townsend, George Alfred

  • RRP: $25.99
  • $13.41
  • Save $12.58
  • In Stock US

Booth has simply carried out what ... secession politicians and journalists have been for years expressing in words ... who have denounced the President as a 'tyrant, ' a 'despot, ' a 'usurper, ' hinted at, and virtually recommended. --San Francisco Chronicle, 1865 The Life, Crim...e, and Capture of John Wilkes Booth (1865) is George Townsend's description of the assassination of President Abraham Lincoln and his murderer. The following is a telling quote from his book: As (Booth) appeared at the door... Major Rathbone arose. Are you aware, sir, he said, courteously, upon whom you are intruding. This is the President's box, and no one is admitted. The intruder answered not a word. Fastening his eyes upon Mr. Lincoln, who had half turned his head to ascertain what caused the disturbance, he stepped quickly back without the door... He only cast one furtive glance upon the man he was to slay, and thrusting one hand in his bosom, another in his skirt pocket, drew forth simultaneously his deadly weapons. His right palm grasped a Derringer pistol, his left a dirk. Then, at a stride, he passed the threshold again, levelled his arm at the President and bent the trigger...
Read more

ISBN 9781646791699
Released NZ 29 Jun 2020
Publisher Cosimo Classics
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
Availability
Internationally sourced; ships 6-14 working days

Full details for this title

ISBN-13 9781646791699
Stock Available
Status Internationally sourced; ships 6-14 working days
Publisher Cosimo Classics
Imprint Cosimo Classics
Released 29 Jun 2020
Publication Country
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
Author(s) By Townsend, George Alfred
Category Biography & Autobiography
American History
American history: c 1800 to c 1900
Military History
Civil War
Number of Pages 74
Dimensions Width: 140mm
Height: 216mm
Spine: 5mm
Dewey Code B
Weight 104g
Interest Age Children
Reading Age Children
NBS Text Military History
ONIX Text Children/juvenile

TOP