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The Resource John Wilkes Booth and the women who loved him, E. Lawrence Abel

John Wilkes Booth and the women who loved him, E. Lawrence Abel

Label
John Wilkes Booth and the women who loved him
Title
John Wilkes Booth and the women who loved him
Statement of responsibility
E. Lawrence Abel
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"When John Wilkes Booth died--shot inside a burning barn and dragged out twelve days after he assassinated President Lincoln--all he had in his pocket were a compass, a candle, a diary, and five photographs of five different women. They were not ordinary women. Four of them were among the most beautiful actresses of the day; the fifth was Booth's wealthy fiancée. And those five women are just the tip of the iceberg. Before he shot the president of the United States and entered the annals of history as a killer, actor John Wilkes Booth had quite a way with women. There was the actress who cut his throat and almost killed him in a jealous rage. There was the prostitute who tried to kill herself because he abandoned her. There was the actress who would swear she witnessed him murdering Lincoln, even though she was thousands of miles away at the time. John Wilkes Booth was hungry for fame, touchy about politics, and a notorious womanizer. But this book isn't about John Wilkes Booth--not really. This book is about his women: women who were once notorious in their own right; women who were consumed by love, jealousy, strife, and heartbreak; women whose lives took wild turns before and after Lincoln's assassination; women whom have been condemned to the footnotes of history... until now." -- Publisher's website
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
BTCTA
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Abel, E. Lawrence
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • portraits
Index
index present
LC call number
E457.5
LC item number
.A245 2018
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Booth, John Wilkes
  • Booth, John Wilkes
  • Actors
  • Assassins
Label
John Wilkes Booth and the women who loved him, E. Lawrence Abel
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 405-440) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1000049631
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xxiv, 454 pages
Isbn
9781621575962
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o1000049631
  • (OCoLC)1000049631
Label
John Wilkes Booth and the women who loved him, E. Lawrence Abel
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 405-440) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1000049631
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xxiv, 454 pages
Isbn
9781621575962
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o1000049631
  • (OCoLC)1000049631

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