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American Brutus - John Wilkes Booth and the Lincoln Conspiracies

Michael Kauffman

In American Brutus, popular historian Michael W. Kauffman delivers a history that reads more like a best-selling novel. This definitive masterwork dispels commonly held myths and reveals the truth about John Wilkes Booth. Luring Southern sympathizers into a “noble” presidential kidnapping, Booth stunned his puzzled pawns by murdering Lincoln. From Booth’s early life and acting career to his escape and death, this meticulously researched book re-examines it all using a wealth of primary sources. “Kauffman … offers a beautifully written, exhaustive and well-reasoned reassessment of … Booth and the murder of [Lincoln].”—Publishers Weekly

In American Brutus, popular historian Michael W. Kauffman delivers a history that reads more like a best-selling novel. This definitive masterwork dispels commonly held myths and reveals the truth about John Wilkes Booth. Luring Southern sympathizers into a “noble” presidential kidnapping, Booth stunned his puzzled pawns by murdering Lincoln. From Booth’s early life and acting career to his escape and death, this meticulously researched book re-examines it all using a wealth of primary sources. “Kauffman … offers a beautifully written, exhaustive and well-reasoned reassessment of … Booth and the murder of [Lincoln].”—Publishers Weekly
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In American Brutus, popular historian Michael W. Kauffman delivers a history that reads more like a best-selling novel. This definitive masterwork dispels commonly held myths and reveals the truth about John Wilkes Booth. Luring Southern sympathizers into a “noble” presidential kidnapping, Booth stunned his puzzled pawns by murdering Lincoln. From Booth’s early life and acting career to his escape and death, this meticulously researched book re-examines it all using a wealth of primary sources. “Kauffman … offers a beautifully written, exhaustive and well-reasoned reassessment of … Booth and the murder of [Lincoln].”—Publishers Weekly

Language:

English

Narrators:

Nelson Runger

Length:

22h


Chapters

Introduction
Introduction

26:27


Chapter 1
Chapter 1

01:00:46


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

59:41


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

01:03:05


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

58:47


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

49:55


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

44:29


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

01:10:30


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

56:37


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

01:27:53


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

01:00:22


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

01:43:38


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

53:31


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

01:23:16


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

01:13:54


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

01:37:17


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

01:06:56


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

03:15:04


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

06:02


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

02:48