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Good Brother, Bad Brother: The Story Of Edwin Booth And John Wilkes Booth

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Good Brother, Bad Brother: The Story Of Edwin Booth And John Wilkes Booth
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Through a review of their family and an examination of their political ideologies, a biography presents a look at two brothers who stood on opposing sides during the Civil War and how one, John Wilkes Booth, became the infamous assassin of President Abraham Lincoln.

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Through a review of their family and an examination of their political ideologies, a biography presents a look at two brothers who stood on opposing sides during the Civil War and how one, John Wilkes Booth, became the infamous assassin of President Abraham Lincoln.

Edwin Booth and his younger brother John Wilkes Booth were, in many ways, two of a kind. They were among America's finest actors, having inherited their father's commanding stage presence along with his penchant for alcohol and impulsive behavior. In other respects, the two brothers were very different. Edwin was more introspective, while John was known for his passionate intensity. They stood at opposite poles politically, as well: Edwin voted for Abraham Lincoln; John was an ardent advocate of the Confederacy.
Award-winning author James Cross Giblin draws on first-hand accounts of family members, friends, and colleagues to create vivid images of Edwin Booth and his brother John Wilkes, best known today as the man who shot Abraham Lincoln. He traces the events leading up to the assassination and describes the effects of John Wilkes's infamous deed on himself, his family, and his country. Comprehensive and compelling, this dual portrait illuminates a dark and tragic moment in the nation's history and explores the complex legacy of two leading men--one revered, the other abhorred. Notes, bibliography, index.

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Number of Pages: 244
Number in Series: 1
Original Languages: English
Author: Giblin, James Cross
Series Title: Boston Globe-Horn Book Honors (Awards)
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN-13: 9780618096428
Assembled Product Dimensions (L x W x H): 7.75 x 10.00 x 1.00 Inches
ISBN-10: 0618096426
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