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Arthur H. Cash, Definitive Laurence Sterne Biographer, Dies at 94

In addition to his work about the novelist, Mr. Cash wrote a biography of the 18th-century English radical John Wilkes, which was a Pulitzer finalist.

Nine Facts You May Not Know About The Southwest Waterfront

You can play tennis where they hanged John Wilkes Booth's co-conspirators, and other neighborhood tidbits. [ more › ]


Nine of the most controversial violent crimes in America's history are reexamined in these compelling stories of true crime. Dr. Samuel Mudd set John Wilkes Booth's broken ankle, but was he actually part of the larger conspiracy to assassinate...Show More Summary

There’s a statue of John Wilkes Booth’s brother in New York City — here’s why

Though his brother John is known for killing President Lincoln, Edwin Booth was a very different man. Here’s why there’s a massive statue of him in New York City’s Gramercy Park.Follow TI: On Facebook Join the conversation about this story »

Rush Limbaugh Compares 'Hamilton' Cast To John Wilkes Booth

2 months agoNews : Huffington Post

Right-wing talk show host Rush Limbaugh compared the cast of “Hamilton” to John Wilkes Booth, the man who killed President Abraham Lincoln. At the end of last Friday’s performance, the cast of the hit Broadway musical called on vice-president-elect...Show More Summary

Chilling letter by Lincoln assassin John Wilkes Booth to be auctioned in New York

2 months agoArts : Artdaily

A chilling letter by John Wilkes Booth penned just months before his assassination of President Lincoln will be auctioned in New York on Tuesday, November 22. Estimated to sell between $50,000-80,000, the letter is a highlight of the Rare Books & Autographs sale at Doyle. Show More Summary

John Andrist: Smile Because in Three Weeks It Will Be Over

Reuters file photos of Hillary Clinton, left, and Donald Trump. REUTERS/Rick Wilking According to most news reports I see and hear it is beginning to look like Donald Trump’s star is beginning to set. Hillary’s margin is growing, they say, in the key battleground states. That gives me no joy. As I wrote last week I bailed out. That too gives me no joy. And then, there...

John Andrist: None of the Above

Reuters file photos of Hillary Clinton, left, and Donald Trump. REUTERS/Rick Wilking I never would have believed this would or could happen to me. I bailed out of the presidential election this week. Me, the quintessential political junkie all of my long life. Show More Summary

Timeless Recap: History Repeats Itself

Four score and seventy-one years ago, there was an actor named John Wilkes Booth. If Timeless is to be believed, John was a sad hipster and a Sam Rockwell lookalike who talked in the same affectation-less accent as myriad struggling thespians in modern-day Los Angeles. Before assassinating President Abraham Lincoln, ... More »

Evidence, Design, and Alternative Histories of Science

Some of us are fans of alternative history. There is a whole genre of literature on what might have happened if something had happened that didn't. Some examples:What if John Wilkes booth had missed?What if the Nazis had won World War...Show More Summary

John Wilkes Booth's Accomplice

4 months agoHumor / odd : mental_floss

The mysterious Confederate deserter who became John Wilkes Booth's right-hand man.

The Man Who Couldn’t Save Lincoln

5 months agoNews / Crime : Sword and Scale

The story of Abraham Lincoln’s assassination on April 14, 1865 at Ford’s Theater by John Wilkes Booth is a well-known tale from American History. What many people don’t know is


THIS MIGHT BE TOO CLOSE TO THE TRUTH TO BE AMUSING: BREAKING: FBI finds John Wilkes Booth "extremely careless" in discharge of firearm. — Stephen Green (@VodkaPundit) July 5, 2016

Buy Lincoln’s Hair—and His Assassin’s

7 months agoNews : The Daily Beast

Locks of both Abraham Lincoln and his killer, John Wilkes Booth, are about to be auctioned off. What makes famous peoples hair so collectable?

See Broadway Star Michael Cerveris' Country Video 'Pony Girl'

Although Broadway star Michael Cerveris may be familiar to many for his fierce portrayals of Sondheim killers — John Wilkes Booth in Assassins and Sweeney Todd in the 2005 role of that musical — he has a long history with rock & roll, starting with David Bowie. "I loved Robert Plant,...

Do Presidential Assassins Have a Right to Be Happy? Inside Assassins at ACT Theatre

10 months agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

by Matt Baume When John Wilkes Booth, noted theater actor, killed Abraham Lincoln, "he truly believed he was trying to save the country," the actor playing him points out. "It reminds me very much of 'Make America great again.'" DAVID...Show More Summary

The last new gun that John Wilkes built to be offered at Gavin Gardiner Ltd's April sale

11 months agoArts : Artdaily

The last new gun that John Wilkes built, and remains in new and unfired condition, having been displayed in Wilkes premises at 79 Beak Street, London W1 for a number of years prior to Wilkes closure in 2003 will be offered in Gavin Gardiner...Show More Summary

The MMA Road Show with John Morgan No. 42: Matt Mitrione, David Mitchell

Episode No. 42 of “The MMA Road Show with John Morgan” podcast, featuring Matt Mitrione, David Mitchell and John Wilkes Booth, is now available for streaming and download.Filed under: News, UFC

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