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 »
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
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
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...
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
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 »
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
The mysterious Confederate deserter who became John Wilkes Booth's right-hand man.
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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
Locks of both Abraham Lincoln and his killer, John Wilkes Booth, are about to be auctioned off. What makes famous peoples hair so collectable?
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,...
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, 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
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
As a person with some infamous ancestors in his family tree (ever hear of John Wilkes Booth? Yeah, he’s an uncle), Stephen Moore’s Big Idea for Graynelore speaks to me in several ways. Read on to discover why. STEPHEN MOORE: When I talk about a big idea in relation to Graynelore I find myself […]
During Saturday’s Stage 14 of the Tour de France, tour leader Chris Froome says a man threw a cup of urine at him. The modern-day John Wilkes Booth gave new meaning to the term “yellow jacket jersey” when he yelled “doper!” before tossing a cup of urine at Froome. Read more...
The leader of a Confederacy-worshiping organization is defending his group’s celebration of the the assassination of President Abraham Lincoln, while complaining that assassin John Wilkes Booth “took too long” to accomplish his mission. Appearing on Alan Colmes’ Fox News...
In 1864, Mary Surratt moved to Washington, D.C., and into 541 H Street, the townhouse her husband had left her when she died. Not long after, her son was introduced to John Wilkes Booth; soon the actor was a regular visitor at the house. The night Lincoln was shot, police showed up by 2 a.m., looking for Booth and his accomplices. Show More Summary