Terry Alford, Fortune’s Fool: The Life of John Wilkes Booth (Oxford University Press, 2015). Lisa T. Frank, The Civilian War: Confederate Women and Union Soldiers…
Yesterday was the 150th anniversary of the assassination of President Lincoln by Confederate thespian John Wilkes Booth. The New York Times and AP have posted their original stories on the assassination — the Times’ even features a digital replica of how the original article and newspaper looked to readers 150 years ago. Show More Summary
John Wilkes Booth was a fanatical Southerner, but he was neither stupid nor demonstrably crazy. So what turned the handsome, successful actor into America’s most famous murderer?
A few have maintained that Lincoln's assassin escaped capture and lived in exile in Texas
On April 14, 1865, President Abraham Lincoln was shot by John Wilkes Booth while attending a play at Ford's Theater in Washington, D.C. Lincoln died the following morning, just six days after General Robert E. Lee had surrendered and...Show More Summary
The 150th anniversary of the start of one of the nation’s greatest manhunts began Tuesday at 10:15 p.m. That’s about when John Wilkes Booth dropped his smoking Derringer in the box where Abraham Lincoln slumped mortally wounded, leaped to the stage of Ford’s Theatre, staggered out the back door, grabbed the reins of his horse […]
John Wilkes Booth was 26 years old when he shot President Lincoln at Ford's Theatre in Washington, DC 150 years ago today.
April 15, 2015, marks the 150th anniversary of President Abraham Lincoln's death. Lincoln was shot by John Wilkes Booth at Ford's Theatre in Washington, D.C., on April 14, while taking in a performance of "The American Cousin" with his...Show More Summary
April 14, 2015, marks the 150th anniversary of the shooting of President Abraham Lincoln by John Wilkes Booth at Ford's Theatre in Washington, D.C. The theater, located at 511 10th NW in Washington, has seen some changes in the neighborhood since that infamous night 150 years ago. Show More Summary
It's the sesquicentennial today of Abraham Lincoln's assassination by John Wilkes Booth at Ford's Theater (Lincoln died the next day). It's a good thing if politicians of both parties acknowledge...
It was 150 years ago that John Wilkes Booth shot and killed President Abraham Lincoln in Washington, D.C.’s Ford’s Theatre. Continue reading ? The post Lincoln’s assassination was planned at this D.C. karaoke spot appeared first on PBS NewsHour.
It was 150 years ago today that Abraham Lincoln was gunned down while attending a play. But did you know this? The only photo of Lincoln lying in state was nearly lost. John Wilkes Booth, the actor, killed Lincoln. The confederate...Show More Summary
It was less than a week after the end of the Civil War that John Wilkes Booth took the shot that would change America forever. One hundred and fifty years later, America celebrates the life of President Abraham Lincoln. Continue reading ? The post Watch: Commemorating Abraham Lincoln’s final hours with events in D.C. and Springfield appeared first on PBS NewsHour.
During a performance of Our American Cousin at Ford’s Theatre, exactly 150 years ago today, John Wilkes Booth stepped into the presidential box and shot President Abraham Lincoln in the back of the head. What happened next was equally...Show More Summary
When John Wilkes Booth assassinated President Abraham Lincoln 150 years ago today on April 14, 1865, it happened to be a Good Friday. I do not know if he and his associates thought about how this would be viewed by the American people...Show More Summary
Late in the evening of April 14, 1865, actor John Wilkes Booth shot President Abraham Lincoln at Ford’s Theatre in Washington, DC. Telegraph bulletins soon reported the news. Lawrence Gobright was in his Associated Press office when someone ran in with the news about President Lincoln. Show More Summary
Abraham Lincoln was shot by John Wilkes Booth on this day in 1865 in Ford’s Theatre (pictured above). The rich get government handouts just like the poor. Here are 10 of them (WonkBlog) How Athletes Get Great: Just train for 10,000 hours, right? Not quite. Show More Summary
One hundred and fifty years ago today, John Wilkes Booth entered Abraham Lincoln’s box at Ford’s Theatre, raised his Derringer, and shot the president in the back of the head. It was actually Booth’s third plot against Lincoln. In August...Show More Summary
Tuesday marks 150 years to the day since John Wilkes Booth shot President Abraham Lincoln at Ford's Theatre in Washington, D.C. The next day, just six days after the end of the Civil War, the president succumbed to his injuries. TheShow More Summary
For “Fortune’s Fool,” Mr. Alford immersed himself in the world of the Boothies, as the amateur buffs who doggedly research the assassination proudly call themselves.