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My Thoughts Be Bloody: The Bitter Rivalry That Led to the Assassination of Abraham Lincoln
     

My Thoughts Be Bloody: The Bitter Rivalry That Led to the Assassination of Abraham Lincoln

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by Doris Kearns Goodwin
 

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The scene of John Wilkes Booth shooting Abraham Lincoln in Ford’s Theatre is among the most vivid and indelible images in American history. The literal story of what happened on April 14, 1865, is familiar: Lincoln was killed by John Wilkes Booth, a lunatic enraged by the Union victory and the prospect of black citizenship. Yet who Booth really

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My Thoughts Be Bloody 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 29 reviews.
historybuffJC1 More than 1 year ago
This was a fabulous book that reads like fiction. Ms Titone does an excellent job of giving the reader a feel for the period. You quickly come to understand the tensions between the Booth brothers in this well researched book.Their lives are played out against the richly described backdrops of Shakespeare's plays, the Booth family's interactions with famous people of the era, as well as the major historical events taking place. There are some interesting twists and coincidences that occur in the lives of these men that make this book very easy to read quickly. I can't wait for Ms. Titone's next book!
RPG More than 1 year ago
Ms Titone should return a/s/a/p to research and scribe another insightful and truly informative book. "Bloody" is superb in all aspects of a history of the Booth family as well as info on the Ford Theatre and the death of Lincoln. Her writing flows throughout the entire history and leaves one with the attitude that research and utilization of notes were in abundance. Keep writing and let Ms Goodwin write all of the prefaces.
klcv More than 1 year ago
Learned lots I didn't know - about the Booth family and social mores of the time. The book spends more time on the father and older brother than on John Wilkes. They were quite the celebrities in their day. Very interesting history, well written and easy to read. I enjoyed it!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I'm glad this book did not focus on the Lincoln assasination. That subject has been done. I like learning the facts of John Wilkes Booth's roots. Afterall, you learn more about people when you study their families and where they come from. Loved this!
Chowbell More than 1 year ago
Knowing the background of John Wilkes Booth and his family along with the way things were then really helps flesh out what happened in Ford's Theater and afterwords. I loved this book. Not only did I learn a great deal, I also enjoyed learning it.
h2olvr More than 1 year ago
Interesting facts that reads like a novel. Holds one interest from page one to the end.
SirByron66 More than 1 year ago
This book helps fill in the "holes of perspectives" on the times of John Wilkes Booth growing up, and gives perspective to the local "feel" of the era. It broadens your perspective and view of the period, and helps in gaining more knowledge of JW, his family, and our history. If you enjoy gaining historical content to specific past events - you will enjoy this book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A very throughly researched and fascinating book, I highly recommend this book you wont be able to put it down!
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