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The Murder of Abraham Lincoln

The Murder of Abraham Lincoln

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by Rick Geary
     
 

The most famous assassination of the Victorian era. The details he reveals are fascinating. Booth worked with a group of disgruntled Southern sympathizers out to decapitate much of the US Executive branch, not just the President! Geary also details the flight of the culprits and the hot pursuit of federal agents.

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The most famous assassination of the Victorian era. The details he reveals are fascinating. Booth worked with a group of disgruntled Southern sympathizers out to decapitate much of the US Executive branch, not just the President! Geary also details the flight of the culprits and the hot pursuit of federal agents.

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Publishers Weekly - Publishers Weekly
This latest volume of Geary's series A Treasury of Victorian Murder is a must-read for those who are only familiar with cursory details of Lincoln's assassination. Geary's meticulous research and vivid illustrations create a fascinating narrative that covers the 62 days between March 4 and May 4, 1865, and provide a wealth of information on murderous thespian and Southern loyalist John Wilkes Booth and his co-conspirators, some of whom backed out of the assassination plot. Geary paints Booth as a man with an exorbitant need for attention and aggrandizement. History shows he achieved the attention he sought, but rather than being hailed as a hero to the South, Booth found himself regarded as an utter villain by those whose favor he hoped to garner. Geary also gives much attention to the bizarre elements of the case, such as Lincoln's ominous dreams of his own death, the strange actions of Secretary of War Edwin McMasters Stanton and the shockingly lax security around the president, all the more alarming when coupled with obvious hints beforehand that something foul was afoot in the capital. With his elegant pen-and-ink art and knack for sifting memorable and unusual details from history, Geary renders this familiar true story in riveting and thorough detail. (Aug.) Copyright 2005 Reed Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781561634255
Publisher:
N B M Publishing Company
Publication date:
06/28/2005
Series:
Treasury of Victorian Murder Series
Pages:
80
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.60(d)
Age Range:
14 - 18 Years

Meet the Author

An award-winning cartoonist and illustrator, Rick Geary has worked for Marvel Entertainment Group, DC Comics, Dark Horse Comics, and Heavy Metal, and has contributed to National Lampoon and The New York Times Book Review.

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The Murder of Abraham Lincoln 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
mynamesearl More than 1 year ago
I have read this book before and it is still one of the best historical graphic novels I have ever read! It should be requered reading in all middle schools. The book is based on all factual information gathered from a number of historical novels. It keeps you going start to finish. I wish this book were around 30 years ago when I was in highschool!