It was early May, 1865. History tells us on April 26, 1865 that John Wilkes Booth, the assassin for President Abraham Lincoln, was cornered and eventually shot at Richard Garrett’s barn at Point Royal, Virginia … or was he? Then as now, the rumors and speculation of his possible escape from the fiery blaze of the barn and the Union gunshot still resonate even today.
This is a fictional tale of desperation, an exodus filled with repentance and the complications of hiding in plain sight using an alias as a Confederate soldier named John Singer.
The story begins after Booth escapes Garrett’s barn. To keep his true identity hidden, he steals a dead Confederate’s uniform that has the name John Singer embroidered on the sleeve, but soon thereafter, collapses on a nearby road. An ambulance wagon finds him, and he awakens in an Alexandria, Virginia hospital where he meets nurse Emma Dixon.
What follows is an imaginative story of intrigue and a twist of fate that gives him a second chance to live. He is now John Singer, hiding in plain sight. Or is he?
Endorsement by respected Author and Playwright, Mr. Eric Swanson: My Name is John Singer is a fascinating novel, rich in historical detail and nuances of character, time, and place. By turns tender, thrilling, and suspenseful, it is a beguiling work of historical fiction and a thoughtful exploration of love and redemption.
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|Publisher:||Destiny Whispers Publishing, L.L.C.|
|Edition description:||Spechistrelease ed.|
|Product dimensions:||6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.48(d)|
Table of Contents
My Name is John Singer
Chapters One through Twenty-Two
Louisa May Alcott
Asia Clarke Booth
John Wilkes Booth
About the Author, Lisa G. Samia
Historical Photo Credits