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Winner of John Wilkes Booth: Day by Day

It’s been one week since the contest ended for a free copy of Art Loux‘s masterful book, John Wilkes Booth: Day by Day.  The contest was a terrific success with over 80 comments being posted by people expressing what facet of the assassination story interested them the most.   517 more words

Celebrities - Why They SUCK

Alright, maybe I should rephrase that title with something that is more appropriate as to what I’m about to say.

Celebrities – Why Our Culture Around Them SUCKS… 755 more words

Life

belikewaterproduction reblogged this on Be Like Water and commented:

As a photographer I have to deal with many celebrities, which I occasionally wonder why some of them are famous. This great article asks why we care so much about celebrities. Also, I'm not the biggest fan of Justin Bieber.

Don’t Shoot!: The Journey of Booth’s Deringer Pistol

Numerous lithographs, engravings and other depictions of the assassination of President Abraham Lincoln came out soon after the event (not to mention in the 149 years since). 565 more words

History & Museums

The American Civil War 150th Anniversary - September 15-21, 1864

Here is a look at events in the Civil War 150 years ago this week.

But first, what was John Wilkes Booth up to? Michael Kauffman (source 27 below) says that Booth’s plot, which apparently did start out as a scheme to kidnap US President Lincoln rather than murder him, didn’t become active until after the October elections. 913 more words

American Civil War

John Wilkes Booth: Day by Day by Art Loux

John Wilkes Booth: Day by Day by the late Art Loux is a truly remarkable gift to the historical community.  As a history of the assassin of Abraham Lincoln, it is unmatched in its scope and detail.  724 more words

Armed and Dangerous: A Historical Misreading by Kate Ramirez

Preface by Dave:

A few weeks ago I had the pleasure of taking fellow Lincoln assassination researcher, Kate Ramirez, along the John Wilkes Booth escape route.  1,001 more words