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Fates And Traitors: A Novel Of John Wilkes Booth By Jennifer Chiaverini-A Review

Fates and Traitors recreates the story of one of America’s most famous men-John Wilkes Booth-through a skillful portrayal of four women surrounding him. As we follow Mary Ann Booth (his mother), Asia Booth (his sister), Lucy Hale (the woman he courted), and Mary Surratt (his supporter and Confederate sympathizer), we come to know Booth himself as he grows to manhood, becomes an actor, and eventually assassinates President Lincoln. 111 more words

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Grave Thursday: Junius Brutus Booth, Jr.

Each week I am highlighting the final resting place of someone related to the Lincoln assassination story. It may be the grave of someone whose name looms large in assassination literature, like a conspirator, or the grave of one of the many minor characters who crossed paths with history. 575 more words

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“Fates and Traitors” by Jennifer Chiavarini

Jennifer Chiavarini is probably one of my most favorite authors.  I have read all her books and they are always wonderful.  However, I think her latest novel is perhaps her best.  268 more words

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As the seasons begin to change, check out the newest historical fiction at the Field Library and take a quick vacation to the end of the American Civil War and the Roaring Twenties in Sri Lanka (then called Ceylon). 414 more words

Just some fun Oklahoma Legend

Oklahoma has so many Legends and stories that never really get the exposure they deserve. There are so many really interesting things about our state that no one discusses and the history channel always leaves us out of everything! 614 more words

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Dr. Mudd's Suicide Attempt

1871 must have been a rough year for a certain Charles County physician. In late March of that year a few of the regional newspapers carried stories about the apparently successful suicide of Dr. 456 more words

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