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Edwin Booth and the "Big Hole in the Ground"

In 1876, eleven years after his brother assassinated Abraham Lincoln, Edwin Booth was still making his living as a touring actor. After a brief period of respectful grief and contemplation in the months following his brother’s crime, Edwin’s success and fame as an actor had only increased through the years. 1,657 more words

Booth Family

Fates and Traitors, a novel of John Wilkes Booth by Jennifer Chiaverini - Book Review

Just a note, I read this novel during the week of the 2016 election.  I read it slowly, and found it to be just a little bit in tune with the attitudes expressed by many people during that week.  182 more words

Books

“Circle of Spies” by Roseanna M. White

“Circle of Spies” is Book 3 in the Culper Ring series by Roseanna M. White.  This novel is set in the time of the Civil War in Baltimore, Maryland.  252 more words

Book Review

Grave Thursday: Junius Brutus Booth

Each week we are 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. 1,450 more words

Booth Family

Shelby Foote as the Angel of Death

I’ve been doing some research lately on Shelby Foote and his work on The Civil War: A Narrative. In his correspondence with his friend and fellow writer Walker Percy, Foote provided ongoing updates about his progress on the work, which stretched on for twenty years. 447 more words

Books & Authors

FBI Closes Clinton Email Probe Again and Other Cases

FBI Director James Comey stated Sunday that the probe into Hillary Clinton’s emails is over. In a new letter to Congress, he stands by his July decision. 58 more words

2016 Presidential Election

Grave Thursday: Virginia Clarke

Each week we are 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. 637 more words

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