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    My thoughts be bloody : the bitter rivalry between Edwin and John Wilkes Booth that led to an American Tragedy

    by Titone, Nora.

    September 2, 2011

    Call Number: 812.092 B725Ti

    The uniquely American melodramatic saga of the theatrical Booth family has been told before, but historian Nora Titone focuses on the rivalry between Edwin and John Wilkes Booth as the catalyst for the assassination of Abraham Lincoln.Raised on an isolated farm in the wilds of Maryland, John Wilkes grew up with a steady diet of the blood and thunder melodramas of the time, while his older brother Edwin saw more of the world, toiling as dresser and keeper to his father, the celebrated, troubled actor Junius Brutus Booth. Both of Booth's sons would follow in his footsteps. Edwin, by virtue... Read Full Review