American gothic: the story of America's legendary theatrical family, Junius, Edwin, and John Wilkes Booth
In the lives of the greatest family of actors in the 19th-century lies a Shakespearean drama of murder, madness, and tragedy. Smith recounts the story of an actor father whose two sons cast themselves as regicides, one on the stage as Hamlet, the other as Lincoln's infamous assassin in this captivating mixture of history and biography. Photographs.
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Review: American Gothic: The Story of America's Legendary Theatrical Family--Junius, Edwin, and John Wilkes BoothUser Review - Sally Bennett - Goodreads
I chose to read this book because of my uncertain family lineage: my original surname is Booth with known ancestors from Maryland, and I share an identical proclivity of respect for all living ... Read full review
Review: American Gothic: The Story of America's Legendary Theatrical Family--Junius, Edwin, and John Wilkes BoothUser Review - Bobby Biggerstaff - Goodreads
This book sent me spiraling into a depression that lasted a few weeks. It was great. Read full review