Blood on the Moon: The Assassination of Abraham Lincoln

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University Press of Kentucky, Oct 21, 2005 - History - 400 pages
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Winner of the 2001 The Lincoln Group of New York's Award of Achievement A History Book Club Selection The assassination of Abraham Lincoln is usually told as a tale of a lone deranged actor who struck from a twisted lust for revenge. This is not only too simple an explanation; Blood on the Moon reveals that it is completely wrong. John Wilkes Booth was neither mad nor alone in his act of murder. He received the help of many, not the least of whom was Dr. Samuel Alexander Mudd, the Charles County physician who has been portrayed as the innocent victim of a vengeful government. Booth was also aided by the Confederate leadership in Richmond. As he made his plans to strike at Lincoln, Booth was in contact with key members of the Confederate underground, and after the assassination these same forces used all of their resources to attempt his escape. Noted Lincoln authority Edward Steers Jr. introduces the cast of characters in this ill-fated drama, he explores why they were so willing to help pull the trigger, and corrects the many misconceptions surrounding this defining moment that changed American history. After completing an acclaimed career as a research scientist at the National Institutes of Health, Edward Steers Jr. has turned his research skills to the Lincoln assassination. He is the author of several books about the president, including The Trial. He lives in Berkeley Springs, West Virginia.
  

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Review: Blood on the Moon: The Assassination of Abraham Lincoln

User Review  - Owen - Goodreads

This is the most comprehensive book on Lincoln's assassination. If you think you know about Lincoln's murder, I promise this book will tell you things you never knew. It is written with a legal ... Read full review

Review: Blood on the Moon: The Assassination of Abraham Lincoln

User Review  - Rebekah - Goodreads

Author went into more detail about JW Booth than I have read anywhere else. Was nice to know a bit more background on him and get a better glimpse into what he may have been like. Overall, deeply ... Read full review

Contents

The Apotheosis
11
You Are in Danger
16
All the Worlds a Stage
27
The Black Flag Is Raised
39
The South Wants Justice
60
The Key Connection
71
A Shift in Plans
85
A Day of Jubilation
92
Here in Despair
155
The Roundup
166
Virginia at Last
183
The Cavalry Arrives
191
Tell Mother I Die for My Country
201
To Remove the Stain of Innocent Blood from the Land
209
The Aftermath Rewriting History
231
Life after Death
245

Decision
106
Sic Semper Tyrannis
113
The Wound Is Mortal
119
Surrattsville
135
Dr Mudd
144
Goodbye Father Abraham
268
Notes
295
Bibliography
335
Index
343
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Page vii - I will show wonders in the heavens and in the earth, blood, and fire, and pillars of smoke. The sun shall be turned into darkness, and the moon into blood, before the great and the terrible day of the LORD come.

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