The Assassin's Accomplice: Mary Surratt and the Plot to Kill Abraham Lincoln

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Basic Books, Mar 23, 2010 - History - 288 pages
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Set against the backdrop of the Civil War, The Assassin's Accomplice tells the gripping story of the conspiracy to assassinate Abraham Lincoln through experience of its only female participant.

Confederate sympathizer Mary Surratt ran a boarding house in Washington, and the depth of her complicity in the murder of President Lincoln has been debated since she was arrested on April 17, 1865.

Calling upon long-lost interviews, confessions, and court testimony, historian Kate Clifford Larson magnificently captures how Surratt's actions defied nineteenth-century norms of piety and allegiance. A riveting account of espionage and murder, The Assassin's Accomplice offers a revealing examination of America's most remembered assassination.

 

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User Review  - katekf - LibraryThing

I picked up this book due to the movie tie-in and ended up pleasantly surprised. It covers the lead up to Lincoln's assassination and the complex world of Southern Maryland and Washington D.C. before ... Read full review

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User Review  - John - Goodreads

What an INCREDIBLE BOOK! CONVINCED me that the Civil War never ended, just morphed into Replicans vs Democrats! (More later, when I complete my thesis!) Wonderful reading for all who are interested in American History! Read full review

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Kate Clifford Larson is an adjunct professor of history at Simmons College. She is the author of Bound for the Promised Land: Harriet Tubman, Portrait of an American Hero (2003). She lives in Winchester, Massachusetts.

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