Blood on the Moon: The Assassination of Abraham Lincoln
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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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - statmonkey - LibraryThing
Very informative book. Not really flashy and the author has the unfortunate habit of referring to his own research but well documented and does a good job of following up on the many conspiracy ... Read full review
I haver read Manhunt also about/ Booth/Lincoln. I like Manhunt better. This book is great and goes to before, during and after Abe.
Man hunt stays with Booth plans and travels.
You Are in Danger
All the Worlds a Stage
The Black Flag Is Raised
The South Wants Justice
The Key Connection
A Shift in Plans
A Day of Jubilation
Here in Despair
Virginia at Last
The Cavalry Arrives
Tell Mother I Die for My Country
To Remove the Stain of Innocent Blood from the Land
The Aftermath Rewriting History
Life after Death