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Fates and traitors : a novel of John Wilkes Booth  Cover Image Book Book

Fates and traitors : a novel of John Wilkes Booth

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  • ISBN: 0525954309 (hardcover)
  • ISBN: 9780525954309 (hardcover)
  • ISBN: 9780525954309
  • ISBN: 0525954309
  • Physical Description: 385 pages : map ; 24 cm
  • Publisher: New York, New York : Dutton, [2016]

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Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references (pages 383-385).
Summary, etc.: "The New York Times bestselling author of Mrs. Lincoln's Dressmaker returns with a riveting work of historical fiction following the notorious John Wilkes Booth and the four women who kept his perilous confidence. The world would not look upon his like again. John Wilkes Booth--driven son of an acclaimed British stage actor and a Covent Garden flower girl, whose misguided quest to avenge the vanquished Confederacy led him to commit one of the most notorious acts in the annals of America--has been the subject of scholarship, speculation, and even obsession. Though in his plot to assassinate President Abraham Lincoln Booth did not act alone--"I am determined to be a villain," he tragically prophesized on the occasion of his acclaimed 1862 New York City debut in the role of Richard III--he is often portrayed as a shadowy figure, devoid of human connection. Yet four women were integral in the life of this unquiet American: Mary Ann, the mother he revered above all but country; his sister and confidante, Asia; Lucy Lambert Hale, the senator's daughter who loved him; and the Confederate widow Mary Surratt, to whom he entrusted the secrets of his vengeful wrath. In Fates and Traitors, New York Times bestselling author Jennifer Chiaverini renders for the first time as fiction the compelling interplay between these pivotal actors--some willing, others unwitting--who made an indelible mark on the history of our nation"--
Subject: Booth, John Wilkes 1838-1865 Fiction
Booth, John Wilkes 1838-1865 Fiction
Conspiracies Fiction
Assassins Fiction
Genre: Biographical fiction.
Historical fiction.
Biographical fiction.
Historical fiction.

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