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Ford s Theatre

Ford s Theatre Author Anderson, Brian
ISBN-10 9781439642672
Release 2014-04-07
Pages 128
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Ford’s Theatre in downtown Washington, DC, is best known as the scene of Pres. Abraham Lincoln’s assassination on April 14, 1865. It is among the oldest and most visited sites of national tragedy in the United States. First constructed in 1833 as a Baptist church, the property was acquired by John T. Ford and converted into a theater in 1861. Presenting almost 500 performances before the assassination, Ford afterward sold the building to the federal government. A century later, the National Park Service reconstructed the theater, and Ford’s Theatre Society began presenting live performances there in 1968. Since then, the two organizations have partnered to offer more than 650,000 annual visitors an array of quality programming about Lincoln’s presidency and legacy. Today, patrons can explore the Tenth Street “campus,” consisting of the theater, interactive museum galleries, the house where Lincoln died, and the Center for Education and Leadership.



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Focus On  100 Most Popular United States National Medal of Arts Recipients Author Wikipedia contributors
ISBN-10 9784057664149
Release 2017-12-08
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My Thoughts Be Bloody

My Thoughts Be Bloody Author Nora Titone
ISBN-10 1416586164
Release 2010-10-19
Pages 496
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The scene of John Wilkes Booth shooting Abraham Lincoln in Ford’s Theatre is among the most vivid and indelible images in American history. The literal story of what happened on April 14, 1865, is familiar: Lincoln was killed by John Wilkes Booth, a lunatic enraged by the Union victory and the prospect of black citizenship. Yet who Booth really was—besides a killer—is less well known. The magnitude of his crime has obscured for generations a startling personal story that was integral to his motivation. My Thoughts Be Bloody, a sweeping family saga, revives an extraordinary figure whose name has been missing, until now, from the story of President Lincoln’s death. Edwin Booth, John Wilkes’s older brother by four years, was in his day the biggest star of the American stage. He won his celebrity at the precocious age of nineteen, before the Civil War began, when John Wilkes was a schoolboy. Without an account of Edwin Booth, author Nora Titone argues, the real story of Lincoln’s assassin has never been told. Using an array of private letters, diaries, and reminiscences of the Booth family, Titone has uncovered a hidden history that reveals the reasons why John Wilkes Booth became this country’s most notorious assassin. These ambitious brothers, born to theatrical parents, enacted a tale of mutual jealousy and resentment worthy of a Shakespearean tragedy. From childhood, the stage-struck brothers were rivals for the approval of their father, legendary British actor Junius Brutus Booth. After his death, Edwin and John Wilkes were locked in a fierce contest to claim his legacy of fame. This strange family history and powerful sibling rivalry were the crucibles of John Wilkes’s character, exacerbating his political passions and driving him into a life of conspiracy. To re-create the lost world of Edwin and John Wilkes Booth, this book takes readers on a panoramic tour of nineteenth-century America, from the streets of 1840s Baltimore to the gold fields of California, from the jungles of the Isthmus of Panama to the glittering mansions of Gilded Age New York. Edwin, ruthlessly competitive and gifted, did everything he could to lock his younger brother out of the theatrical game. As he came of age, John Wilkes found his plans for stardom thwarted by his older sibling’s meteoric rise. Their divergent paths—Edwin’s an upward race to riches and social prominence, and John’s a downward spiral into failure and obscurity—kept pace with the hardening of their opposite political views and their mutual dislike. The details of the conspiracy to kill Lincoln have been well documented elsewhere. My Thoughts Be Bloody tells a new story, one that explains for the first time why Lincoln’s assassin decided to conspire against the president in the first place, and sets that decision in the context of a bitterly divided family—and nation. By the end of this riveting journey, readers will see Abraham Lincoln’s death less as the result of the war between the North and South and more as the climax of a dark struggle between two brothers who never wore the uniform of soldiers, except on stage.



They Have Killed Papa Dead

 They Have Killed Papa Dead  Author Anthony Pitch
ISBN-10 9781586421632
Release 2008-12-30
Pages 512
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The assassination of Abraham Lincoln is a central drama of the American experience. Its impact is felt to this day, and the basic story is known to all. Anthony Pitch’s thrilling account of the Lincoln conspiracy and its aftermath transcends the mere facts of that awful night during which dashing actor John Wilkes Booth shot Lincoln in the head and would-be assassin Lewis Payne butchered Secretary of State William Seward in the bed of his own home. “They Have Killed Papa Dead!” transports the reader to one of the most breathtaking moments in history, and reveals much that is new about the stories, passions, and times of those who shaped this great tragedy. Virtually every word of Anthony Pitch’s account is based on primary source material: new quotes from previously unpublished diaries, letters and journals – authentic contemporary voices writing with freshness and clarity as eyewitnesses or intimate participants – new images, a new vision and understanding of one of America’s defining moments. With an unwavering fidelity to historical accuracy, Pitch provides new confirmation of threats against the president-elect’s life as he traveled to Washington by train for his first inauguration, and a vivid personal account of John Wilkes Booth being physically restrained from approaching Lincoln at his second inauguration. Perhaps most chillingly, new details come to light about conditions in the special prison where the civilian conspirators accused of participating in the Lincoln assassination endured tortuous conditions in extreme isolation and deprivation, hooded and shackled, before and even during their military trial. Pitch masterfully synthesizes the findings of his prodigious research into a tight, gripping narrative that adds important new insights to our national story.



Washington D C

Washington  D C Author Jeanne Fogle
ISBN-10 1402715277
Release 2005-03-01
Pages 160
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A pictorial journey through America's capital city presents stunning full-color photographs of the great monuments, museums, universities, parks, government buildings, artworks, and landmarks of Washington, D.C., covering such locales as the Lincoln Memorial, Arlington National Cemetery, Mount Vernon, Ford's Theatre, and the Capitol.



Image in the Mirror

Image in the Mirror Author Homer S. Sewell
ISBN-10 9781617390159
Release 2010-12
Pages 306
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Homer Sewell looks so much like Abraham Lincoln that even without his top hat and coat, total strangers still call him 'Abe.' He also lives the life of Lincoln, both personally and in business, with a strong message of never giving up and being proud of our country. Image in the Mirror is Homer's story, an inspiring American tale of overcoming life's trials with hard work, dedication, and belief in one's self.



DK Eyewitness Travel Guide Washington DC

DK Eyewitness Travel Guide Washington  DC Author DK Travel
ISBN-10 9780241295359
Release 2016-10-03
Pages 236
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Discover the sights of America's fascinating capital city with DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Washington, DC 2017. The best things to do in Washington, DC - from visiting the iconic White House and United States Capitol to the National Air and Space Museum - are showcased with fantastic photography, illustrations and detailed descriptions. DK Eyewitness Travel's recommendations for the best museums in Washington, DC, and for where to shop, eat and sleep, will help you plan your perfect trip. Further afield, escape the city to discover the wild natural beauty of Shenandoah National Park's Blue Ridge Mountains, or delve into more US history at Gettysburg and George Washington's Mount Vernon. Winner of the Top Guidebook Series in the Wanderlust Reader Travel Awards 2017.



Picturing Lincoln

Picturing Lincoln Author George Sullivan
ISBN-10 0395916828
Release 2000
Pages 88
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Provides young readers with a look at the five portraits for which Lincoln posed and explains the importance of each as they have been used throughout history.



AAA Photo Journeys Washington

AAA Photo Journeys  Washington Author American Automobile Association
ISBN-10 1562510118
Release 1992-01-30
Pages 472
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Each of the four books in this series tours a popular American destination.



They Knew Lincoln

They Knew Lincoln Author John E. Washington
ISBN-10 9780190270964
Release 2018-02-07
Pages 304
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Originally published in 1942 and now reprinted for the first time, They Knew Lincoln is a classic in African American history and Lincoln studies. Part memoir and part history, the book is an account of John E. Washington's childhood among African Americans in Washington, DC, and of the blackpeople who knew or encountered Abraham and Mary Todd Lincoln. Washington recounted stories told by his grandmother's elderly friends - stories of escaping from slavery, meeting Lincoln in the capitol, learning of the president's assassination, and hearing ghosts at Ford's Theatre. He also mined the US government archives and researched little-known figures inLincoln's life, including William Johnson, who accompanied Lincoln from Springfield to Washington, and William Slade, the steward in Lincoln's White House. Washington was fascinated from childhood by the question of how much African Americans themselves had shaped Lincoln's views on slavery andrace, and he believed Lincoln's Haitian-born barber, William de Fleurville, was a crucial influence. Washington also extensively researched Elizabeth Keckly, the dressmaker to Mary Todd Lincoln, and advanced a new theory of who helped her write her controversial book, Behind the Scenes, or ThirtyYears a Slave, and Four Years in the White House (1868). Firm in his conviction that the history of Lincoln's presidency must include the history of African Americans, Washington sought advice and support from the white establishment and obtained an introduction to his book by writer Carl Sandburgand a preface by Lincoln scholar James G. Randall. A new introduction by Kate Masur places Washington's book in its own context, explaining the contents of They Knew Lincoln in light of not only the era of emancipation and the Civil War, but also Washington's own times, when the nation's capital was a place of great opportunity and creativity formembers of the African American elite. On publication, a reviewer noted that the "collection of Negro stories, memories, legends about Lincoln" seemed "to fill such an obvious gap in the material about Lincoln that one wonders why no one ever did it before." This edition brings it back to print fora twenty-first century readership that remains fascinated with Abraham Lincoln.



Abraham Lincoln

Abraham Lincoln Author Christi E. Parker
ISBN-10 1433390272
Release 2005-05-31
Pages 24
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Abraham Lincoln is often considered one of the greatest American presidents. Readers will discover the incredible things Lincoln accomplished during his time as president and the impact he made on slavery, the Civil War, and the country. The easy to read text and enlightening facts highlight such aspects of Lincoln's presidency as the Emanicpation Proclamation, the Battle of Gettysburg, and how the popular and electoral votes led to his nomination. Detailed images and illustrations show readers real examples of documents and photos of Ford's Theater, where John Wilkes Booth committed Lincoln's assassination. Readers will feel engaged from cover to cover!



Lincoln s Last Days

Lincoln s Last Days Author Bill O'Reilly
ISBN-10 9780805096767
Release 2012-08-21
Pages 336
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Lincoln's Last Days is a gripping account of one of the most dramatic nights in American history—of how one gunshot changed the country forever. Adapted from Bill O'Reilly's bestselling historical thriller, Killing Lincoln, this book will have young readers—and grown-ups too—hooked on history. In the spring of 1865, President Abraham Lincoln travels through Washington, D.C., after finally winning America's bloody Civil War. In the midst of celebrations, Lincoln is assassinated at Ford's Theatre by a famous actor named John Wilkes Booth. What follows is a thrilling chase, ending with a fiery shoot-out and swift justice for the perpetrators. With an unforgettable cast of characters, page-turning action, vivid detail, and art on every spread, Lincoln's Last Days is history that reads like a thriller. This is a very special book, irresistible on its own or as a compelling companion to Killing Lincoln.



Murder at Ford s Theatre

Murder at Ford s Theatre Author Brendan H. Egan, Jr.
ISBN-10 9781465324849
Release 2008-08-22
Pages 390
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It was a sad generation that limped past 1865. Almost every family had been touched by death, and many had been torn apart as sons, brothers, and fathers chose different sides in the Civil War. Murder at Fords Theatre is a history of an assassination with the Civil War as its tragic backdrop and with characters to match this tragedy. There was Lewis Paine, the devoted follower and David Herold who wanted desperately to belong and lose his reputation as an untrustworthy loafer. There are tragic failures of Mary Surratt and Dr. Samuel Mudd, as well as Abraham Lincoln, unappreciated by the public until his martyrdom. Lincoln refused security and put himself in harms way. Harm came in the form of John Wilkes Booth, an acclaimed actor, who wanted to save his beloved South and believed there was only one way to accomplish his goal. Booth had grown up with his own demons--depression and odd behavior were part of his family background. His darker side was hate. When the war broke out, Booth took up the southern cause -- the rest of the family sided with the North. Lincoln was a perfect object for Booths hatred. He suspended Habeas Corpus, put many anti-war advocates in jail, continued the war with its grisly pile of human deaths, refused to negotiate a treaty, and wrote Emancipation Proclamation. Booth, who had spent the war in a noncombat position at the behest of his mother, received news of the end of the war with increased anger. Soon it would be too late to become a hero. His hasty and disorganized plan to assassinate Lincoln went awry. Booth did shoot Lincoln, but during his escape he broke his ankle, an injury that slowed him and led to his capture and death. Only the Bible has been written about more than the Civil War, and the assassination of Lincoln is a part of that story. This is that story.



Our American Cousin

Our American Cousin Author Tom Taylor
ISBN-10 9781557093882
Release 2006-07-21
Pages 46
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The complete script of the comic drama performed at Ford's Theater the night Abraham Lincoln was shot. A facsimile of the oroginal publication.



American Brutus

American Brutus Author Michael W. Kauffman
ISBN-10 037550785X
Release 2004
Pages 508
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Based on new research, a review of the assassination of Abraham Lincoln examines archival sources to present an authoritative account of the murder conspiracy and the background and motives of assassin John Wilkes Booth.



Haunted America

Haunted America Author Michael Norman
ISBN-10 9781466805149
Release 2007-09-18
Pages 416
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Haunted America takes you on a grand tour of ghostly hauntings through the U.S. and Canada, sweeping from terrifying battle-field specters at Little Bighorn to a vaudeville palace in Tampa, from ghostly apparitions in President Garfield's home in Ohio to the White House in Washington, DC. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.



Andrew Johnson

Andrew Johnson Author Annette Gordon-Reed
ISBN-10 1429924616
Release 2011-01-18
Pages 192
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A Pulitzer Prize-winning historian recounts the tale of the unwanted president who ran afoul of Congress over Reconstruction and was nearly removed from office Andrew Johnson never expected to be president. But just six weeks after becoming Abraham Lincoln's vice president, the events at Ford's Theatre thrust him into the nation's highest office. Johnson faced a nearly impossible task—to succeed America's greatest chief executive, to bind the nation's wounds after the Civil War, and to work with a Congress controlled by the so-called Radical Republicans. Annette Gordon-Reed, one of America's leading historians of slavery, shows how ill-suited Johnson was for this daunting task. His vision of reconciliation abandoned the millions of former slaves (for whom he felt undisguised contempt) and antagonized congressional leaders, who tried to limit his powers and eventually impeached him. The climax of Johnson's presidency was his trial in the Senate and his acquittal by a single vote, which Gordon-Reed recounts with drama and palpable tension. Despite his victory, Johnson's term in office was a crucial missed opportunity; he failed the country at a pivotal moment, leaving America with problems that we are still trying to solve.