American Brutus: John Wilkes Booth and the Lincoln Conspiracies
Publisher: Recorded Books
Date: September 2005
Duration: 22 hours 4 minutes
In American Brutus, popular historian Michael W. Kauffman delivers a history that reads more like a best-selling novel. This definitive masterwork dispels commonly held myths and reveals the truth about John Wilkes Booth. Luring Southern sympathizers into a "noble" presidential kidnapping, Booth stunned his puzzled pawns by murdering Lincoln. From Booth's early life and acting career to his escape and death, this meticulously researched book re-examines it all using a wealth of primary sources.