Thomas A. Bogar taught theater for forty years, most recently at Saint Joseph's University in Philadelphia and Hood College in Frederick, Maryland. He is the author of John E. Owens, American Presidents Attend the Theatre.
April 14, 1865. A famous actor pulls a trigger in the presidential balcony, leaps to the stage, and escapes, as the president lies fatally wounded. In the panic that follows, forty-six terrified people scatter in and around Ford's Theater as soldiers take...[SEE MORE]