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By Michael W. Kauffman

It's a story as commonplace as our heritage primers: A deranged actor, John Wilkes sales space, killed Abraham Lincoln in Ford’s Theatre, escaped walking, and eluded trap for twelve days till he met his fiery lead to a Virginia tobacco barn. within the nationwide hysteria that undefined, 8 others have been arrested and attempted; 4 of these have been accomplished, 4 imprisoned. Therein lie all of the vintage components of a very good mystery. however the untold story is much more fascinating.

Now, in American Brutus, Michael W. Kauffman, one of many premiere Lincoln assassination experts, takes time-honored heritage to a deeper point, delivering an extraordinary, authoritative account of the Lincoln homicide conspiracy. operating from a surprising array of archival resources and new examine, Kauffman sheds new mild at the heritage and factors of John Wilkes sales space, the mechanics of his plot to topple the Union executive, and the rigors and fates of the conspirators.

Piece by means of piece, Kauffman explains and corrects universal misperceptions and analyzes the political motivation at the back of Booth’s plan to unseat Lincoln, in whom the murderer observed a treacherous autocrat, “an American Caesar.” In getting ready his examine, Kauffman spared no attempt getting on the fact: He even lived in Booth’s apartment, and re-created key elements of Booth’s break out. because of Kauffman’s discoveries, readers can have a brand new knowing of this defining occasion in our nation’s heritage, and they'll come to work out how public sentiment approximately sales space on the time of the assassination and ever on the grounds that has made a correct account of his activities and factors subsequent to impossible–until now.

In approximately a hundred and forty years there was an overpowering physique of literature at the Lincoln assassination, a lot of it incomplete and commonly contradictory. In American Brutus, Kauffman eventually is sensible of an incident whose reasons and results reverberate to this present day. Provocative, soaking up, totally cogent, every now and then debatable, this may turn into the definitive textual content on a watershed occasion in American heritage.

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