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Good Brother, Bad Brother: The Story of Edwin Booth and John Wilkes Booth

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Catton, Bruce. Never Call Retreat. (New York: Doubleday & Company, 1965; first paperback edition, New York: Washington Square Press, Pocket Books Inc., 1967).

Clarke, Asia Booth. The Elder and the Younger Booth. (Boston: James R. Osgood & Company, 1882). (Asia Booth's biography of her father, Junius and brother Edwin, available online through the fee service, Questia.com as are the Mills and Ruggles books.)

Clarke, Asia Booth. John Wilkes Booth: A Sister's Memoir. (Jackson, MS: University Press of Mississippi, 1996; paperback edition 1999).

Freedman, Russell. Lincoln: A Photobiography. (New York: Clarion Books, 1987).

Grossman, Edwina Booth. Edwin Booth: Recollections by His Daughter Edwina Booth Grossman and Letters to Her and to His Friends. (New York: The Century Company, 1894).

Hanchett, William. The Lincoln Murder Conspiracies. (Urbana and Chicago: University of Illinois Press, 1983).

Katz, Mark. Witness to an Era — The Life and Photographs of Alexander Gardner: The Civil War, Lincoln, and the West. (New York: Viking Books, 1991).

Kimmel, Stanley. The Mad Booths of Maryland. Second revised edition. (New York: Dover Publications, Inc., 1969).

Leech, Margaret. Reveille in Washington, 1860–1865. Second reprint edition. (New York: Carroll & Graf Publishers, 1991).

Mills, John A. Hamlet on Stage: The Great Tradition. (Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 1985).

Murphy, Jim. The Boys' War. (New York: Clarion Books, 1990).

Phillips, Charles and Axelrod, Alan. My Brother's Face: Portraits of the Civil War in Photographs, Diaries, and Letters. (San Francisco: Chronicle Books, 1993).

Reck, W. Emerson. A. Lincoln: His Last 24 Hours. (Jefferson, NC: McFarland & Company Inc., Publishers, 1987; first paperback edition, Columbia, SC: The University of South Carolina Press, 1994).

Rhodehamel, John, and Taper, Louise, editors. Right or Wrong, God Judge Me: The Writings of John Wilkes Booth. (Urbana and Chicago: University of Illinois Press, 1997; first paperback edition, 2001).

Ruggles, Eleanor. Prince of Players: Edwin Booth. (New York: W. W. Norton & Company, 1953).

Samples, Gordon. Lust for Fame: The Stage Career of John Wilkes Booth. (Jefferson, NC and London: McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers, 1982; first paperback edition 1998).

Shattuck, Charles. The Hamlet of Edwin Booth. (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1969).

Smith, Gene. American Gothic: The Story of America's Legendary Theatrical Family — Junius, Edwin, and John Wilkes Booth. (New York: Simon & Schuster, 1992).

Steers, Edward. The Escape and Capture of John Wilkes Booth. (Gettysburg, PA: Thomas Publications, 1983, 1992).

Swanson, James L., and Weinberg, Daniel R. Lincoln's Assassins: Their Trial and Execution: An Illustrated History. (Santa Fe, NM: Arena Editions, 2001).

Taylor, Tom. Our American Cousin: The Play That Changed History. (Washington, D.C.: Beacham Publishing, Inc., 1990).

Tidwell, William A., James O. Hall and David W. Gaddy. Come Retribution: The Confederate Secret Service and the Assassination of Lincoln. (Jackson, MS, and London: University Press of Mississippi, 1988). Tidwell has a follow-up book to this one: April '65: Confederate Covert Action in the American Civil War, (Kent, OH: Kent State University Press, 1995), which is available at the fee site Questia.com

Toomey, Daniel Carroll. The Civil War in Maryland. (Baltimore: Toomey Press, 1991).

Winik, Jay. April 1865: The Month That Saved America. (New York: HarperCollins Publishers, 2001).




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