Topic: John Wilkes Booth
Historian Kate Clifford Larson talks about Mary Surratt, the Washington D.C. landlady accused of plotting to kill Lincoln and profiled in new movie "The Conspirator."
04/22/2011 11:07 am
'The Conspirator' is a courtroom drama about Mary Surratt, a Confederate sympathizer accused of helping to plot Abraham Lincoln's assassination.
04/15/2011 07:52 pm
On the 150th anniversary of the onset of the US Civil War, a lively, compelling account of its roots.
03/16/2011 07:05 am
Did the Great Emancipator always want to end slavery? Or did his thinking evolve on the job?
02/20/2011 10:25 am
These history books remind us that the shooting in Tuscon is not the first time Americans have confronted violence directed at politicians.
01/11/2011 05:39 pm
The laughter rippled across Ford's Theatre as a character on stage let loose with a zinger: "You sockdologizing old man-trap!" John Wilkes Booth knew the audience would guffaw in delight, so that's when he fired his gun at the president of the United States. But people heard the noise anyway: "Pop!" Then there was chaos. An assassination, one of several planned that night in the nation's capital, had succeeded. What happened and why? Six captivating books from the last decade – including the newly released "Bloody Crimes" by the bestselling author of "Manhunt" – fill in the gaps and track Abraham Lincoln's legacy.
09/30/2010 01:22 pm
Five paperbacks that will make excellent summer reading.
05/24/2010 11:05 am
It’s the bicentennial of the birth of Edgar Allan Poe, creator of the detective yarn. Where better than the city of idiosyncrasy – Baltimore – to celebrate?
01/08/2009 12:00 am