Joined by Fate: Intertwined Biographies: Abraham Lincoln and John Wilkes Booth, 1st Edition

  • Donna M. Bozzone
  • Published By: Enslow Publishing
  • ISBN-10: 0766098117
  • ISBN-13: 9780766098114
  • DDC: 973.7092
  • Grade Level Range: 7th Grade - 12th Grade
  • 128 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2019 | Published/Released August 2019
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2019

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Until John Wilkes Booth killed Abraham Lincoln, the assassination of a U.S. President was considered unthinkable. All of that changed on April 14, 1865, when Booth shot Lincoln as the president watched the play Our American Cousin. What led Booth to commit this murder, and what effect did this deadly act have on the United States? With this book, readers will take a closer look at this history-making event as well as the lives of Lincoln and Booth before their fateful encounter. Booth may have assassinated Lincoln, but even today the 16th president remains one of the nation's most respected.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Other Frontmatter.
Other Frontmatter.
1: Lincoln's Boyhood.
2: Booth's Early Years.
3: New Salem and the Presidency.
4: Politics and Acting.
5: The Presidential Election.
6: The Civil War.
7: The Assassination.
8: Lincoln's and Booth's Legacies.
Chapter Notes.
Further Reading.