The Life, Crime, and Capture of John Wilkes Booth

With a Full Sketch of the Conspiracy of Which he was the Leader, and the Pursuit, Trial and Execution of his Accomplices.

Cover image for

Download


Language: English
Wordcount: 42,598 / 129 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 65.4
LoC Category: CT
Downloads: 1,058
mnybks.net#: 6951
Genres: Biography, History
Excerpt

reamed, Miss Harris cried for water, and the full ghastly truth broke upon all--"The President is murdered!" The scene that ensued was as tumultuous and terrible as one of Dante's pictures of hell. Some women fainted, others uttered piercing shrieks, and cries for vengeance and unmeaning shouts for help burst from the mouths of men. Miss Laura Keene, the actress, proved herself in this awful time as equal to sustain a part in real tragedy as to interpret that of the stage. Pausing one moment before the footlights to entreat the audience to be calm, she ascended the stairs in the rear of Mr. Lincoln's box, entered it, took the dying President's head in her lap, bathed it with the water she had brought, and endeavoured to force some of the liquid through the insensible lips. The locality of the wound was at first supposed to be in the breast. It was not until after the neck and shoulders had been bared and no mark discovered, that the dress of Miss Keene, stained with blood, revealed where the ball had penetrat

SUBSCRIBE TO MANYBOOKS 

FREE EBOOKS 

Join 120,000+ fellow readers! Get Free eBooks and book bargains from ManyBooks in your inbox. 

We respect your email privacy

(Promote your book here)

Featured Books

Cover image for The Life, Crime, and Capture of John Wilkes Booth by George Alfred Townsend - Free eBook

The Titan Drowns: Time Travel Romance

New Atlantis Time Travel Romance Book 6
Nhys Glover

2013 SFR GALAXY AWARD WINNER

"Heroism and... Read more

Cover image for The Life, Crime, and Capture of John Wilkes Booth by George Alfred Townsend - Free eBook

Helga: Out of Hedgelands

Wood Cow Chronicles Book 1
Rick Johnson

VOLUME ONE in the WOOD COW CHRONICLES series. <... Read more

Cover image for The Life, Crime, and Capture of John Wilkes Booth by George Alfred Townsend - Free eBook

Valkyrie's Vengeance

Loki's Wolves Book 0
Melissa Snark

Fans of paranormal and urban fantasy will enjoy... Read more

Cover image for The Life, Crime, and Capture of John Wilkes Booth by George Alfred Townsend - Free eBook

Mademoiselle At Arms

A Georgian Romance
Elizabeth Bailey

Set in the late Georgian era, Elizabeth Bailey’... Read more

Cover image for The Life, Crime, and Capture of John Wilkes Booth by George Alfred Townsend - Free eBook

Chausiku

Nightmare of the Clans Book One
Pamela E. Cash

There are six secret clans across the world–Afr... Read more

Cover image for The Life, Crime, and Capture of John Wilkes Booth by George Alfred Townsend - Free eBook

The Tales of Tim Hurtletuta - New Beginnings

Tales of Tim Hurtletuta Series, Book 1
Matthew James Wilkins

"Tim Hurtletuta has forgotten something. He can... Read more

Cover image for The Life, Crime, and Capture of John Wilkes Booth by George Alfred Townsend - Free eBook

After the Cure

Deirdre Gould

Eight years ago the December Plague swept throu... Read more

Cover image for The Life, Crime, and Capture of John Wilkes Booth by George Alfred Townsend - Free eBook

The Unveiling

Book One (Age of Faith 1)
Tamara Leigh

12th century England: Two men vie for the thron... Read more

Cover image for The Life, Crime, and Capture of John Wilkes Booth by George Alfred Townsend - Free eBook

Healing Her Heart

Crystal Lake Series Book 1
Laura Scott

Dr. Gabe Allen has a rule about dating colleagues... Read more

Cover image for The Life, Crime, and Capture of John Wilkes Booth by George Alfred Townsend - Free eBook

Never A Choice

The Choices Trilogy #1
Dee Palmer

Bethany Thorne has secrets and she’s told a few... Read more

(advanced)
login | register

User ID

Password

reset password

Help ManyBooks by sharing this page!

See it as donating a moment of your social media time, every little thing helps us improve and stay online.

Popular in This Genre

The list of books below is based on the weekly downloads by our users regardless of eReader device or file format.

Autobiography of a Yogi
by Paramhansa Yogananda
The Autobiography of Ben Franklin
by Benjamin Franklin
Autobiography
by John Stuart Mill
The Autobiography of St. Ignatius
by Saint Ignatius Loyola

See more popular titles from this genre.