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The Life and Times of John Wilkes Booth
07-29-2019, 10:53 AM
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RE: The Life and Times of John Wilkes Booth
Alas, as the one who started this thread, I am compelled to write this. I rely heavily on The Evidence by Bill Edwards and Ed Steers, as well as Edwards' transcription of the M619 (Lincoln assassination reward) files. Consequently, when I learned that Edwards was about to publish a new book on Booth, I looked forward to it with great anticipation. However, that anticipation has turned to disappointment. The Life and Times of John Wilkes Booth is very poorly edited, names are inconsistently spelled, and erroneous statements (such as "1828 -- John Quincy Adams continues as Vice President under Andrew Jackson." (p. 17)) are replete. It very much pains me to say this about someone who has contributed so much to the Lincoln assassination record, but I cannot recommend this book.
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