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10-28-2013, 11:19 AM
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Laurie -

Please set aside a copy for me as well! I'll pick it up in a few weeks as soon as it comes it. I'm going back up to Baltimore to conduct more research....

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10-28-2013, 11:34 AM
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Will do...
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10-28-2013, 03:25 PM
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Mine arrived in today's mail and I can't put it down. It's fascinating - filled with anecdotes that I've never seen anywhere else. Fantastic job, Tom.

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10-28-2013, 06:24 PM
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(10-28-2013 10:46 AM)L Verge Wrote:  I just filled out an order form for you, Mike. As soon as they come in, I will post the cost and ordering information on this forum.

Thank you Laurie.

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11-04-2013, 05:44 AM
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Here's a nice article about Tom's new book.
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11-04-2013, 08:58 AM
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Definitely looks like one I'll have to pick up.

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11-05-2013, 07:23 AM
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There is a brief interview with Tom about his book at Townhall.com. With this phone, I cannot provide the link to it. Great job Tom!

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11-05-2013, 07:39 AM
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It's here:
http://m.townhall.com/tipsheet/nicolebai...-n1736204#
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11-05-2013, 08:05 AM
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Thanks Eva!

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11-05-2013, 06:42 PM
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I was on my way to a lecture in my library yesterday and I saw Backstage at the Lincoln Assassination on the New Release table so I grabbed it. It's fascinating to read about the actors' lives after the assassination, especially poor Laura Keene.

The book reminded me about an article I had read a while ago from The San Francisco Bulletin, August 22, 1879, titled "An Actor's Prayer: A Curious Reminiscence of the American Stage." It's about Billy Otis who was Laura Keene's dresser on assassination night.

"When the shot was fired he was in the act of buttoning Miss Keene's glove as she was preparing to go on the stage in bridal costume. At first mistaking the shot, she sent a request that the carpenters should not fire pistols during the acts, and then, when the truth became known, rushed to the washstand, saturated the whole front breadth of her magnificent bridal dress, which she wrung out in a vain attempt to resuscitate the unconscious victim."
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11-21-2013, 07:46 PM
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I finished Tom's book the other night and I found it a real pleasure to read. He went much further into the story than I expected and the anecdotes about those involved were beyond my expectations. A lot of new information (to me, anyway) that really put the assassination in a new perspective. This is a fantastic book.

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11-21-2013, 08:24 PM
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I'm ready to read it a second time!
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11-27-2013, 04:59 PM
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Congrats again
I know he is a well respected individual in this forum and in our "Lincoln" community but I wanted to say congrats to Mr. Bogar for his work!!!! I saw your book at Barnes and Noble today!!!
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11-29-2013, 05:46 PM
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I second Matt's congrats to Mr. Bogar. I just finished the book. Finally I'm out of the audience! So much meat here I need to go back and make an outline. Much of the material is new to me.

In addition to facts related to the assassination, it's an informative period snapshot of acting, theater, public sentiment regarding entertainment and entertainers, differences between Northern and Southern audiences and much more. I'd often wondered what happened to the Fords and the theater personnel. Bogar provides closure here.
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11-30-2013, 10:11 AM
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I'm currently reading it -- can't put it down! Congratulations to Dr. Bogar -- this is wonderful stuff.....leaning so much I never knew!

Don't miss this one!

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