This One Mad Act; The Unknown Story of John Wilkes Booth and His Family By His Granddaughter

Boston: Hale, Cushman & Flint, 1937. First Printing September 1937. Red cloth of boards with brilliant silver titling on both cover and spine. 6" x 8.5", pp. xii 3-500, with frontispiece and 27 illustrations. The book is in marvelous condition minus a small bookseller label on rep (Harry W. Schwarz, Milwaukee). DJ, now in mylar has protected this book well, but lost its allure with chips and small tears across the top. Taken together they are almost a fine copy. The grand-daughter of America's most famous assassin uses her writing experience to craft a plot for his life after Lincoln. Forrester collects the conspiracy theorists propositions that Booth lived as a fugitive in both America and abroad rather than having immolated in the barn at Garrett's Farm. This uncommonly found in this condition book is the progenitor of Boothian lore. Fine / good +. Item #353

"With the mass of material and evidence which has been assembled, from time to time, around the supposed death and burial of John Wiles Booth, there has remained a mysterious blind spot, of such complete misinformation that it seems impossible ever to clarify it." (p. 306).

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