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Good brother, bad brother : the story of Edwin Booth and John Wilkes Booth / James Cross Giblin.

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Author/Creator:
Giblin, James.
Language:
English.
Publication date:
2005
Imprint:
New York : Clarion Books, c2005.
Format:
  • Book
  • 244 p. : ill. ; 26 cm.
Bibliography:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents:
  • A brother's crime
  • Crowing like a rooster
  • "Where are your spurs?"
  • Gold pieces and blizzards
  • Hamlet in Honolulu
  • Edwin in love
  • "Marching off To war"
  • "He must come at once!"
  • A spy and a blockade runner
  • "When Lincoln shall be king"
  • "To whom it may concern"
  • "Sic semper tyrannis!"
  • The terrible aftermath
  • "Hunted like a dog"
  • "Useless! Useless!"
  • Death by hanging
  • Standing ovations
  • Into the furnace
  • Targeting Edwin
  • Triumph in Germany --- A toast to the players
  • The last "Hamlet"
Summary:
Most people know the name John Wilkes Booth, but few likely have heard of his elder brother Edwin. Find out about the brothers through first-hand accounts. Learn how alike and how different they were, and how each made a lasting impression on American history.
Audience:
Age 10-14.
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ISBN:
0618096426
9780618096428

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