The madman and the assassin : : the strange life of Boston Corbett, the man who killed John Wilkes Booth

Title The madman and the assassin : : the strange life of Boston Corbett, the man who killed John Wilkes Booth
Names Martelle, Scott.
Book Number DBC08751
Title Status Download Only
Medium Digital Book
Annotation Union cavalryman Boston Corbett became a national celebrity after killing John Wilkes Booth, but as details of his odd personality became known, he also became the object of derision. Over time, he was largely forgotten to history, a minor character in the final act of Booth's tumultuous life. And yet Corbett led a fascinating life of his own, a tragic saga that weaved through the monumental events of nineteenth-century America. The Madman and the Assassin is the first full-length biography of Boston Corbett, a man thrust into the spotlight during a national news event and into an unwelcome transformation from anonymity to fame, and back to obscurity. Adult . Some strong language. Violence.
Narrator Whitsitt, Jessica.
Local Subject Biography & Autobiography - BIO
Adult Book - AD
Adult Non-Fiction - AN
History, United States - HUS
History - HST
War (Non-Fiction) - WNF
Short Book - SH
Audience Notes Contains strong language.
Contains violence.
Female narrator.
LC Subject Soldiers - United States - Biography
Mental illness
Soldiers - Biography
Biographies
Downloadable books
Nonfiction
Talking books
Call Number 973.7092 B ANF
Language English
Released 2015
Publication Info Emporia : Kansas State Library, Kansas Talking Books Regional Library, 2015
Original Publication Recorded from: Chicago, IL : Chicago Review Press Incorporated, 2015. 9781613730188
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