American Brutus

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photoIt was a defining moment in American history: the 1865 assassination of Abraham Lincoln at Ford's Theater as his assassin, John Wilkes Booth, leapt to the stage with his fateful cry.

Yet, what most Americans don't know about Booth and that historic, horrific April day may surprise them.

Tune in to hear a conversation with the author of a new, myth-busting book at the life and legend of Abraham Lincoln assassin, John Wilkes Booth.


Michael Kauffman, author of American Brutus: John Wilkes Booth and the Lincoln Conspiracies;
Jack Beatty, On Point news analyst, senior editor at The Atlantic Monthly.

This program aired on December 15, 2004.


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