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Author Martelle, Scott, 1958-

Title The madman and the assassin : the strange life of Boston Corbett, the man who killed John Wilkes Booth / Scott Martelle.

Publication Info. Chicago, IL : Chicago Review Press Incorporated, 2015.


Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 Axe 2nd Floor Stacks  973.7 C81Bm 2015    ---  Available
 Axe Kansas Collection  973.7 C81Bm 2015 c.2  ---  Lib Use Only
 Eureka Non-Fiction  92 Corbett    ---  Available
 FSCC Non-Fiction  973.7092 Mar    ---  Available
 Parsons Biography  B Corbett, B.    ---  Available
 PHS Non-Fiction  973.7 MARTELLE    ---  Available
 Pittsburg 2nd Fl Non-Fiction  973.7092 Mar    ---  Available
2 copies being processed for Axe Acquisitions Order.
Description xiii, 226 pages : illustrations, portraits ; 24 cm
text txt rdacontent
unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
Series Kansas Notable Book ; 2016.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Loss and redemption -- Boston Corbett goes to war -- Andersonville: a journey to hell -- The assassin -- A President is murdered -- The hunt for Booth and Herold -- Celebrity, and infamy -- Citizen Corbett, preacher -- Corbett goes west -- Corbett cracks -- The return of Boston Corbett.
Summary 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.
Source B&T 07.2016 PARS
KS State Library Grant 2016 CUB
Awards Kansas Notable Book, 2016.
Subject Corbett, Boston, 1832-1894.
Booth, John Wilkes, 1838-1865 -- Death and burial.
Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865 -- Assassination.
United States. Army. New York Cavalry Regiment, 16th (1863-1865)
Soldiers -- United States -- Biography.
Genre/Form Biographies.
Added Title Strange life of Boston Corbett, the man who killed John Wilkes Booth
ISBN 9781613730188

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