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The Resource Booth : a novel, David Robertson

Booth : a novel, David Robertson

Label
Booth : a novel
Title
Booth
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
David Robertson
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Narrated by the only conspirator in the plot to kill Abraham Lincoln who was not killed or executed, Booth tells the story of John Surratt, a young man who falls under the spell of the charismatic and captivating John Wilkes Booth, and is gradually sucked into the vortex of the world-famous stage actor's insidious plans." "The novel opens in 1916, the last year of Surratt's life. Having spent the decades since Lincoln's death as an obscure shipping clerk, Surratt is approached by D.W. Griffith to read from his Civil War diary in Griffith's movie Birth of a Nation. As Surratt begins to read over his diary, the reader is cast back to the tumultuous days of 1864, and a chance encounter between Surratt and Booth. Booth, whose appetites, fame, and sheer force of will bedazzle everyone around him, helps to secure Surratt a position as the assistant to renowned photographer Alexander Gardner. Over the following weeks, Booth continues to lavish attention on Surratt, slowly drawing him into his web of intrigue. By the time Surratt discovers the desperate nature of Booth's true intentions, it is too late, and he finds himself caught up in a firestorm of violence that shatters forever his insulated life and modest ambitions." "Based on the historical record, and illustrated with actual photographs of the conspirators and their execution, the novel is filled with nitty-gritty detail of nineteenth-century architecture, photography, Union troop movements, and day-to-day bustle that brings Washington during the Civil war vividly to life."--BOOK JACKET
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1947-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Robertson, David
Dewey number
813/.54
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3568.O24798
LC item number
B66 1998
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Lincoln, Abraham
  • Booth, John Wilkes
Label
Booth : a novel, David Robertson
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
37392931
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
1st Anchor Books ed.
Extent
326 pages
Isbn
9780385487061
Lccn
97035654
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
Booth : a novel, David Robertson
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
37392931
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
1st Anchor Books ed.
Extent
326 pages
Isbn
9780385487061
Lccn
97035654
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations

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