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The Resource ""They Have Killed Papa Dead!"" : the Road to Ford's Theatre, Abraham Lincoln's Murder, and the Rage for Vengeance

""They Have Killed Papa Dead!"" : the Road to Ford's Theatre, Abraham Lincoln's Murder, and the Rage for Vengeance

Label
""They Have Killed Papa Dead!"" : the Road to Ford's Theatre, Abraham Lincoln's Murder, and the Rage for Vengeance
Title
""They Have Killed Papa Dead!""
Title remainder
the Road to Ford's Theatre, Abraham Lincoln's Murder, and the Rage for Vengeance
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The assassination of Abraham Lincoln is a central drama of the American experience. Its impact is felt to this day, and the basic story is known to all. Anthony Pitch's thrilling account of the Lincoln conspiracy and its aftermath transcends the mere facts of that awful night during which dashing actor John Wilkes Booth shot Lincoln in the head and would-be assassin Lewis Payne butchered Secretary of State William Seward in the bed of his own home. "They Have Killed Papa Dead!" transports the reader to one of the most breathtaking moments in history, and reveals much about the stories, passions, and times of those who shaped this great tragedy. Virtually every word of Anthony Pitch's account is based on primary source material: quotes from previously unpublished documents, diaries, letters, and journals. With an unwavering fidelity to historical accuracy, Pitch provides confirmation of threats against the president-elect's life as he traveled to Washington by train for his first inauguration, and a vivid personal account of John Wilkes Booth being physically restrained from approaching Lincoln at his second inauguration. Perhaps most chillingly, details come to light about conditions in the special prison where the civilian conspirators accused of participating in the Lincoln assassination endured tortuous conditions in extreme isolation and deprivation, hooded and shackled, before and even during their military trial. Pitch masterfully synthesizes the findings of his prodigious research into a tight, gripping narrative that adds important insights to our national story
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Midwest
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Pitch, Anthony S
Dewey number
973.7092
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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  • Lincoln, Abraham
  • Assassins
  • Prisoners
  • Political culture
  • Revenge
  • Revenge
Target audience
adult
Label
""They Have Killed Papa Dead!"" : the Road to Ford's Theatre, Abraham Lincoln's Murder, and the Rage for Vengeance
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online resource
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  • cr
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rdacarrier.
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
MWT12355514
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9781510733923
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • c
Publisher number
MWT12355514
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
12355514
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web
Label
""They Have Killed Papa Dead!"" : the Road to Ford's Theatre, Abraham Lincoln's Murder, and the Rage for Vengeance
Link
Publication
Distribution
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
MWT12355514
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9781510733923
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • c
Publisher number
MWT12355514
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
12355514
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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