The Resource American Gothic: The Story of America's Legendary Theatrical Family--Junius, Edwin, and John Wilkes Booth, (electronic resource)

American Gothic: The Story of America's Legendary Theatrical Family--Junius, Edwin, and John Wilkes Booth, (electronic resource)

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American Gothic: The Story of America's Legendary Theatrical Family--Junius, Edwin, and John Wilkes Booth
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American Gothic: The Story of America's Legendary Theatrical Family--Junius, Edwin, and John Wilkes Booth
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Gene Smith
Title variation
American gothic
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the story of Americas legendary theatrical family--Junius, Edwin, and John Wilkes Booth
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eng
Summary
The dramatic biography of one of the most notorious families in American history. Junius Booth and his sons, Edwin and John Wilkes, were nineteenth-century America's most famous theatrical family. Yet the Booth name is forever etched in the history books for one terrible reason: the assassination of President Abraham Lincoln by John Wilkes Booth at Ford's Theatre on April 14, 1865. In American Gothic, bestselling historian Gene Smith vividly chronicles the triumphs, scandals, and tragedies of this infamous family. The preeminent English tragedian of his day, Junius Booth was a madman and an alcoholic who abandoned his wife and young son to move to America and start a new family. His son Edwin became the most renowned Shakespearean actor in America, famously playing Hamlet for one hundred consecutive nights, but he suffered from depression and a crippling fear of inheriting his father's insanity. Blessed with extraordinary good looks and a gregarious nature, John Wilkes Booth seemed destined for spectacular fame and fortune. However, his sympathy for the Confederate cause unleashed a dangerous instability that brought permanent disgrace to his family and forever changed the course of American history. Richly detailed and emotionally insightful, American Gothic brings to life the true story behind a family tragedy of Shakespearean proportions
Summary
Recounts the rise of Junius Brutus Booth, Edwin's performances, and John's crime
Biography type
collective biography
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188377
Cataloging source
Midwest
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Smith, Gene
Dewey number
  • 792.028092273
  • 920
Illustrations
illustrations
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no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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dictionaries
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hoopla digital
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  • Booth family
  • Booth, John Wilkes
  • Booth, Edwin
  • Booth, Junius Brutus
  • Lincoln, Abraham
  • Actors
  • Electronic books
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adult
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the story of America's legendary theatrical family--Junius, Edwin, and John Wilkes Booth
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American Gothic: The Story of America's Legendary Theatrical Family--Junius, Edwin, and John Wilkes Booth, (electronic resource)
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MWT11689034
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1 online resource
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  • online
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Digital content provided by hoopla
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9781504039765
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(electronic bk.)
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MWT11689034
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remote
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Mode of access: World Wide Web
Label
American Gothic: The Story of America's Legendary Theatrical Family--Junius, Edwin, and John Wilkes Booth, (electronic resource)
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Publication
Color
multicolored
Control code
MWT11689034
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource
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  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9781504039765
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Publisher number
MWT11689034
Specific material designation
remote
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Mode of access: World Wide Web

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