THE GREAT AMERICAN MYTH by George's Bryan

THE GREAT AMERICAN MYTH

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KIRKUS REVIEW

Two myths are here exploded:- one, that Lincoln's cabinet and Johnson were behind the assassination; the other that John Wilkes Booth escaped to live and raise a family. Lincoln's death is dealt with in minute detail. Background material, whether in one interpretation or more, is included, with plots for Lincoln's abduction which dated back to before the first inauguration, with Baltimore the seat of the plotting. Lincoln was a fatalist, and though he knew he was in constant danger, never took any precautions. Bryan pulls apart the various books dealing with the Lincoln myth, particularly This One Nad Act, purporting to be written by Booth's granddaughter. He disposes summarily of the various widows' claims from all parts of the country, showing that no proof existed. The book is convincingly done and carefully documented, and makes fascinating reading. For Lincoln fans.

Pub Date: Nov. 15th, 1940
Publisher: Carrick & Evans