Book Discussion on American Brutus: John Wilkes Booth

Michael Kauffman talked about his book American Brutus: John Wilkes Booth and the Lincoln Conspiracies, published by Random House, about… read more

Michael Kauffman talked about his book American Brutus: John Wilkes Booth and the Lincoln Conspiracies, published by Random House, about Lincoln assassin John Wilkes Booth and the cast of characters surrounding the time before and after the assassination at Ford’s Theatre. Using an array of archival sources and new research, Mr. Kauffman explained the background and motives of John Wilkes Booth, the mechanics of his plot to topple the Union government, and the trials and fates of the conspirators. The author also wrote that Mr. Booth manipulated people in his life into willingly or unwillingly aiding him in his plot. Following his remarks he answered questions from the audience. close

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Book Discussion on American Brutus: John Wilkes Booth

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Location:
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
First Aired:
Jan 23, 2005
Last Aired:
Apr 26, 2010

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  • Jan 23, 2005 | 10:00pm EST | C-SPAN 2
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