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The Madman and the Assassin: The Strange Life of Boston Corbett, the Man Who Killed John Wilkes Booth
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Chicago Review Pr
Publication date March 1, 2017
Pages 240
Binding Paperback
Edition Reprint
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9781613736494
ISBN-10 1613736495
Dimensions 0 by 6 by 9 in.
Original list price $16.99
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As thoroughly examined as the Civil War and the assassination of Abraham Lincoln have been, virtually no attention has been paid to the life of the Union cavalryman who killed John Wilkes Booth, an odd character named Boston Corbett. Corbett became an instant celebrity whose peculiarities made him the object of fascination and derision. A hatter by trade, he was likely poisoned by the mercury then used in the manufacturing process. He was one of the first volunteers to join the US Army in the early days of the Civil War, a path that would land him first in the notorious Andersonville prison camp and eventually in the squadron that cornered Booth in a Virginia barn. The Madman and the Assassin is the first full-length biography of Boston Corbett, a man thrust into the spotlight during a national news event—an unwelcome transformation from anonymity to celebrity.




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Hardcover
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from Chicago Review Pr (April 1, 2015)
9781613730188 | details & prices | 226 pages | 6.50 × 9.50 × 0.75 in. | 1.00 lbs | List price $24.95
About: Union cavalryman Boston Corbett became a national celebrity after killing John Wilkes Booth, but as details of his odd personality became known, he also became the object of derision.
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Reprint edition from Chicago Review Pr (March 1, 2017)
9781613736494 | details & prices | 240 pages | List price $16.99
About: As thoroughly examined as the Civil War and the assassination of Abraham Lincoln have been, virtually no attention has been paid to the life of the Union cavalryman who killed John Wilkes Booth, an odd character named Boston Corbett.

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