By Edward Steers Jr.
Winner of the 2001 The Lincoln workforce of recent York's Award of feat A historical past publication membership choice The assassination of Abraham Lincoln is mostly informed as a story of a lone deranged actor who struck from a twisted lust for revenge. this isn't basically too easy an evidence; Blood at the Moon finds that it's thoroughly fallacious. John Wilkes sales space used to be neither mad nor by myself in his act of homicide. He got assistance from many, now not the least of whom used to be Dr. Samuel Alexander Mudd, the Charles County health professional who has been portrayed because the blameless sufferer of a vengeful govt. sales space was once additionally aided via the accomplice management in Richmond. As he made his plans to strike at Lincoln, sales space was once in touch with key individuals of the accomplice underground, and after the assassination those related forces used all in their assets to aim his get away. famous Lincoln authority Edward Steers Jr. introduces the solid of characters during this ill-fated drama, he explores why they have been so prepared to aid pull the set off, and corrects the various misconceptions surrounding this defining second that modified American background. After finishing an acclaimed occupation as a learn scientist on the nationwide Institutes of future health, Edward Steers Jr. has grew to become his examine talents to the Lincoln assassination. he's the writer of a number of books concerning the president, together with The Trial. He lives in Berkeley Springs, West Virginia.
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