The Assassin's Accomplice
Mary Surratt and the Plot to Kill Abraham Lincoln
By Kate Clifford Larson
(Basic Books, Hardcover, 9780465038152, 288pp.)
Publication Date: June 2008
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The true story of Mary Surratt, a shadowy figure behind the assassination of Abraham Lincoln-and the first woman executed by the federal government
Kate Clifford Larson teaches history at Simmons College. Her first book, Bound for the Promised Land: Harriet Tubman, Portrait of an American Hero, was described as brilliant” (Smithsonian Magazine), astonishingly good, a better debut than any author has the right to wish for” (Dallas Morning News), and an extraordinary achievement” (Baltimore Sun). Larson lives in Winchester, Massachusetts.