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The Assassin's Accomplice

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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 1, 2008

Description

The true story of Mary Surratt, a shadowy figure behind the assassination of Abraham Lincoln-and the first woman executed by the federal government



About the Author
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.