Good Brother, Bad Brother (Paperback)
The Story of Edwin Booth and John Wilkes Booth
Clarion Books, 9780544809741, 256pp.
Publication Date: January 10, 2017
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Award-winning author James Cross Giblin draws on first-hand accounts of family members, friends, and colleagues to create vivid images of Edwin Booth and his brother John Wilkes, best known today as the man who shot Abraham Lincoln. He traces the events leading up to the assassination and describes the effects of John Wilkes’s infamous deed on himself, his family, and his country. Comprehensive and compelling, this dual portrait illuminates a dark and tragic moment in the nation’s history and explores the complex legacy of two leading men—one revered, the other abhorred. Notes, bibliography, index.
About the Author
James Cross Giblin (1933-2016) was the author of more than twenty critically acclaimed books for young people. His book The Life and Death of Adolf Hitler received the Robert F. Sibert Award for Informational Books.
Praise For Good Brother, Bad Brother: The Story of Edwin Booth and John Wilkes Booth…
"Giblin raises his biographical curtain . . . opens a wealth of avenues for further reading . . . put[s] faces to the history."
* "The writing is engaging and eminently readable . . . consummate storytelling. What a story! This is nonfiction at its finest."
—School Library Journal, starred review
* "Compelling . . . fascinating biography of brothers during a time of war . . . readable and interesting."
—Kirkus Reviews, starred review
"[A] dual biography by a master of the art . . . Giblin weaves high drama."
—The Washington Post Book World
"[Giblin] offers a particularly poignant picture . . . relates the fraternal saga with verve as well as diligence."