Backstage at the Lincoln Assassination (Paperback)

The Untold Story of the Actors and Stagehands at Ford's Theatre (Civil War Collection)

By Thomas A. Bogar

Regnery History, 9781621573203, 377pp.

Publication Date: March 23, 2015

Other Editions of This Title:
Compact Disc (11/4/2013)
MP3 CD (11/4/2013)
Hardcover (11/4/2013)
Compact Disc (11/4/2013)

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John Wilkes Booth is known for one thing—assassinating America's sixteenth president, Abe Lincoln. But what don't we know? Who helped him—and who tried to stop him? Thomas A. Bogar reveals a thrilling narrative behind the cast and crew of Ford's Theatre and their relations with the infamous actor in Backstage at the Lincoln Assassination.

About the Author

Thomas A. Bogar holds a Ph.D. in Theatre History/Criticism/Literature from Louisiana State University. He has taught theatre for forty years, most recently at Saint Joseph's University in Philadelphia and Hood College in Frederick, Maryland. He is also the author of John E. Owens (2002), American Presidents Attend the Theatre (2006), and numerous journal articles. He has served as a judge for Washington, D.C.'s Helen Hayes Theatre Awards, and lives in Silver Spring, Maryland.