The Second Life of John Wilkes Booth by Barnaby Conrad

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The Second Life of John Wilkes Booth is a gripping historical novel that follows the renowned stage-actor-turned-assassin from Ford’s Theater, through his escape and into the American West, to Montana Territory. He is pursued by his own personal demons and by a suspicious newspaper reporter on the trail of the scoop of a lifetime. The author offers an epilogue about the novel’s origins: In 1947 Conrad was serving as personal secretary to Sinclair Lewis when the Nobel laureate spontaneously composed the Booth tale over breakfast.
 

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BARNABY CONRAD III is the author of the popular books "The Martini, Cigar," and "Absinthe," His articles have appeared in more than thirty publications, including "Smithsonian, The San Francisco Chronicle, Art in America," and "Travel & Leisure," He lives in San Francisco, California.
 
Published April 15, 2011 by Council Oak Books. 258 pages
Genres: History, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Artist and author Conrad (Last Boat to Cadiz, 2003, etc.) is best known for his 1952 novel Matador.

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