Finis Bates
Publisher: Amazon Digital Services LLC
Pages: 146

The complete title for this edition is "The Escape and Suicide of John Wilkes Booth or the First True Account of Lincoln's Assassination Containing a Complete Confession by Booth Many Years After the Crime". The book gives in full detail the plans, plot, and intrigue of the conspirators, and the treachery of Andrew johnson, then Vice President of the United States. According to the author, the book was written for the correction of history.Author Finis Langdon Bates ( August 22, 1848 – November 29, 1923 ) was a Memphis, Tennessee, lawyer and author of The Escape and Suicide of John Wilkes Booth (1907). In this 309-page book, Bates claimed that John Wilkes Booth, the assassin of U.S. President Abraham Lincoln, not only was not mortally wounded by Union Army Sergeant Thomas P. "Boston" Corbett on April 26, 1865, but that Booth successfully eluded capture altogether, and lived for many ...
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