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Escape and Suicide of John Wilkes Booth Kessinger Publishing LLC Finis L. Bates

31st August 2011 History Books 0 Comments

Or the first true account of Lincoln’s assassination, containing a complete confession by Booth many years after the crime. Giving in full detail the plans, plot and intrigue of the conspirators, and the treachery of Andrew Johnson, then Vice-President of the United States. This work was written for the correction of history. Illustrated.

Texas lawyer Finis L. Bates was hired by one John St. Helen in the 1870s to handle his legal matters. Eventually, Bates asserts, his client revealed his true identity as Abraham Lincoln’s assassin, John Wilkes Booth. Bates believed that Booth was not killed by Federal authorities shortly after Lincoln’s murder, but instead escaped, lived under assumed identities for another 38 years, and committed suicide in an Oklahoma hotel while living under the name David E. George in 1903. The remains of David George were mummified and displayed by the Oklahoma undertaker for a period of time. Finis Bates ended up purchasing the mummy and showed it on the circus side show circuit. –This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.

Escape and Suicide of John Wilkes Booth

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