John Wilkes Booth DVD Collection
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Hunt for John Wilkes Booth DVD
Pursue Abraham Lincoln's assassin through Maryland and Virginia, legend and history in this riveting reconstruction of America's largest, most famous manhunt.
- Discover how Booth evaded authorities for nearly two weeks.
- Compelling, dramatic reenactments bring the saga convincingly to life.
- The latest scholarship informs this thrilling reconstruction of events following Lincoln's assassination.
Join the hunt for the most famous assassin in American history.
From the fateful balcony in Ford's Theatre to Dr. Samuel Mudd's remote home to the fiery showdown in a Virginia farmhouse, experience firsthand the suspenseful, breakneck search for America's first presidential assassin. Discover the awesome reach of his conspiracy, which had further targeted Vice President Andrew Johnson and Secretary of State William Seward in a bid to undermine the U.S. Government and give the Confederacy a second chance.
No man had ever been hunted with greater fervor. Ten thousand federal troops, detectives and police hunted those responsible for assassinating President Lincoln. While his conspirators were rounded up and brought to justice, Booth himself denied the authorities the satisfaction of a trial, going out in a blaze of infamy.
In exacting detail and with captivating drama, THE HISTORY CHANNEL® recruits you for the HUNT FOR JOHN WILKES BOOTH!
John Wilkes Booth DVD
This is a rare portrait of the man behind one of the most infamous acts in American history, the assassination of Abraham Lincoln.
He was the most popular actor of his day, famed as ''the handsomest man in America.'' With a single shot, he transformed the course of American history. John Wilkes Booth earned a place in infamy as the man who killed President Lincoln. But he was much more than just a desperate adherent to a losing cause.
BIOGRAPHY® journeys back to 19th century America for a compelling look at the complete story of this unusual assassin. Trace his life from his pastoral childhood to his rise to fame as an actor, and discover how he became steadily more devoted to the Confederate cause as the Civil War went on. Leading historians reveal how Lee's surrender left Booth feeling like ''a man without a country'' and prompted his fatal visit to Ford's Theatre.
From the history of insanity in his family to ''Black Easter,'' this is the riveting tale of the actor who went down in history as an assassin.