The Legend of John Wilkes Booth: Myth, Memory, and a Mummy

July 14, 2009

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C. Wyatt Evans reads from and discusses his illuminating and humorous book about the history of John Wilkes Booth as a romantic, doomed assassin, and the way his image held the public imagination long after his death.

Enjoy this exploration of one of history's most enigmatic (and reviled) figures--John Wilkes Booth.

 

Recorded Tuesday, July 14, 2009 at Harold Washington Library Center.