John Surratt: The Lincoln Assassin Who Got Away

Author: Michael Schein
Published: August 19, 2015
ISBN: 978-1-934733-95-0
Pages: 382
Size: 6" x 9"
Type: Paperback, eBook
Price: $18.95
Categories: History: United States History: Military Biography

This groundbreaking book gives us a whole new perspective on one of the seminal events of American history. Surratt was Booth's closest associate during the four months leading up to the assassination, and he was a known member of the Confederate Secret Service with ties to the highest levels of Confederate Government. If there is a missing link between Jefferson Davis and the assassination of Abraham Lincoln, his name is John Surratt. Adding to the intrigue, Surratt's two-year run from the law is a fascinating adventure, spanning the globe from New York to Canada, Great Britain, France, Italy and Egypt. JOHN SURRATT: THE LINCOLN ASSASSIN WHO GOT AWAY ultimately places the evidence before readers to decide whether John Surratt-a fierce secessionist and Booth's closest associate in the four months leading up to the assassination-had an airtight alibi, or whether he cheated fate and the gallows through a combination of cunning and luck (thereby avoiding the fate of his mother Mary Surratt, who was hanged for her role in the plot). Michael Schein even-handedly marshals all the evidence on both sides of the question, leaving final answers for his readers to glean.

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