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SOME OF SURRATT MUSEUM'S NOTABLE READS
The last three of our featured authors, will be speaking at our upcoming annual conference in April 2019! for more information on these presenters and our conference, click here!
The Assassin's Accomplice: Mary Surratt and the Plot to Kill Abraham LincolnBy Kate Clifford Larson. Meet the book that sparked the 2010 movie, The Conspirator, directed by Robert Redford and starring Robin Wright and James McAvoy. Decide for yourself whether Mary Surratt was guilty or innocent. The Surratt House Museum staff assisted the playwright and production staff of The American Film Company throughout the process of bringing this intriguing story to the screen.
Hell Comes to Southern Maryland: The Story of Point Lookout Prison and Hammond General HospitalBy Dr. Bradley M. Gottfried and Linda I Gottfried. The federal government established the largest Confederate prisoner of war camp in the South in the State of Maryland. It was also one of the cruelest with no barracks to shelter tens of thousands of prisoners and very little supplies. This is a detailed history of this camp in St. Mary’s County, well-researched and authored by the retired president of the College of Southern Maryland.
John Wilkes Booth and the Women Who Loved HimBy E. Lawrence Abel. A theatrical idol of his day, Mr. Booth was once described as “the handsomest man in America.” He also had the charm and personality (and cunning) to go with his good looks. Author E. Lawrence Abel captures that trait as he describes the variety of women (from soiled dove to Senator’s daughter) who were attracted to his charm before his descent into infamy.
Montreal, City of Secrets: Confederate Operations in Montreal During the American Civil WarBy Barry Sheehy. Barry Sheehy has been named one of the top ten Canadian historians, and his in-depth research into the American Civil War era and its effect north of the border is revealed in this book. Most people do not know about the plotting and conspiracies that were carried on in Montreal during our war by Confederate exiles. Was this where support for Booth’s earlier plans to capture Lincoln originated? There was an active espionage line that ran from Richmond to Montreal, and John Surratt, Jr., was a courier on that line. Booth also visited the area – with whom did he meet?
Decapitating the Union: Jefferson Davis, Judah Benjamin and the Plot to Assassinate LincolnBy John C. Fazio. The title of the book tells the direction of the research and conclusions reached by Civil War scholar John Fazio. While theorists have pursued their route to prove Union leaders conspired against President Lincoln, Mr. Fazio offers great evidence to suggest that we need to focus on Confederate possibilities and, perhaps, other factions that wanted to bring down the U.S. government – not just the U.S. President.