Subscribe to our RSS feed:

RSS Feed Button

Barnaby Conrad, The Second Life of John Wilkes Booth (Council Oak Books, 2010)
1  2  

by Charlie Finch

In 1947, a young writer named Barnaby Conrad became secretary to the irascible Nobel Prize-winning novelist Sinclair Lewis. Lewis challenged Conrad to collaborate with him on a novel speculating that Lincoln's assassin, the celebrated actor John Wilkes Booth, had escaped a burning building, surrounded by Union soldiers, substituting the body of a Confederate deserter whom Booth shot in the building at point blank range.