Publisher description for Good brother, bad brother : the story of Edwin Booth and John Wilkes Booth / by James Cross Giblin.


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Counter A joint biography of two brothers, both members of a theatrical dynasty, one who achieved fame as the assassin of Abraham Lincoln, the other of whom pursued a successful career as an actor. Illuminating the history of both American politics and the American theater as well as exploring the dynamics of a fascinating family, this book will be illustrated with archival photographs and engravings.

Library of Congress subject headings for this publication: Booth, John Wilkes, 1838-1865 Juvenile literature, Booth, John Wilkes, 1838-1865 Family Juvenile literature, Booth, Edwin, 1833-1893 Juvenile literature, Assassins United States Biography Juvenile literature, Actors United States Biography Juvenile literature, Brothers United States Biography Juvenile literature, Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865 Assassination Juvenile literature