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The Murder of Abraham Lincoln (Treasury of Victorian Murder)

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Rick Geary turns his attention to the most famous assassination of the Victorian era, that of President Lincoln. The details he reveals are fascinating. Booth worked with a group of disgruntled Southern sympathizers out to decapitate much of the U.S. Executive branch, not just the President! Geary also details the flight of the culprits and the hot pursuit of federal agents.

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"This latest volume of Geary's series A Treasury of Victorian Murder is a must-read for those who are only familiar with cursory details of Lincoln's assassination. Geary's meticulous research and vivid illustrations create a fascinating narrative that covers the 62 days between March 4 and May 4, 1865, and provide a wealth of information on murderous thespian and Southern loyalist John Wilkes Booth and his co-conspirators, some of whom backed out of the assassination plot. Geary paints Booth as a man with an exorbitant need for attention and aggrandizement. History shows he achieved the attention he sought, but rather than being hailed as a hero to the South, Booth found himself regarded as an utter villain by those whose favor he hoped to garner. Geary also gives much attention to the bizarre elements of the case, such as Lincoln's ominous dreams of his own death, the strange actions of Secretary of War Edwin McMasters Stanton and the shockingly lax security around the president, all the more alarming when coupled with obvious hints beforehand that something foul was afoot in the capital. With his elegant pen-and-ink art and knack for sifting memorable and unusual details from history, Geary renders this familiar true story in riveting and thorough detail. (Aug.)" Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)

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"Combining his expert skills as a longtime cartoonist with a polished narrative drive and a sharp eye for bringing out surprising details, Geary's book reinvigorates this well-worn story with the excitement of a CSI episode and the historicity of a Ken Burns special." TIME.comix

Review:

"The Murder of Abraham Lincoln is meticulously researched and beautifully drawn in a flowing pen-and-ink style that capturres time, place, and emotion with seeming effortlessness." Heidi MacDonald, Comics Buyer's Guide

Review:

"The maps and cutaway floor plans (with characters in place) that Geary provides make perhaps the most powerful impact of any panels in an impressive rendering, for they facilitate imagining nineteenth-century interior space. Another honorable entry in a fascinating series." Booklist

Synopsis:

Geary retraces in detail the first spectacular assassination of a president.

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ISBN:
9781561634262
Author:
Geary, Rick
Publisher:
ComicsLit
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Lincoln, Abraham
Subject:
Booth, John Wilkes
Subject:
Murder - General
Subject:
Graphic Novels - Crime & Mystery
Subject:
Crime & Mystery
Subject:
Murder
Subject:
Graphic Novels-Crime and Mystery
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series:
Treasury of Victorian Murder
Publication Date:
20051231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
80
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in

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"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "This latest volume of Geary's series A Treasury of Victorian Murder is a must-read for those who are only familiar with cursory details of Lincoln's assassination. Geary's meticulous research and vivid illustrations create a fascinating narrative that covers the 62 days between March 4 and May 4, 1865, and provide a wealth of information on murderous thespian and Southern loyalist John Wilkes Booth and his co-conspirators, some of whom backed out of the assassination plot. Geary paints Booth as a man with an exorbitant need for attention and aggrandizement. History shows he achieved the attention he sought, but rather than being hailed as a hero to the South, Booth found himself regarded as an utter villain by those whose favor he hoped to garner. Geary also gives much attention to the bizarre elements of the case, such as Lincoln's ominous dreams of his own death, the strange actions of Secretary of War Edwin McMasters Stanton and the shockingly lax security around the president, all the more alarming when coupled with obvious hints beforehand that something foul was afoot in the capital. With his elegant pen-and-ink art and knack for sifting memorable and unusual details from history, Geary renders this familiar true story in riveting and thorough detail. (Aug.)" Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)
"Review" by , "Combining his expert skills as a longtime cartoonist with a polished narrative drive and a sharp eye for bringing out surprising details, Geary's book reinvigorates this well-worn story with the excitement of a CSI episode and the historicity of a Ken Burns special."
"Review" by , "The Murder of Abraham Lincoln is meticulously researched and beautifully drawn in a flowing pen-and-ink style that capturres time, place, and emotion with seeming effortlessness."
"Review" by , "The maps and cutaway floor plans (with characters in place) that Geary provides make perhaps the most powerful impact of any panels in an impressive rendering, for they facilitate imagining nineteenth-century interior space. Another honorable entry in a fascinating series."
"Synopsis" by , Geary retraces in detail the first spectacular assassination of a president.
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