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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (611 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: David Robertson Narrator: Edward Herrmann Publisher: Bantam Doubleday Dell Audio Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: December 1999 ISBN:
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A powerful evocation of a dangerous, chaotic, and tragic time, Booth is the story of the most infamous assassination in our history, as well as a riveting portrait of an enigmatic figure who continues to haunt the American imagination. Narrated by the only surviving conspirator in the plot to kill Abraham Lincoln, Booth tells the story of John Surratt, a young man who falls under the spell of the charismatic and captivating John Wilkes Booth, and is gradually sucked into the vortex of the world famous stage actor's insidious plans.

The story opens in 1916, the last year of Surratt's life. Having spent the decades since Lincoln's death as an obscure shipping clerk, Surratt is approached by D.W. Griffith to read from his Civil War diary in conjunction with Griffith's movie Birth of a Nation. As Surratt begins to read over his diary for the first time in 50 years, the listener is cast back to the tumultuous days of 1864, and a chance encounter between Surratt and Booth. Booth, a larger-than-life personality whose appetites, fame, and sheer force of will bedazzle everyone around him, helps to secure Surratt a position as the assistant to renowned photographer Alexander Gardner. Over the following weeks, Booth continues to lavish attention on Surratt, slowly drawing him bit by bit into his web of intrigue. By the time Surratt discovers the desperate nature of Booth's true intentions, it is too late, and he finds himself caught up in a firestorm of violence that shatters forever his insulated life and modest ambitions. Download and start listening now!

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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Robin Lang | 2/9/2014

    " The Craft of Research was recommended to me by a colleague who is focusing on research and rhetoric. It was a good overview of writing best practices and would be useful for undergraduate students or anyone who wants practical advice on writing research papers. I appreciated most its emphasis on writing and research as conversation. Often undergraduate students are afraid to interject their own ideas into their writing and produce research papers with too much summary. Students will be more likely to engage with their texts and produce original thought in their research papers if the research and writing process were framed as a conversation with other experts in the field rather than just a place to dump data or to repeat the right answer. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jeffrey Khau | 1/30/2014

    " A must-read for anyone doing a research at the grad level. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Laura | 1/20/2014

    " Good primer on research and the writing that must accompany it. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Matt Summers | 1/20/2014

    " pretty basic stuff "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Christopher Smith | 1/5/2014

    " After my first read through this appears to be a fairly accessible reference resource. I anticipate that my appreciation for it will increase greatly as I will undoubtedly be making many trips back to the pages of this text over the next few years while working on research projects at seminary. For now, three stars; but that could increase over the next couple of years. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ivan | 12/30/2013

    " There's just only one word that comes to mind: useful. Admittedly, the book has its own weaknesses, e.g. the illustrative examples create some degree of ambiguity and do not translate the rationale of the proposed theoretical frameworks into a-ha moments for the readers. Nevertheless, devising a framework for how to approach the Craft of Research allows for a common ground for many students both undergraduate and graduate to relate to when writing or reading scientific papers. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Pat | 12/27/2013

    " I mostly just checked out the table of contents on this book. It seems to cover a lot of interesting ground. I'll have to take another look at it another time. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jinzhou Ye | 12/20/2013

    " A must recommended by Prof. Fasolt from Chicago University; the aim is to learn basic skills of research and turn them into lifelong habits, if you really want to be a researcher, in particular, in humanities. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Penny | 12/10/2013

    " One of my supervisors insisted that I read this book before beginning the process of writing my thesis and I'm so glad he did! An excellent book I'd highly recommend to anyone and everyone in research regardless of how long you've been at it. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Den Slader | 12/2/2013

    " This is a great intro level book for a newbie researcher "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ryan Griffith | 11/30/2013

    " The Craft of Research is an excellent, practical guide to research and writing; as useful for experienced researchers as it is necessary for college freshmen. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 atiya | 11/26/2013

    " reads easily and helps a lot in basic ways "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Margaret | 11/25/2013

    " This is a good book if you're writing a research paper. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Stephanie Jones | 11/24/2013

    " Wish I had read this when I was 18. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Letitia | 10/4/2013

    " Pretty basic but it does its job. It's a great launching place, and something to revisit as your research topic develops. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Scott Kleinpeter | 6/20/2013

    " I didn't read all of this, but I read enough to know that if I need research advice, I should consider this book first. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Brandon Fryman | 4/16/2013

    " This book really can hep with the construton of a research queston/thesis. Most of this book is common sense. What I liked the most is all the bulletpoints. They really help and after ready most of the book, I found that the bulletpoins is all you need to read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Miriam Tager | 4/4/2013

    " Very insightful. A practical guide which is for the beginner and the more advanced. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lynne Favreau | 3/31/2013

    " Must have for learning how to do research. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Archana | 3/29/2013

    " Very useful for those of you advising grad students... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Reem Alfrayan | 1/25/2013

    " a good start in qualitative research it touches on the important elements of QR dose not go into details interviewing process ... "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 James | 12/21/2012

    " Going to Grad school? Writing a paper, thesis or disertation? Then you'll want this book. Such projects require process- a process that you need to know going in rather than 3/4ths of the way through. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Jewels | 12/10/2012

    " It might have been the stress I was working under to get my research paper done, but this book did not help me in the least. It seems to be specifically geared to people who write research papers for a living, not a beginner. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jessica Jones | 10/13/2012

    " A wonderful resource for writers and teachers of writers. Booth and his companions write in a friendly, approachable style that makes reading a pleasure. Just as easy to read in during weekday office hours as it is during a saturday morning on the couch. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Suliman | 7/5/2012

    " excellent guide for beginners. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Michael | 10/5/2011

    " A comprehensive walk through of writing academic compositions. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Michelle | 8/21/2011

    " I wish I'd read this freshman year instead of waiting until it was time to start my senior thesis--my college career would have gone much more smoothly. No one told me! But now I'm telling you: BUY THIS BOOK if you are or will be engaged in any kind of academic research or writing. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Pedro Rosas | 8/9/2011

    " Mades life easier when you are new in research writting "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Amy | 5/20/2011

    " While there was a lot of fiction, this was a fantastic read and I highly recommend it to anyone who enjoys historical fiction and alternate history novels. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Melissa | 1/25/2010

    " I never realized how incredibly interesting the chase after John Wilkes Booth was after he assassinated Abraham Lincoln! Great book! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Stephen | 3/7/2009

    " A creative retelling of the events surrounding the assassination of Abraham Lincoln told from the viewpoint of John Surratt, one of Booth’s supposed coconspirators. Or was he? "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jason | 8/4/2008

    " This book was pretty good. Since the book is historical fiction you have to take everything with a grain of salt, but I found the story line believable. Most of the historical aspects of the novel seem to be accurate. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Steve | 3/5/2008

    " slightly interesting if you are a history nerd but pretty boring otherwise. "

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About the Author

David C. Robertson joined the faculty of the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania in January of 2011, and was the LEGO Professor of Innovation and Technology Management at IMD in Lausanne, Switzerland from 2002 through 2010. As the LEGO professor, Robertson was given unique access to the company’s management team, has written two case studies about the company, and is the co-author of a Harvard Business Review piece on LEGO. At IMD, Robertson was the co-director of the school’s largest executive education program, the Program for Executive Development, and directed programs for Credit Suisse, EMC, HSBC, Skanska, BT, and other leading European companies.

About the Narrator

Edward Herrmann (1943–2014) was one of America’s top audiobook narrators. He won multiple Earphones and Audie Awards, and his narration of the King James version of the Bible remains a benchmark in the industry.