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Extended Audio Sample They Have Killed Papa Dead!: The Road to Fords Theatre, Abraham Lincolns Murder, and the Rage for Vengeance (Unabridged), by Anthony S. Pitch
4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (91 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Anthony S. Pitch Narrator: Milton Bagby Publisher: Steerforth Press Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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The assassination of Abraham Lincoln is a central drama of the American experience. Its impact is felt to this day, and the basic story is known to all. Anthony Pitch's thrilling account of the Lincoln conspiracy and its aftermath transcends the mere facts of that awful night during which dashing actor John Wilkes Booth shot Lincoln in the head and would-be assassin Lewis Payne butchered Secretary of State William Seward in the bed of his own home. They Have Killed Papa Dead! transports the listener to one of the most breathtaking moments in history, and reveals much that is new about the stories, passions, and times of those who shaped this great tragedy. Virtually every word of Anthony Pitch's account is based on primary source material: new quotes from previously unpublished diaries, letters and journals - authentic, contemporary voices writing with freshness and clarity as eyewitnesses or intimate participants, providing new images, a new vision, and new understanding of one of America's defining moments.

With an unwavering fidelity to historical accuracy, Pitch provides new confirmation of threats against the president-elect's life as he traveled to Washington by train for his first inauguration, and a vivid personal account of John Wilkes Booth being physically restrained from approaching Lincoln at his second inauguration. Perhaps most chillingly, new details come to light about conditions in the special prison where the civilian conspirators accused of participating in the Lincoln assassination endured tortuous conditions in extreme isolation and deprivation, hooded and shackled, before and even during their military trial.

Pitch masterfully synthesizes the findings of his prodigious research into a tight, gripping narrative that adds important new insights to our national story.

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Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Claire | 12/8/2013

    " This book was extremely informative and very well researched. Although a bit lengthy and verbose at times, it was overall an enjoyable read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Donna Peake | 6/8/2013

    " Poor Tad & Mary. Why do little people do such bad things to a great man? Such a sad thing to happen when the war had just ended. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Roger Henley | 3/13/2013

    " Liked it, Very detailed on events. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Glen | 1/8/2013

    " I have a weird fascination with Lincoln's assassination. Specifically the manhunt for Booth and the trial of the conspirators. I think this makes the fourth on the subject I have read in the last couple of years. This was one of the better ones. Recommended. "

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