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Good brother, bad brother : the story of Edwin Booth and John Wilkes Booth

Guided Reading Level: 

Z
Good Brother Bad Brother

Publication Type:

Book

Authors:

Giblin,James

Source:

Clarion Books, New York, p.244 (2005)

Call Number:

Cubb Curr E457.5 .G53 2005

URL:

http://searchworks.stanford.edu/view/6757361

Keywords:

1809-1865--Assassination--Juvenile literature, 1833-1893--Juvenile literature, 1838-1865--Family--Juvenile literature, 1838-1865--Juvenile literature, Abraham, Actors--United States--Biography, Actors--United States--Biography--Juvenile literature, Assassins--United States--Biography, Assassins--United States--Biography--Juvenile literature, Booth, Booth, Edwin, 1833-1893, Booth, John Wilkes, 1838-1865, Booth, John Wilkes, 1838-1865--Family, Brothers--United States--Biography, Brothers--United States--Biography--Juvenile literature, Edwin, John Wilkes, Lincoln, Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865--Assassination, Notable Children's Books, 2006

Abstract:

Contents: A brother's crime -- Crowing like a rooster -- "Where are your spurs?" -- Gold pieces and blizzards -- Hamlet in Honolulu -- Edwin in love -- "Marching off To war" -- "He must come at once!" -- A spy and a blockade runner -- "When Lincoln shall be king" -- "To whom it may concern" -- "Sic semper tyrannis!" -- The terrible aftermath -- "Hunted like a dog" -- "Useless! Useless!" -- Death by hanging -- Standing ovations -- Into the furnace -- Targeting Edwin -- Triumph in Germany --- A toast to the players -- The last "Hamlet"; Summary: Most people know the name John Wilkes Booth, but few likely have heard of his elder brother Edwin. Find out about the brothers through first-hand accounts. Learn how alike and how different they were, and how each made a lasting impression on American history.

Notes:

Lexile measure 1130; Ages 10-18; Grade level 7.3; Biography