Dust jacket by Gavin L. O'Keefe


JOHN H. SURRATT, The Conspirator

 Once the Civil war ended in 1865 the South was a beaten and depressed land, but there were still factions loyal to the South that fought on. One of these cells of insurgency was headed by noted actor John Wilkes Booth. His companion was John H. Surratt, who kept a detailed and honest journal of the post-war months as he and the rest of the conspirators — including Surratt’s mother — plotted the ultimate act of treachery: the assassination of the president. Now, for the first time since 1866, Surratt’s diary and journal, as edited by Dion Haco, Esq., is available for modern readers to enjoy and learn from. 140 pages. $15.00

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