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At the present, this bibliography is a work in progress since thousands of books and articles on the Booths have been written. While only a few of these books are in print or readily available, new ones are being published. Thus, most authors who have elected to write about the Booths do not seem fully aware of what has been previously written. Hopefully, this bibliography may provide the most important books and be of some help.

We are adding books on a continuing basis. The books and articles that are in the collection of the Library or Archives (Booth Research Center) of the Historical Society of Harford County, Inc. are followed with a brown "(HSHC)." They are available for examination, but not borrowing, at the Historical Society of Harford County, Inc. Some are available online or through public libraries.

  1. Abott, Abott A., The Assassination and Death of Abraham Lincoln, President of the United States of America, at Washington, on the 14th of April 1865, American News Company, New York 1865.
  2. Abbott, Lyman, Silhouettes of My Contemporaries, Doubleday, Garden City, 1921.
  3. Aldrich, Mrs. Thomas B., Crowding Memories, Houghton, Boston, 1920. (HSHC)
  4. Ames, Winthrop, The Booth Theatre, New York, New York Theatre Program Corporation, 26 pages, 1927. (HSHC)
  5. Anderson, Mary, A Few Memories, Harper, New York, 1896.
  6. Archer, Stephen M., Junius Brutus Booth: Theatrical Prometheus, Southern Illinois University Press, Carbondale, 1992. (HSHC) Click for details on the author of this highly recommended book and his research materials.
  7. Axelrod, A., Lincoln's Last Night: Abraham Lincoln, John Wilkes Booth, and the Last Thirty-Six Hours Before the Assassination, Chamberlain Bros., London, March 29, 2005.
  8. Ayres, Alfred [pseud, Thomas Embley Osmun], Acting and Actors, Elocution and Elocutionists: A Book about Theatre Folk and Theatre Art, Appleton, New York, 1894.
  9. Badeau, Adam, Dramatic Reminiscences, Pioneer Press, St. Paul and Minneapolis, February 20, 1887.
  10. Badeau, Adam, The Vagabond, Rudd, New York, 1859.
  11. Baker, General La Fayettee C., Secret Service, The National Tribune, Washington D. C. , 1898. (HSHC)
  12. Barclay and Company, Trial of the Assassins and Conspirators for the Murder of Abraham Lincoln, Barclay and Company, Philadelphia, 1865, Reprint in 1981 by James L. Barbour, Port Tobacco, Maryland in 1981, 16 Illustrations, 105 Pages.
  13. Bates, Finis L., The Escape and Suicide of John Wilkes Booth, The Retail Druggist Journal Publishers, Detroit, 1907.
  14. Booth, J.W., Right or Wrong, God Judge Me: The Writings of John Wilkes Booth, edited by L. Taper and J. Rhodehamel, University of Illinois Press, Champaign, IL, 2000.
  15. Boyd, Andrew (comp.), A Memorial Lincoln Bibliography: being an account of books, eulogies, sermons, portraits, engravings, medals, etc., published upon Abraham Lincoln, sixteenth President of the United States, assassinated Good Friday, April 14, 1865; comprising a collection in the possession of the compiler, Andrew Boyd, Andrew Boyd, Albany, N.Y, 1870.
  16. Bratton, J. S., editor, King Lear: Plays in Performance, Bristol Classical Press, Bristol, 1987.
  17. Brown, T. Allston, History of the American Stage, Containing Biographical Sketches of Nearly Every Member of the Profession Who Has Appeared on the American Stage, from 1733 to 1870, Dick and Fitzgerald, New York, 1870.
  18. Bryan, George S., The Great American Myth, Carrick and Evans, New York, 1940; Reprint, Introduction by William Hanchett, Americana House, Chicago, 1990, extensive Index, 16 Illustrations, At least 250 References, 436 Pages.
  19. Buckingham, J. E., Sr., Reminiscences and Souvenirs of the Assassination of Abraham Lincoln, Press of Rufus H. Darby, Washington, D.C., 1894.
  20. Campbell, Helen Jones, The Case for Mrs. Surratt, G. P. Putnam's Sons, 1943.
  21. Carison, Marvin, The Italian Shakespearians, Folger Shakespeare Library, Washington, D.C, 1985.
  22. Chamlee, Roy Z., Lincoln's Assassins, McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers, London, 1990.
  23. Clark, Asia Booth, edited by Terry Alford, John Wilkes Booth, A Sister's Memoir, University Press of Mississippi, Jackson, 1996.
  24. Clark, Asia Booth, The Elder and the Younger Booth, James R. Osggood and Company, Boston, 1882, Index, 7 Illustrations. (HSHC)
  25. Clark, Asia Booth, Unlocked Book, Faber and Faber Limited, London. (HSHC) also published by Arno Press, New York in 1977, 19 Illustrations.
  26. Clark, J. S., Booth Memorials: Passages, Incidents, and Anecdotes in the life of Junius Brutus Booth the Elder, Carlton, New York, 1866. (HSHC)
  27. Copeland, Charles T., Edwin Booth, Small, Maynard and Company, Boston, 1901. (HSHC)
  28. Dye, John Smith, History of the Plots and Crimes of the Great Conspiracy. to Overthrow Liberty in America, John Smith Dye, New York, 1866.Eisenschiml, Otto, Why was Lincoln Murdered? Grosset and Dunlap, New York, 1937.
  29. Estavan, Lawrence (Editor), The Booth Family, San Francisco Theatre Research, Volume 4, Works Progress Administration, San Francisco, 1939.
  30. Faber, Dinah, Edwin Booth, Harford County's Prince of Players, Part 1, Harford Historical Bulletin, The Historical Society of Harford County, Inc., Number 98, Summer 2004; 36 pages, 12 photographs. (HSHC)
  31. Faber, Dinah, Edwin Booth, Harford County's Prince of Players, Part 2, Harford Historical Bulletin, The Historical Society of Harford County, Inc., Number 99, Fall 2004, 63 pages, 27 photographs. (HSHC)
  32. Faber, Dinah, Joseph and Ann Hall: Behind the Scene at Tudor Hall, Harford Historical Bulletin, The Historical Society of Harford County, Inc., Number 104, Fall 2006, 64 pages, 9 photographs. (HSHC)
  33. Forrester, Izola, This One Mad Act, (The Unknown Story of John Wilkes Booth and His Family), Hale, Cushman, & Flint, Boston, 1937. (HSHC)
  34. Furness, Horace Howard, ed., A New Variorum Edition of Hamlet, J. B. Uppincott Company, Philadelphia and London, 1877.
  35. Furness, Horace Howard, ed., A New Variorum Edition of Othello, J. B. Uppincott Company, Philadelphia and London, 1886.
  36. Furtwangler, Albert, Assassins on the Stage, Brutus, Hamlet, and the Death of Lincoln, University of Illinois Press, Chicago, Illinois, 1991, 6 Illustrations, Index, 168 Pages.
  37. Gard, Robert E., and Semmes, David, America's Players, The Seabury Press, New York, 1967. (HSHC)
  38. Gambone, A.M., Major-General John Frederick Hartranft, Butternut and Blue, Baltimore, MD, 1995.
  39. Gad, Robert E., and Semmes, David, America's Players, The Seabury Press, New York, 1967.
  40. Giblin, J.C., Good Brother, Bad Brother: the Story of Edwin Booth and John Wilkes Booth, Clarion Books, New York, NY, 2005.
  41. Good, Timothy S., We Saw Lincoln Shot, ONE HUNDRED EYEWITNESS ACCOUNTS, University Press of Mississippi, Jackson, 1995, 8 Page Bibliography, Index, 7 Photographs, 215 Pages.
  42. Goodale, Katherine, Behind the Scenes with Edwin Booth, Houghton Mifflin Company, Boston, 1931. (HSHC)
  43. Goodrich, T., The Darkest Dawn: Lincoln, Booth, And the Great American Tragedy, Indiana University Press, Bloomington, Indiana, August 2006.
  44. Gould, Thomas, R., The Tragedian; An Essay On the Histronic Genius Of Junius Brutus Booth, H. O. Houghton, Riverside Press, Cambridge, 1868, Reprinted by the Michigan Historical Reprint Series, The University of Michigan.
  45. Griffin, J.C., Abraham Lincoln's Execution, Pelican Publishing Company, Gretna, LA, 2006.
  46. Grossman, Edwina Booth, Edwin Booth: Recollections by His Daughter and Letters to Her and to His Friends, The Century Company, New York, 1894 and 1902. (HSHC)
  47. Gutman, Richard, J. S., and Kellie O., John Wilkes Booth, Himself, Hired Hand Press, Dover, Massachusetts, 1979, 45 Photographs & Illustrations of John Wilkes Booth, Citations.
  48. Haco, Dion (ed.), The Private Journal and Diary of John H. Surratt, the Conspirator, Frederic A. Brady, New York, 1866.
  49. Hall, James O., John Wilkes Booth's Escape Route, The Surratt Society, Clinton, Maryland, 1984, 27 Pages.
  50. Hall, James O., The Surratt Family and John Wilkes Booth, The Surratt Society, Clinton, Maryland, ~1980. (HSHC)
  51. Hanchett, William, The Lincoln Murder Conspiracies, University of Illinois Press, 1922. (HSHC)
  52. Hankey, Julie, ed., Othello: Plays in Performance, Bristol Classical Press, Bristol, 1987.
  53. Harris, General T. M., Assassination of Lincoln, a History of the Great Conspiracy, Trial of the Conspirators by a Military Commission, Review of the Trial of John Surratt (by a member of the Commission, American Citizen Company, Boston, Massachusetts, 1892, Reprinted in 1989 by Heritage Books, Inc., Bowie, Maryland,
  54. Henneke, Ben G., Laura Keene, Council Oak Books, Tulsa, Oklahoma, 1990, 47 Illustrations, References. (Keene, a remarkably independent actress, held Lincoln's head after he was shot.)
  55. Hewitt, Barnard, History of the Theatre from 1800 to the Present, Random House, New York, 1970, Index, 7 Pages of Bibliography, 210 Pages.
  56. Houmes, B.V., Abraham Lincoln Assassination Bibliography--A Compendium of Reference Materials, Surratt Society, Clinton, Maryland, 1997.
  57. Hutton, Laurence, Edwin Booth, Harper & Brothers Publishers, New York, 1893. (HSHC)
  58. Jameson, W.C., Return of Assassin, Republic of Texas Press, Plano, Texas, 1999, 10 Page Bibliography, Index, 280 Pages.
  59. Jones, Thomas A., J. Wilkes Booth, Laird and Lee Publishers, Chicago, 1893. (HSHC)
  60. Kauffman, M.W., American Brutus: John Wilkes Booth and the Lincoln Conspiracies, Random House, New York, NY, November 2004. (This is the most thoroughly researched book on John Wilkes Booth and the assassination of President Lincoln) (HSHC)
  61. Kimmel, Stanley, The Mad Booths of Maryland, The Boobs-Merrill Company, New York, 1940, Index, 8 Illustrations and published by Dover Publications, New York in 1969 (HSHC)
  62. Kincaid, Arthur, John Wilkes Booth, Actor, Proceedings of a Conference Weekend in Bel Air, Maryland, May 1989, North Leigh, Oxfordshire, England, 1989, 71 Pages.
  63. Knibb, Joyce G. and Mahrtens, Patricia A., The Ellusive Booths of Burrillville, Heritage Books, Inc., Bowie, Maryland, 1991, Index, 27 Illustrations.
  64. Kunhardt, Dorthy Meserve, and Kunhardt, Phillip B. Jr., Twenty Days, Newcastle Publishing Company, Inc, North Hollywood, CA, 1985, 312 Pages, mostly photographs.
  65. Laughlin, Clara E., The Death of Lincoln, The Story of Booth's Plot, His Deed and the Penalty, McClure, Phillips, & Company, 1909, Reprinted in 1997, 398 Pages, 61 page Index, 26 Photographs.
  66. Leech, Margaret, Reveille in Washington, 1860-1865, Harper & Brothers, Publishers, New York, 1941. (HSHC)
  67. Lewis, Lloyd, Myths After Lincoln, The Press of the Readers, 1941. (HSHC)
  68. Lewis, Lloyd, The Assassination of Lincoln, History and Myth, MJF Books, New York, 1994.
  69. Lomsk, Milton, Andrew Johnson, President on Trial, Farrar, Straus, and Cudahy, New York, 1960. (HSHC)
  70. Lockridge, Richard, Darling of Misfortune: Edwin Booth, 1833-1893, The Century Company, New York and London, 1932.
  71. Loux, Arthur F., John Wilkes Booth, Day by Day, a privately published schedule of Booth's life, 1989. (HSHC)
  72. Lucas, Daniel B., Memoirs of John Yates Beall, Printed by J. Lovell, Montreal, 1865.
  73. Lynch, Jack, Wilkes, Liberty, and No. 45, Colonial Williamsburg, Summer 2003. (HSHC)
  74. McClure, Stanley W., Fords Theatre, National Park Service, Washington, D.C., 1984.
  75. Mahoney, Ella V., Sketches of Tudor Hall and the Booth Family, Tudor Hall, Maryland, 1925, 5 Photographs. (HSHC)
  76. Miller, Ernest C., John Wilkes Booth in the Pennsylvania Oil Region, Crawford County Historical Society, Meadville, PA, 1987.
  77. Mills, John A., Hamlet on Stage: The Great Tradition, Greenwood Press, Westport, Connecticut, 1985.
  78. Morris, Clara, Life on the Stage, McClure, Phillips, & Company, 1901. (HSHC)
  79. Moses, Montrose J., Famous Actor Families in America, Greenwood Press, NY, 1968, (© 1906). (HSHC)
  80. Mudd, Nettie, The Life of Dr. Samuel A. Mudd, The Neale Publishing Company, New York, 1906.
  81. Oggel, L. Terry, Edwin Booth, A Bio-Bibliography, Greenwood Press, Westport, Connecticut, 1992, 3 illustrations, 1028 citations.
  82. Oldroyd, Osborn H., The Assassination of Abraham Lincoln, , Published in 1901 by the Author, Reprinted by Heritage Books, Inc., Bowie, Maryland, 1990, 312 Pages, Index, 86 Illustrations.
  83. Paul, Howard, The Stage and Its Stars Past and Present, Gebbie, Philadelphia, PA, 1890. (HSHC) (A gallery of dramatic illustration and critical biographies of distinguished English and American actors from the time of Shakespeare till to-day) (128 photogravure portraits and scenes from steel plates, and over 400 portraits in the text.)
  84. Pitman, Benn, The Assassination of President Lincoln and the Trial of the Conspirators, Moore, Wilstach, & Baldwin, NY, 1865. (HSHC)
  85. Poore, Benjamin Ferley (ed.), The Conspiracy Trial for the Murder of the President, and the Attempt to Overthrow the Government by the Assassination of Its Principal Officers. 3 Volumes, J. E. Tilton and Company, Boston, MA, 1865-1866.
  86. Power-Waters, Alma S., The Story of Young Edwin Booth, Dutton, New York, 1955, 192 pages, photographs.
  87. Randall, Ruth P., Lincoln's Sons, Little, Brown and Company , Boston, MA, 1955.
  88. Raymond, Henry J., The Life and Public Services of Abraham Lincoln, Sixteenth President of the United States together with his state papers, including his speeches, addresses, messages, letters, and proclamations, and the closing scenes connected with his life and death, Derby and Miller, New York, 1865.
  89. Reck, W.E., A. Lincoln: His Last 24 Hours, Universty of South Carolina Press, Columbia, SC, June 1994.
  90. Rhodelamel, John, and Taper, Louise, Right or Wrong God Judge Me, the Writings of John Wilkes Booth, University of Illinois Press, Chicago, Illinois, 1997. (HSHC)
  91. Robertson, David, Booth (A Novel), Anchor Books, Doubleday, New York, 1998. (HSHC)
  92. Roscoe, Theodore, The Web of Conspiracy, Prentice-Hall, Englewood Cliffs, N. J., 1959.
  93. Rosenberg, Marvin, The Masks of King Lear, University of California Press, Berkeley, 1972.
  94. Rosenberg, Marvin, The Masks of Macbeth, University of California Press, Berkeley, 1978.
  95. Rosenberg, Marvin, The Masks of Othello, University of California Press, Berkeley, 1961.
  96. Royle, Edwin M., Edwin Booth as I Knew Him, Players, New York, 1933.
  97. Ruggles, Eleanor, Prince or Players: Edwin Booth, W. W. Norton & Company, Inc., New York, 1953. (HSHC)
  98. Samples, Gordon, Lust for Fame: The Stage Career of John Wilkes Booth, Mc Farland & Company, Inc., Publishers, Jefferson, NC and London, 1982.
  99. Sewell, Richard H., John P. Hale and the Politics of Abolition, Harvard University Press, Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1965.
  100. Shattuck, Charles H., The Hamlet of Edwin Booth, The University of Illinois Press, Urbana, 1969.
  101. Shattuck, Charles H., Shakespeare on American Stage: From the Hallams to Edwin Booth, Folger Shakespeare Library, Washington, D. C., 1976.
  102. Shattuck, Charles H., Shakespeare on American Stage: From Booth and Barrett to Sothern and Marlow, Volume II, Folger Shakespeare Library, Washington, D. C., 1987.
  103. Skinner, Otis, The Last Tragedian, (The Life Story of Edwin Booth Told Largely Through His Own Letters), Dodd, Mead and Company, Inc., New York, 1939, 11 Illustrations. (HSHC)
  104. Smith, Gene, American Gothic, The Story of an American Legendary Theatrical Family -- Junius, Edwin, and John Wilkes Booth, Simon and Schuster, New York, 1992. (HSHC)
  105. Sothern, Edward H., The Melancholy Tale of "Me", Charles Scribner's Sons, New York, 1916.
  106. Sprague, Arthur Colby, Shakespeare and the Actor, Harvard University Press, Cambridge, Mass, 1944.
  107. Sprague, Arthur Colby, Shakespearian Players and Performances, Harvard University Press, Cambridge, Mass, 1944.
  108. Starkey, Larry, Wilkes Booth Came to Washington, Random House, 1976, 209 pages, Index. (HSHC)
  109. Steers, Edward, Jr., Blood on the Moon: the Assassination of Abraham Lincoln, The University Press of Kentucky, Lexington, 2001, 360 pages, index, references.
  110. Steers, Edward, Jr., and Chaconas, Joan L., The Escape and Capture of John Wilkes Booth, Marker Tours, Copyright in 1983, Revised in 1989, 44 pages, 50 Illustrations.
  111. Surratt Society, The Body in the Barn, The Controversy Over The Death of John Wilkes Booth, The Surratt Society, Clinton, Maryland, 1993, 75 pages complied from "The Surratt Courier."
  112. Surratt Society, In Pursuit of . . .,Continuing Research in the Field of the Lincoln Assassination, The Surratt Society, Clinton, Maryland, 1990, 292 pages complied from Newsletters.
  113. Swanson, James L., MANHUNT, The 12 day chase for Lincoln's Killer, HarperCollins Publishers, New York, NY, 2006.
  114. Tanner, Corporal James, While Lincoln Lay Dying, The Union League of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, 1968. (Facsimile reproduction of first testimony taken after Lincoln was shot.)
  115. Tebbel, John, A Certain Club, One Hundred Years of the Players Club, The Hampden Booth Theatre Library, New York, NY, 1898; (Starts with a biography of Edwin Booth and his contributions to founding the Players Club, NY) (HSHC)
  116. Tidwell, William A., April '65, Confederate Covert Action in the American Civil War, The Kent State University Press, Kent, Ohio, 1995.
  117. Tidwell, William A. with Hall, James O., and Gaddy, David W., Come Retribution: The Confederate Secret Service and the Assassination of Lincoln, University Press of Mississippi, Jackson, 1988.
  118. Townsend, George A., The Life, Crime, and Capture of John Wilkes Booth, Dick & Fitzgerald, Publishers, New York, 1865, Facsimile reprint in 1977, 65 Pages, 5 Illustrations.
  119. Towse, J. R., Edwin Booth-The Last Tragedian of His Era, The American Theatre as Seen by its Critics 1752-1934, Editor, Montrose J. Moses and John Mason Brown, W. W. Norton and Company, Inc., New York, 1934.
  120. The Trial of the Assassins & Conspiritors for the Murder of President Abraham Lincoln, Complete Edition , T. B. Peterson & Brothers Philadelphia, 1965. (HSHC)
  121. Trial of John H. Surratt, The Reporter, Volumes III and IV, R. Sutton, Washington, D.C., 1867. (HSHC)
  122. Trindal, E.S., Mary Surratt: An American Tragedy, Pelican Publishing Company, Gretna, LA, 1996.
  123. Turner, Thomas Reed, Beware of People Weeping, Public Opinion and the Assassination of Abraham Lincoln, Louisiana State University Press, Baton Rouge and London, 1991.
  124. The War Department Files, Statements Made by the Alleged Lincoln Conspirators Under Examination, 1865, The Surratt Society, Clinton, Maryland, 1980.
  125. Watermeier, Daniel J. and Shattuck, Charles H., Edwin Booth's Performances, the Mary Isabella Stone Commentaries, UMI Research Press, Ann Arbor, 1990. (HSHC)
  126. Watermeier, Daniel J., editor, Between Actor and Critic: Selected Letters of Edwin Booth and William Winter, Princeton University Press, Princeton, 1971.
  127. Weichmann, Lewis J., (Risvold, Floyd J. editor) A True History of the Assassination of Abraham Lincoln and the Conspiracy Trail of 1865, Alfred E. Knopf, Inc., New York, 1975, 311 pages, index, references.
  128. Weitzman, David L., Great Lives: Theatre, Atheneum Books for Young Readers, New York, 1996, 311 pages, index, references.
  129. Wilson, Francis, John Wilkes Booth, Fact and Fiction of the Lincolns Assassination, Houghton Mifflin Company, Boston, 1929, 26 Illustrations. (HSHC)
  130. Winter, William, Life and Art of Edwin Booth, MacMillan & Company, New York, 1893, 15 Illustrations. (HSHC)
  131. Winter, William, Shadows of the Stage, First Series, MacMillan & Company, New York, 1893.
  132. Winter, William, Shadows of the Stage, Second Series, MacMillan & Company, New York, 1894.
  133. Winter, William, Shadows of the Stage, Third Series, MacMillan & Company, New York, 1895.
  134. Wright, C.M., Our Harford Heritage, a History of Harford County, Maryland, French-Bray Printing Company, Glen Burnie, Maryland, (462 pages with photographs and maps), 1980. (HSHC)
  135. Zeinert, Karen, The Lincoln Murder Plot, Linnet Books, North Haven, Conn., 1999, 113 pages, map, index, references.


  1. Hundreds of articles have been published in the newsletters of the Surratt Society ("The Surratt Society News," 1976-1986 and "Surratt Courier," 1986-Present).
  2. Badeau, Adam, Edwin Booth on and off the Stage, McLure's Magazine, August 1893.
  3. Chaconas, J.L., Murder at Ford's Theatre, The Surratt Society, Clinton, Maryland, 1992.
  4. Cohen, Richard, Hamlet as Edwin Booth, Theatre Survey, 10, pages 53-74, May 1969.
  5. Craig, David, The "other" Booth, Edwin, Maryland, Volume 11, Number 3, Page 34, Spring 1979.
  6. Fox, Dorothy., Childhood Home of an American Arch-Villian, Civil War Times, page 16, March/April, 1990.
  7. Head, Constance, John Wilkes Booth in American Fiction, Lincoln Herald, page 455, 1980.
  8. Head, Constance, The Booth Sisters of Bel Air, Lincoln Herald, page 759, Winter, 1981.
  9. Head, Constance, John Wilkes Booth as a Hero Figure, Journal of American Culture, No. 3, Fall, 1982.
  10. Morcum, Richard, They All Loved Lucy, American Heritage, pages 12-15, October 1970.
  11. Shettle, James W., J. Wilkes Booth at School, Dramatic Mirror, February 26, 2024(?). (Found in "JWB in the Pa. Oil Region" by Miller)
  12. Shattuck, Charles H., The Romantic Acting of Junius Brutus Booth, Nineteen Century Theatre Research, 5, pages 1-26, Spring 1977.
  13. Siemon, James R., "Nay, that's not next": Othello, V.2 in Performance, 1760-1900 , Shakespeare Quarterly, 37, p 38-51, Spring 1986.
  14. Watermeier, Daniel J., Edwin Booth's Iago, Theatre History Studies 6, p 32-35, 1986.
  15. Watermeier, Daniel J., Edwin Booth's Richelieu, Theatre History Studies 1, p 1-19, 1981.
  16. Watermeier, Daniel J. and Engle, Ron, Booth and Dawison's Polyglot Othello, Theatre Research International 13, p 48-56, Spring 1988.


  1. Bush, W., The Young Republic, Its Sixteenth President, Three Acts, The Best Plays of 1946-47. (HSHC)
  2. Connolly, T.M., "Booth" The Play, Playhouse Productions, groups.msn.com, 2007.
  3. Geiger, Milton, Edwin Booth, Three Acts, Dramatists Play Service, Inc., 1958. (HSHC)
  4. Lawton, Jacqueline E., Mad Breed, Active Culture, Mt. Rainier, MD, 2008.
  5. Patrick, John, The Story of Mary Surratt, Three Acts, 1871. (HSHC)
  6. Pendleton, Austin, Booth: A Drama in Three Acts, Samuel French, New York, NY, 1994.


  1. Anonymous, The Great Conspiracy: A Book of Absorbing Interest!, Barclay and Co., Philadelphia, 1866.
  2. Babcock, Bernie, Booth and the Spirit of Lincoln; A Story of a Livmg Dead Man, J. B. Lippencott Company, Philadelphia, 1925. (HSHC)
  3. Bauer, Charles J., So I Killed Lincoln: John Wilkes Booth, Vantage Press, New York, 1976. (HSHC)
  4. Carroll, Edward Z. J. (pseud. Ned Buntline), The Parricides or The Doom of the Assassins, Hilton and Co., New York, 1865
  5. Crozier, Captain Robert H., The Bloody Junto or the Escape of John Wilkes Booth, Woodruff and Blocher, Little Rock, Ark, 1868.
  6. Glasgow, Alice, The Twisted Tendril, Frederick A. Slokes Co., New York, 1928.
  7. Haco, Dion, J. Wilkes Booth, the Assassinator of President Lincoln, Dawley's New War Novels, No. 9, T. R. Dawley, New York, 1865.
  8. Jordan, Jan, Dim the Flaring Lamps, Prentice-Hall, Englewood Cliffs, N.J., 1972.
  9. Kennelly, Ardyth, The Spur, Julian Messner, Inc., New York, 1951.
  10. Leonardi, Dell, The Reincarnation of John Wilkes Booth, A Study in Hynotic Regression, Devin-Adair Company, Old Greenwich, Conneticut, 1975. (HSHC)
  11. Russell, Pamela B., The Woman Who Loved John Wilkes Booth, G. P. Putnarn's Sons, New York, 1978.
  12. Stacton, David, The Judges of the Secret Court, Pantheon Books, New York, 1961.
  13. Stern, Phillip Van Doren, The Man Who Killed Lincoln, The Literary Guild of America, Inc., New York, 1939. (HSHC) and Random House, New York, 1939.
  14. Steward, Dwight and Barbara, The Lincoln Diddle, William Morrow and Co., New York, 1979.
  15. Townsend, George Alfred [pseud. Gath], Katy of Catoctin or The Chain-Breakers, 1880. Reprint, Tidewater Publishers, Cambridge, Md, 1959.

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