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This One Mad Act by Izola Forrester

This One Mad Act - The Unknown Story of John Wilkes Booth and His Family by His Granddaughte Izola Forrester. Hale, Cushman & Flint. Boston, 1937. "First printing, September 1937" stated. 500 pages. 28 illustrations, many of which are photographs. Endpapers show family tree of the Boothe family. 1/2" tear at the top of the spine. Cover edge wear. Bright silver lettering published on spine and front cover. 1" long label partially removed inside front cover. Previous owner name, date and address written inside front fly leaf in ball point pen. Pages lightly tanned. Otherwise, no previous owner markings. No tears, folds or creases to pages. Binding is tight with no looseness to pages. Not ex-library, not remaindered and not a facsimile reprint. For sale by Jon Wobber, bookseller since 1978. DB06a

"Lincoln's assasination was instigated by men high in the order of the Knights of the Golden Circle, said to have been a branch of Freemasonry, flourishing in the North as well as in the South...(John Wilkes) Boothe escaped from the Garret Farm through the aid of this order and lived in exile until 1879....I present my reasons for believing as I do. I realize that there are gaps in my story due to the fact that many who knew it have died, but particularly because nearly all written evidence has beemn deliberately destroyed. I hope the what has been left me,...will help piece the facts together and solve for once and for all the mystery around John Wilkes Boothe."-the author's preface.