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Erik Sellin,George Alfred Townsend
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George Alfred Townsend (January 30, 1841 - April 15, 1914), was a noted war correspondent during the American Civil War, and a later novelist. Townsend wrote under the pen name "Gath", which was deriv.

George Alfred Townsend (January 30, 1841 - April 15, 1914), was a noted war correspondent during the American Civil War, and a later novelist. ed by adding an "H" to his initials, and inspired by the biblical passage II Samuel 1:20, "Tell it not in Gath, publish it not in the streets of Askalon. Townsend was born in Georgetown, Delaware, on January 30, 1841. He originally wrote for the Philadelphia Inquirer, and in 1861 he moved to the New York Herald

George Alfred Townsend (1841-1914) was a correspondent during the American Civil War who wrote underĀ . These writings offer an intriguing look at the crime and capture of J. Wilkes Booth

George Alfred Townsend (1841-1914) was a correspondent during the American Civil War who wrote under the pen name "Gath". Wilkes Booth. Also, it provides a look at the mindset of the people at the time, as they tried to speculate on his motive behind the crime. My only minor displeasure from this read is the same as with any other in-the-moment publication, and that is the fact that assumptions are made as to the general knowledge of A fascinating collection of articles written in the actual aftermath of the assassination of President Lincoln.

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Letter I. The murder

Letter I. The murder. In the conversation which ensued, the ticket agent informed Booth that a box was taken for Mr. Lincoln and General Grant, who were expected to visit the theater, and contribute to the benefit of Miss Laura Keene, and satisfy the curiosity of a large audience. Mr. Booth went away with a jest, and a lightly spoken "Good afternoon. Strolling down to Pumphreys' stable, on C street, in the rear of the National Hotel, he engaged a saddle horse, a high strung, fast, beautiful bay mare, telling Mr. Pumphreys that he should call for her in the middle of the afternoon.

George Alfred Townsend (1841-1914) was a correspondent during the American Civil War who wrote under theĀ .

George Alfred Townsend (1841-1914) was a correspondent during the American Civil War who wrote under the pen name Gath. His works include: The Life. One person found this helpful.

This fascinating account was written as the events of Lincoln's assassination unfolded, and contains insight into the chaos that surrounded it. Interesting details of Booth and his motives, the manhunt, as well as the speedy trial and execution of the conspirators. Now for the first time, this collection of letters that first appeared in the World is available on CD.
  • This, in its day, was a "media sensation." The assassination of Abraham Lincoln launched John Wilkes Booth into infamy--not the kind of "fame" he was hoping for. Townsend was a writer for the New York Herald and used the pen name "Gath". Being a student of the Lincoln assassination, I have always believed that Gath was responsible, whether rightly or wrongly, for the large degree of infamy that surrounds Booth. It was a time when Lincoln was being martyred, a Christlike figure, while his assassin was being demonized, a Judas figure. With the country still in mourning in 1866, Gath had no trouble rousing people to heights of fury over the crime. He does it in this book. I have been looking for it for many years and was only able to find it in a library, so when it appeared on Amazon under the heading "Abraham Lincoln", I knew I could finally acquire it. Even today it is difficult to look at John Wilkes Booth as anyone other than the assassin. We forget that he was a well-known and very popular actor, young and handsome, and making money. The depictions by authors both then and today of John as a madman or insane or (and this is my favorite)"failed" actor are unjustified.
    I recommend this book for anyone interested in one view of the whole assassination story, from April 14, 1865, to April 26, 1865, when Booth was cornered in a burning barn in Virginia and shot by a Union soldier. The book is an easy read, and would be suitable for young people in high school as well as adults. It is a welcome addition to any library about Lincoln or Booth. This was an Amazon Verified Purchase.

  • Really this audiobook is for more than the casual student of the Lincoln murder. It's not an easy listen. Sometimes it's confusing even though it is a reading of accounts as written in the media at that time. I found myself getting lost at times. Another thing that disappointed me is that the reader of the text of the audiobook actually mispronounced words more than once. For instance, he calls Secretary of State Seward- "Steward." It's not one of the audiobooks that I look forward to hearing again.

  • Did you know J W Booth came from a long line of Jewish actors.

  • I didn't listen to the other reviews because I wanted to see what I thought of it I highly recommend this book to you.

  • This book was very hard to follow. I have read a lot of lit about Lincoln's assasination and about Booth and have been entertained. But this book could not hold my interest.
    Even though it was hard to follow, it WAS factual.

  • Of course Townsend's work has been around for over a hundred years. It is unfortunate that he subscribed to the official government story concerning the escape and capture of John Wilkes Booth, when there was evidence out there to disprove the contentions.

  • Don't read 'The Life, Crime, and Capture of John Wilkes Booth' by George Alfred Townsend if you want to learn about the assassination of President Abraham Lincoln and the 12-day manhunt that concluded in Garrett's Farm with the death of Booth and the capture of his accomplice. This book can be detrimental to learning about the affair because of its hit-and-miss facts, its awful spelling, and sometimes overcharged emotion. Watch American Experience: The Assassination of Abraham Lincoln, a video by PBS, or read a modern account of the story such as Manhunt: The 12-Day Chase for Lincoln's Killer by James L. Swanson. Wikipedia has a good write-up on the 'Assassination of Abraham Lincoln' that liberally refers to the aforementioned book by Swanson.

    This particular book has a problem with being misused because it is the only book that you will find in Project Gutenberg if you enter 'John Wilkes Booth' as a search word. A reader could innocently believe that the Assassination of Lincoln was such a major event - and the crime was committed by a well-known actor - that the facts may have been well-understood in the aftermath of the crime. Such an assumption in this case is fatal.

    After learning about the assassination of Lincoln and about John Wilkes Booth from accurate sources, you may find some value in a piece such as this one. Reading this article requires the skills of the historian to separate the wheat from the chaff. These letters from George Alfred Townsend are source documents that have to be evaluated.

    Why Townsend didn't bother to edit his journal is a mystery.

    This book is available for free on Project Gutenberg and about the only thing you can say about it is the price is right.

  • I enjoyed listening to the abridged CD version of this book. Written by reporter George Townsend at the time of the Lincoln assassination, this collection of letters offers a vivid portrait of the events that surrounded the tragic moment at Fords Theater when President Lincoln was mortally wounded. Eric Sellin does a good job as the narrator. I recommend this for any history buff or student of Abraham Lincoln.