Vanished: John Wilkes Booth "The Greatest Story Never Told"
As I sat there pondering what I’d just read one of the librarians came over to me and said “you found the Hale note”. I remember telling her how I’d always been fascinated by the assassination of Abraham Lincoln and by John Wilkes Booth in particular. And then she hit me with a question that I’ve been wondering about to this very day. “Did you know the FBI still holds an active investigation into the fate of John Wilkes Booth?” And that question has taken us to Oklahoma.
Since that day in Los Angeles in 2017 I’ve been piecing together a story that I’ve gone over and over and over in my head. A story that, as history has recorded it, contains love, betrayal, tyranny, rage, murder, secret burial plots, modern day trials, the birth of the FBI, mummy's, and a history altering conspiracy that the world isn’t ready to believe.
And that’s before we got to it.
Season 2 rolls on from Oklahoma, this is part one of Vanished: John Wilkes Booth.
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SHOW NOTES & FURTHER READING
- "Into the Abyss: The Assassination of Abraham Lincoln" by Kate Gillett
- "Stalking John Wilkes Booth" @ American Battlefield Trust
- "Lucy Lambert Gets a Valentine From John Wilkes Booth" @ New England Historical Society
- Abraham Lincoln @ Wikipedia
- Edwin Stanton @ Wikipedia
- Andrew Johnson @ Wikipedia
- William H. Seward @ Wikipedia
- Ulysses S. Grant @ Wikipedia
THE BOOTH FAMILY
- Michael O'Laughlen @ Wikipedia
- Samuel Arnold @ Wikipedia
- Mary Surratt @ Wikipedia
- John Surratt @ Wikipedia
- Lewis Powell @ Wikipedia
- George Atzerodt @ Wikipedia
- David E. Herold @ Wikipedia