American Brutus: What Motivated John Wilkes Booth?

By |2016-12-26T15:59:10-05:00April 14th, 2015|Categories: Abraham Lincoln, Stephen M. Klugewicz|Tags: |

“For John Wilkes Booth, sweeping, grand gestures were a way of life. It was how he navigated his way through this world. The bigger and bolder, the better.” —Jesse Johnson, who portrayed Booth in Killing Lincoln Americans tend to think of assassins as mentally-unbalanced individuals, who kill—or try to kill—for reasons that make little or [...]