The Murder of Abraham Lincoln

The Murder of Abraham Lincoln

A Chronicle of 62 Days in the Life of the American Republic, March 4-May 4, 1865

Graphic Novel - 2005
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Geary turns his attention to the most famous assassination of the Victorian era, that of President Lincoln. The details he reveals are fascinating. Booth worked with a group of disgruntled Southern sympathisers out to decapitate much of the US Executive branch, not just the President! Geary also details the flight of the culprits and the hot pursuit of federal agents. Now in paperback.
Publisher: New York : NBM ComicsLit, c2005.
ISBN: 9781561634262
Call Number: GEARY
Characteristics: 1 v. (unpaged) : ill., maps ; 23 cm.
Subjects: Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865 -- Assassination -- Pictorial works.
Booth, John Wilkes, 1838-1865 -- Pictorial works.
Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865 -- Assassination -- Caricatures and cartoons.
Booth, John Wilkes, 1838-1865 -- Caricatures and cartoons.
United States -- History -- 1865- -- Caricatures and cartoons.
Graphic novels.


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Oct 20, 2011

What better way to learn about the assassination of Abraham Lincoln than through the artistic styling of a comic book from a series called A Treasury of Victorian Murder? Author and illustrator Rick Geary begins on March 4th, 1865 (the date of Lincoln?s second inauguration) and doesn?t let up until the President?s body is laid to rest on May 4th. Geary?s dialogue adds flare to the already-inherent drama of the events, his maps of places and buildings are immensely helpful in getting a sense of the action, and the particulars of the time period are rendered with a carefulness that speaks of thorough research and attention to detail. The story unfolds seamlessly as page after page of Geary?s rich black-and-white illustrations (reminiscent of 19th century newspaper engravings) flow by. Plus it?s just fun to see Honest Abe and the villainous Booth done up as cartoons, complete with stovepipe hat and twirling mustache.


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