The Life, Crime, and Capture of John Wilkes Booth
George Alfred Townsend
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A fascinating collection of articles written in the actual aftermath of the assassination of President Lincoln. These writings offer an intriguing look at the crime and capture of J. 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. This is interesting both for the details of Lincoln's assassination and the hunt for Booth, and as an example of the journalism of the time.