The assassination of Abraham Lincoln brought to a close the bloodiest war in American history. But even now, more than 150 years later, it is still the subject of endless speculation and controversy. Recent publications have “exposed” a “major government conspiracy to allow the assassination and cover it up,” but this is one time where the truth is just as compelling. John Wilkes Booth worked almost totally alone in his zeal to kill Lincoln. The men who planned and executed his insane plot were not a well-organized, highly trained group of patriots backed by a deposed government, but a tiny band of malcontents, drunks and feeble sycophants. With archival photos and maps, Mark Carlson will tell you how and why Booth really killed Abraham Lincoln.