John Wilkes Booth.
John Wilkes Booth, "the handsomest man in America," was the epitome of success--a famous stage actor, wildly popular, and wealthy. Yet, in April 1865, when the Confederate South surrendered to the Union North, he felt he was "a man without a country." Our profile chronicles the events that led to "Black Easter"--when Booth put a bullet through Abraham Lincoln's head.
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