Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Like father like son

This is pretty near to unbelievable unless you reflect on just how close to stark raving mad many actors and actresses are to this very day. It turns out that the father of John Wilkes Boothe wrote a very explicitly threatening letter to Andrew Jackson. The story is fascinating, as is the wikipedia entry which details the very real, if somewhat comic opera-ish, conspiracy of which John Wilkes Booth was a part. The part about the fellow who tried to assassinate the Secretary of State is especially fascinating.

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