My Thoughts Be Bloody: The Bitter Rivalry Between Edwin and John Wilkes Booth That Led to an American Tragedy

Nora Titone, read by John Bedford Lloyd, Simon & Schuster Audio, unabridged, 16 CDs, 19 hrs., $49.99 ISBN 978-1-4423-3749-7
This account of the fraternal conflict between Edwin Booth—one of the most acclaimed Shakespearean actors of his era—and his less successful brother John Wilkes, who would soon achieve another, far darker brand of immortality for his own dramatic act, is read by John Bedford Lloyd, whose placid tone belies an undertone of menace. His reading is solid but uninspired—a surprising tone for a book that is itself about the lives of two singular dramatists. The audiobook also offers an introduction read by Doris Kearns Goodwin, who good-naturedly, if slightly awkwardly, pays tribute to the quality of Titone's scholarship. A Free Press hardcover. (Oct.)
Reviewed on: 02/07/2011
Release date: 10/01/2010
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Hardcover - 479 pages - 978-1-4165-8605-0
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Downloadable Audio - 978-1-4618-2535-7
Paperback - 479 pages - 978-1-4165-8606-7
Book - 978-1-4423-3750-3
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