It’s been one week since the contest ended for a free copy of Art Loux‘s masterful book, John Wilkes Booth: Day by Day. The contest was a terrific success with over 80 comments being posted by people expressing what facet of the assassination story interested them the most. I want to thank each and every person who commented and joined in on the conversations. It was all great fun.
To select a winner, all of the eligible comments were assigned a sequential number based on when they were posted. Then an online random number generator was used to select the winning comment. I’m pleased to announce the winner of the free copy of John Wilkes Booth: Day by Day is…
Herb posted the following comment(s) about what he finds interesting in the Lincoln assassination story:
Booth, “jumped the gun” and took it upon himself to extinguish the flame of what America needed at that time of History!
What makes me, “Sit up and take interest”, is how easy Booth was able to do what he thought he could get away with!
I feel that John Surratt enjoyed Sarah Slater’s companionship while in Canada also.
Thank you so much for commenting, Herb, and congratulations on winning. Your free book should be arriving in a couple of days.
To everyone else out there, please make sure you purchase your own copy of this wonderful book. As I stated in the original contest page, this book is the perfect book for everyone with an interest in the Lincoln assassination. It will easily prove to be one of the most consulted and respected texts on the subject of John Wilkes Booth and his deed. Please take the time to purchase your own copy from an online retailer of books like Amazon or support the gateway to the Lincoln assassination story, the Surratt House Museum, by ordering your copy from them. See the ordering information below for details.
Your purchase of John Wilkes Booth: Day by Day will not only provide you with unmatched scholarship into John Wilkes’ life and movements, but it will also support the legacy of the late Art Loux. It is one of the cruelest fates that Art is not here with us today to appreciate the acclaim he so justly deserves. JWB: DBD was Art’s life’s work and through it, his generosity and passion live on. If you have not already, please take a moment to read my short remembrances of this great man.
Again, I want to thank everyone who commented and took part in the contest. It was wildly successful and so I may do another one in the future. In the meantime, go out and purchase your own copy of John Wilkes Booth: Day by Day by Art Loux. I promise you won’t regret it.
John Wilkes Booth: Day by Day is available from the Surratt House gift shop for $50 (+6% Maryland tax if ordering from within the state). The cost for shipping is $3. Life members and/or volunteers of the Surratt Society receive a 15% discount. Place your credit card order by calling the museum at (301) 868-1121, or send a check payable to Surratt House Gift Shop to 9118 Brandywine Road, Clinton, MD 20735. While you’re at it, take the time to peruse some of the other wonderful books they have for sale by clicking here.