April 1865, Two Journeys – by S. McBride

In today’s world, John Wilkes Booth would be called a “rock star”.  He was handsome, talented and well-paid.  He came from a prominent family of thespians.  He may have been an indifferent student, but he was skilled at fencing and horsemanship.  He was well-known in Washington, D. C. from his many performances on the stage, and his stunning good looks certainly caught the attention of many.