The Judges of the Secret Court: A Novel about John Wilkes Booth

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David Stacton's "The Judges of The Secret Court" is a long-lost triumph of American fiction as well as one of the finest books ever written about the Civil War. Stacton's gripping and atmospheric story revolves around the brothers Edwin and John Wilkes Booth, members of a famous theatrical family. Edwin is a great actor, himself a Hamlet-like character whose performance as Hamlet will make him an international sensation. Wilkes is a blustering mediocrity on stage who is determined, however, to be an actor in history, and ...

The Judges of the Secret Court: A Novel about John Wilkes Booth 2011, New York Review of Books, New York, NY

ISBN-13: 9781590174524

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