"Andrew C. A. Jampoler writes the most definitive account of the travels, adventures, arrest, and trial of alleged Abraham Lincoln conspirator John H. Surratt. This book is chock-full of unknown details, anecdotes, and stories about the quest for and capture of the one person tried who was never convicted of complicity in the regicide of our sixteenth president."
-Frank J. Williams, founding Chair of The Lincoln Form
With all that has already been written about President Abraham Lincoln's assassination, one of the little known stories is the case of the only successful conspirator, John Harrison Surratt, the son of Mary Surratt, who was hanged for her part in the crime.
The Last Lincoln Conspirator is the true story of John Surratt, who became the most wanted man in America after the death of John Wilkes Booth's and was the only conspirator to escape conviction. The capture and killing of Booth twelve days after he shot Lincoln and the fate of Booth's other accomplices are familiar history. Four accomplices, including Surratt's mother, were convicted and hanged, and four were jailed. John Surratt alone managed to evade capture for twenty months and, once put on trial, to evade prison.
The first full-length treatment of Surratt's escape, capture, and trial, this book provides fascinating details about his flight through Canada, England, France, the Papal States, and eventual capture in Egypt. Surratt's desperate journey and the bitter legal proceedings against him that bizarrely led to his freedom hold the reader's attention from first to last page.
About the Author
Andrew C.A. Jampoler is also the author of the award-winning book Adak as well as Sailors in the Holy Land. After retiring from the U.S. Navy, he became a sales and marketing executive in the international aerospace industry. He has been writing full time for a decade.