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The Curious Life Of The Man Who Killed John Wilkes Booth

The name Boston Corbett may not ring a bell, but the man who killed John Wilkes Booth led a life filled with strange and unbelievable events.  Meet the madman who spent the final years of his life in Kansas. 


To hear more about the odd life of Boston Corbett, you can hear Scott Martelle at Rainy Day Books Wednesday, April 1 at 7 p.m. For information, click here.

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