Aired: September 10, 2011

The Plot to Kidnap Lincoln

John Wilkes Booth shot Abraham Lincoln on Good Friday, April 14, 1865 in Ford’s Theater in Washington. But Booth had been part of a long standing conspiracy to kidnap Lincoln.

Terry Alford (Northern Virginia Community College), an expert on Booth, investigates who were these conspirators, their motives at the end of the war and whether they had a chance to succeed.

Also: Maynard Adams was a major intellectual figure of the second half of the 20th century and is credited with developing a comprehensive philosophy that emphasized man’s search for meaning and value in life.  Glenn Blackburn (The University of Virginia’s College at Wise) is the author of a new book on Adams, “Maynard Adams, Southern Philosopher of Civilization.”


1 Comment on “The Plot to Kidnap Lincoln”

  1. Jessica Martinkosky

    I really enjoyed the broadcast about Glen Blackburn and his new book on Maynard Adams. I’ve been reading about happiness lately and it was fun to have this other tie-in. Hopefully our library can order the audio book for me.

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