John Surratt: The Lincoln Assassin Who Got Away

Apr 30, 2015

April marks the 150th Anniversary of the death of President Abraham Lincoln. Most school children learn about the escapades of John Wilkes Booth and his assignation of President Lincoln during a performance at Ford's Theater on April 15, 1865.   But most people probably don't recognize the name John Surratt; let alone his connection to the conspiracy that ended in the death of the country's 16th president.

Author and historian Michael Schein is out with a new book that chronicles the life of the confederate spy - "John Surratt: The Assassin Who Got Away."   He talked with WSIU Radio's Jeff Williams for this edition of  In the Author's Voice.