Book Talk: The Million-Dollar Man Who Helped Kill a President

Book Talk: The Million-Dollar Man Who Helped Kill a President: George Washington Gayle and the Assassination of Abraham Lincoln


Historic Tredegar

Think you know all there is to know about President Lincoln’s assassination? Think again, as attorney and author Christopher Lyle McIlwain delves into the story of George Washington Gayle, the man behind the deadly scheme to kill Lincoln, Vice President Andrew Johnson, and Secretary of State William Seward

Christopher Lyle McIlwain, Sr., has been practicing law for more than three decades in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. His other passion is the study of nineteenth century history. He is the author of two previous books, Civil War Alabama (U. of Alabama Press, 2016), the winner of the McMillan Prize, and 1865 Alabama: From Civil War to Uncivil Peace (U. of Alabama Press, 2017). Chris has also published several articles in a variety of history journals. 


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