John Wilkes Booth & Lee Harvey Oswald

The two most infamous assassins of American history were closely tied to the stage and screen. Booth obviously was a matinee idol of his era, and Oswald was a child of the first television generation. Each’s boyhood from hell is the subject of the book by William Russo entitled, of course, Booth and Oswald: Education of Assassins. By examining their childhood influences and fantasies, it may be possible to gain a better understanding of what developmental issues led to their adult behaviors. Russo’s book is available on Kindle and Nook now.
Booth fancied himself not only a great Shakespearean actor, but often dressed up as a woman and liked to hear compliments for his comportment. Oswald enjoyed going to cross-dresser bars when he was stationed with the Marines in Japan. And, his favorite television program while growing up was I Led Three Lives, about a spy.
There are merely a few of the bizarre details that can be found in the e-book called Booth and Oswald, available on  The similarities of the two assassins is debunked, but the hundred similarities about their school years remain shocking.

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