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the brothers booth

From: Nate DiMeo
Series: the memory palace
Length: 05:16

In which the most famous actor in America mounts a comeback after his little brother shoots Abraham Lincoln.

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This is an episode of the memory palace podcast.  Listen to every episode at www.thememorypalace.us
Each episode is a short (between 1:30 and 5:30) water-coolery story of the past, with an emphasis on American History.   

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This is an episode of the memory palace podcast.  Listen to every episode at www.thememorypalace.us
Each episode is a short (between 1:30 and 5:30) water-coolery story of the past, with an emphasis on American History.   

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How did I not know at least some of this?

This piece is yet another reminder of how narrowly history gets taught and retold. How could I get to this point in my life, having heard about Lincoln's assassination countless times, and not known at least some of the details that Nate reveals? A couple of these details gave me chills - one of fateful coincidence, and one of sympathetic catharsis. Well done.

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Imagine Drew Barrymore killed Abraham Lincoln ...

This is a highly impressive short story from history. I absolutely love things like this. I like to look at old pictures and wonder who the guy standing off to the left was, and what became of him. Did he have kids? A wife? How did he die?

In this one, we find out about how popular John Wilkes Boothe's family was, in particular, John's brother, who had to live down the assassination.

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some variation on: "to hear more stories from the memory palace visit thememorypalace.us" or "to hear more history stories from Nate DiMeo ((dih-MAY-oh)) visit thememorypalace.us"

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Related Website

thememorypalace.us