My Thoughts Be Bloody (a quote from Hamlet), published by Freedom Press (division of Simon and Schuster) in October 2010, is centered on the relationship between Edwin and John Wilkes Booth. Titone has done research on a professional basis for authors such as well-known historian Doris Kearns Goodwin, who wrote the preface for My Thoughts Be Bloody.
Comment on book from Simon and Schuster website:
"Why did John Wilkes Booth do it? In My Thoughts Be Bloody young historian Nora Titone is one of the few to have genuinely explored this question. In doing so, she has crafted a fascinating psychological drama about one of the central events of the Civil War: the assassination of Abraham Lincoln. This book promises to stimulate lively historical debate, and will be a treat for every Civil War buff who always pondered that haunting question, “what made him pull that trigger?” Bravo on a marvelous achievement."
-- Jay Winik, author of April 1865 and The Great Upheaval
Author Bio and Photo from Simon & Schuster website:
"Nora Titone studied American History and Literature as an undergraduate at Harvard University, and earned an M.A. in History at the University of California, Berkeley. She has worked as a historical researcher for a range of academics, writers and artists involved in projects about nineteenth-century America. She lives in Chicago with her husband, a professor at the University of Chicago, and their son. This is her first book."