He was a star - the Errol Flynn of the 19th Century Shakespearean stage. Called the most handsome man in America, rich, dashing, and romantic, John Wilkes Booth was the favored son of a famous family, the darling of theatrical circles, a daring swashbuckler on-stage and off, the idol of hundreds of beautiful women. At age 26, he seemed to have it all. Nothing was beyond his reach. But behind Booth's dark good looks and flashing wit lurked a deadly obsession -- a burning hatred for the United States government and its president, Abraham Lincoln. On the night of April 14, 1865, Booth ignited a conspiracy to bring down that government - he became America's first terrorist, and altered America's destiny forever.