The day Lincoln was shot: an illustrated chronicle
On the evening of April 14, 1865, a well-known actor named John Wilkes Booth stole into a private box at Ford's Theatre, pointed a derringer at the head of Abraham Lincoln, and squeezed the trigger. By the next morning, the beloved 16th President of the United States was dead.The companion book to a TNT original movie premiering in April 1998, "The Day Lincoln Was Shot", is the first illustrated account of the Lincoln assassination. Blending over 175 vintage photographs and illustrations -- many in full-color -- with a lively narrative, author Richard Bak has created a spellbinding volume that graphically details, in words and pictures, one of the most heinous crimes in American history.In addition to sorting through conflicting "facts" surrounding the assassination, "The Day Lincoln Was Shot" also examines the many myths and legends that grew in its aftermath. It also explores the consequences of Booth's crime."The Day Lincoln Was Shot" is a must-have for both Abraham Lincoln and Civil War aficionados as well as assassination and conspiracy buffs.
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