The Day Lincoln was Shot

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Greenwich House, 1955 - History - 304 pages
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Well-known journalist and historian Jim Bishop begins this book at 7:00 a.m., April 14, 1865, with Lincoln emerging from his bedroom, worried about a dream in which he saw himself dead. The book ends 24 hours later, with the surgeon general placing two silver dollars on the president's eyelids.

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Review: The Day Lincoln Was Shot

User Review  - Chad - Goodreads

This was an excellent, factual history of the 24 hour period (plus a few hours and a couple chapters of background) surrounding Lincoln's death. The book reads like a novel (probably due as much to ... Read full review

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User Review  - Stephen Terrell - Goodreads

Written in 1955, this book still vividly brings to life the final day of Abraham Lincoln's life. Bishop meticulously traces the steps of each major character, and many of the lesser characters, from 7 ... Read full review

Contents

For the Record
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a m
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The President
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Copyright

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About the author (1955)

Jim Bishop, the author of over a dozen books, is the originator of "The Day" style of journalism, exemplified in his "The Day Lincoln Was Shot" and "The Day Christ Was Born.

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