The Day Lincoln Was Shot

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Gramercy Books, Nov 1, 1984 - 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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User Review  - Valerie - Goodreads

Historical books are not really my thing, but I was impressed at the author's ability to take hundreds of accounts of one incident and make them into one seamless story. It was interesting in that regard. Read full review

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User Review  - Penny - Goodreads

I read this book the first time at about age 13 and I remember how moved and intrigued I was, so when Killing Lincoln was published, it only made me want to read this one again. I wanted to know if it was as good as I remembered. It was. Read full review

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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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