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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User Review  - Timothy Bott - Goodreads

I decided to give the book a rating of four stars because I felt that it gave great information of the day Lincoln was shot from multiple points of view and it will allow you to imagine this Memorial ... 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


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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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