Twenty Days: A Narrative in Text and Pictures of the Assassination of Abraham Lincoln and the Twenty Days and Nights That Followed--the Nation in Mourning, the Long Trip Home to Springfield

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Book Sales, Incorporated, Jan 1, 1993 - History - 312 pages
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Twenty Days is base in large part on first hand eyewitness accounts searched for over many years, and on Frederick Hill Meserve's photographic collection. It reconstructs the events of the assassination, describes the six ensuing days in Washington, the state funeral and follows the special train that carries Lincoln's body home. It includes the story of the arrest, trial, and execution of the conspirator, and closes with the ceremonies in Springfield.

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User Review  - juglicerr - LibraryThing

Even if this book had no text, I think that anyone truly interested in Lincoln would want it on their bookshelf. The father and grandfather of the two authors Frederick Hill Meserve collected ... Read full review

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A picture is worth a thousand words. One cannot add to this adage nor describe this gallery of history more accurately. We who are the children of history can never be experience the days just after ... Read full review

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Bruce Catton, whose complete name was Charles Bruce Catton, was born in Petoskey, Michigan, on October 9, 1899. A United States journalist and writer, Catton was one of America's most popular Civil War historians. Catton worked as a newspaperman in Boston, Cleveland, and Washington, and also held a position at the U.S. Department of Commerce in 1948. Catton's best-selling book, A Stillness at Appomattox, a recount of the most spectacular conflicts between Generals Grant and Lee in the final year of the Civil War, earned him a Pulitzer Prize and National Book Award in 1954. In 1977, the year before his death, Catton received the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the nation's highest civilian honor, from President Gerald R. Ford, who noted that the author and historian "made us hear the sounds of battle and cherish peace." Before his death in 1978, Catton wrote a total of ten books detailing the Civil War, including his last, Grant Takes Command. Since 1984, the Bruce Catton Prize was awarded for lifetime achievement in the writing of history. In cooperation with American Heritage Publishing Company, the Society of American Historians in 1984 initiated the biennial prize that honors an entire body of work. It is named for Bruce Catton, prizewinning historian and first editor of American Heritage magazine. The prize consisted of a certificate and 2,500 dollars.

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