The Day Lincoln was Shot

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Greenwich House, 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  - BryanThomasS - LibraryThing

Read this in high school and I still remember what a great read it was. A historical recreation that reads like a novel. The story of events surrounding the assassination of the president. Great read for history buffs or anyone else. Read full review

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User Review  - rainycamp - LibraryThing

A gripping narrative that holds the reader's interest right up to the final page. I found myself wanting Bishop to keep going after Lincoln's death, since the book was such an absorbing read. Bishop ... 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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