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  - Norm Minekime - Goodreads

I first read this book when I was a teenager. I decided to re-read it for the 150th Anniversary of the Lincoln assassination. Just a basic overview of the events of the 24 hours leading up to the ... Read full review

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User Review  - Barry - Goodreads

Honey I'm in award-winning historian and this is one of the books that originally began my fascination with history. While later scholarship is drawn some of the conclusions into question, no one has ... 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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