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LINCOLN'S LAST HOURS Illustrated [Kindle Edition]

Dr. Charles L. Leale
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (179 customer reviews)

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Exclusive for the Kindle, this version of Lincoln’s Last Hours includes photographs and illustrations depicting Lincoln's last hours, including bios of those that conspired to assassinate him. The author, Army Surgeon, Dr. Charles Leale, was in the audience of Ford's Theater the night President Lincoln was assassinated and the first to administer to Lincoln's wounds. Dr. Leale writes a first person narrative describing Abraham Lincoln's last night and death the next morning. This short but gripping account gives insight into that horrendous night. This is a transcribed speech Dr. Leale delivered in February 1909.


Product Details

  • File Size: 977 KB
  • Print Length: 26 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1468133616
  • Publisher: historicalbookshop.com (October 4, 2011)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B001TOCGNU
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Word Wise: Enabled
  • Lending: Not Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #172,012 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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29 of 29 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars a speech written by the first doctor on the scene October 26, 2009
By A Customer
Format:Kindle Edition
i purchased this out of an interest in learning more about the scene of LIncoln's death. Leale gives some backstory about how he came to be at Ford's theatre and the moments before Lincoln's assassination as well as his immediate involvement in treating the dying president there after.He also describes the actions of the people around him. including Mary Todd. Some of the information is heartbreaking but is at times delivered in the very detatched manner of a doctor describing his medical methods, with fair amounts of religious comments and a bit of self-puffing peppered throughout.

Leale is very descriptive and after reading this i felt as though i had actually been there. Though it is short, LINCOLN'S LAST HOURS is a speech after all and i found it well worth the read.
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13 of 13 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars First-hand account May 19, 2009
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This is a very short text. I believe it was written by the attending physician, upon the assassination of Lincoln. Any history buff will find this first-hand account fascinating, simply because you get to be at the scene of the crime, through the eyes of the author.

The book is very short. I picked it up on my Kindle, so I'm not sure, but it may be basically a periodical.
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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars An Important Little Book May 18, 2011
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For any Lincoln fan, this is a must read. It is short and very easy to read but a really, really good addition to your library.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Good 1st person account December 28, 2011
By Mickey
Format:Kindle Edition
This is a really good 1st person account reading from the begining when the President was shot right up to the moment of his last breath and a nations great loss. It's a short read and if you're a Civil War nut or a Lincoln fan this is a must read.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars killing Lincoln September 16, 2012
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one of the best books i have ever read . can not wait for killing Kennedy to come out.
Janice Morton
chelsea Oklahoma
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7 of 9 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Context July 14, 2012
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The memoir was written ~50 years after the assaination and I was reading it in 2012. Very interesting switching my head back and forth in time in order to follow the writer in context. Dr. Leale's writing reads like the doctor's/nurse's notes we take to cover ourselves in case of legal issues. Happily I can translate medical jargon making this purcahse an enjoyable quick read.
Recoommend it for Civil War buffs with a smattering of medical knowledge.
Linda Owens
Boston, MA
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Very interesting September 24, 2013
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Very interesting account of one of the most important and sad events of our history in the United States from a different point of view than I have ever seen before.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Last Hours is First Rate August 4, 2013
By KT
Format:Kindle Edition
This is a perspective that I have not heard before. I am not a doctor but I was impressed with the level of medical information weaved into the historically somber final moments of President Lincoln. I found this short read a good summary of events of what was happening behind closed doors. The writing seemed to be emotionally balanced which, in my opinion, made me focus on the quick life and death decisions that had to be made.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
3.0 out of 5 stars Reviewing History
It was interesting, and would have been more so if I hadn't been to Washington, D.C. and visited all the same places. Read more
Published 1 month ago by cheryl westbrook
1.0 out of 5 stars One Star
nothing exciting
Published 1 month ago by bob zahnke
4.0 out of 5 stars A lot of history in a small package
A brief but highly detailed narrative of the first hours following Lincoln's assassination. Historically significant addendum to the assassination itself, but also illustrative of... Read more
Published 1 month ago by Lanny
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
great book
Published 2 months ago by Oman
5.0 out of 5 stars Good Read
Well written. It provides information I was not aware of.
Published 2 months ago by HanLip
5.0 out of 5 stars This is one part of Lincoln's story I never read ...
This is one part of Lincoln's story I never read in such detail - His final hours. Really, it isn't about Lincoln, who never regained consciousness after Booth shot him. Read more
Published 3 months ago by JP
5.0 out of 5 stars Good read
Very interesting book. Written in style of the time. Quite short, making for a quick, easy read. Would recommend to all history buffs.
Published 3 months ago by Ken Hein
4.0 out of 5 stars Lincoln's final hours.
Dr. Leale's book is a captivating look into the final hours of Lincoln's life after the fatal shot by John Wilkes Booth. Read more
Published 3 months ago by Gary R.
5.0 out of 5 stars enjoyed it very
Informative, interesting , quick read, enjoyed it very much
Published 4 months ago by Linda K Morrison
3.0 out of 5 stars definitely worth it
this was the doctor that treated Lincoln at fords theater. he was a military surgeon so this almost reads like a report. Read more
Published 4 months ago by sherry
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