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LINCOLN'S LAST HOURS Illustrated [Kindle Edition]

Dr. Charles L. Leale
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (151 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.

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  • 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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  • Lending: Not Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #161,520 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
4.0 out of 5 stars Well Documented Account of Lincoln's Last Hours December 15, 2011
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Even though it was during the 1970's, I still remember my first visit to Ford's Theater in Washington, D.C. Sitting in the box where President Lincoln spent his last hours before being brutally murdered has been an enduring memory and treasure of my life experiences. Seeing this book on Amazon brought back all my memories of reading about that day.
The account was written by a surgeon who by happenstance was at the immediate vicinity of the President after the shooting. His recollections of the journey of Lincoln's fatally-wounded body to a house across the street from the theater and its unfolding drama is a gut-wrenching read for anyone. And, even though I felt I already knew much of Lincoln's last hours, this work illuminated that time in ways in which I was not aware.
For any history fan and particular those who like me hold President Lincoln in high regard - this book is a must.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars July 1, 2014
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Amazing detail of this history making event.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
4.0 out of 5 stars Lincoln's last battle for life.8
The author fills in a lot of little known information for the reader. The unique circumstance of history afforded one man an unforgettable look at the last hours of one of the... Read more
Published 15 days ago by papawjack
5.0 out of 5 stars A good eyewitness account of the death of a president.
Doctor Leale's account of the death of President Lincoln is very good at describing his last hours on the face of the earth.
Published 24 days ago by Almon Jordan
5.0 out of 5 stars Accurate and Complete Compilation
a very nice and complete compilation of Lincoln's last hours and how the family and nation reacted at that exact time.
Published 1 month ago by janice mccollister
5.0 out of 5 stars informative short read
A great short read, especially if you've ever visited Ford's Theater and the Petersen House. I believe there's nothing like a first-hand historical account for it's authenticity,... Read more
Published 1 month ago by lordsquid
5.0 out of 5 stars The real story.....
It was a very sad read, but how incredible to read the words written by the doctor who treated the President. It was like going back in time.
Published 1 month ago by Bristol lady
5.0 out of 5 stars Very interesting!
Written by a doctor in the theater when Lincoln was shot. He told the story, even though it was disturbing to relive it, because he felt the people should know what happened. Read more
Published 1 month ago by Julian C.
4.0 out of 5 stars Get the gory details
I enjoyed it and it reads in one sitting. Find out what a derringer pistol does at close range. I learned some things i did not know about the assassination.
Published 2 months ago by Wingo Roo
5.0 out of 5 stars Very, very insightful.
The report of this very tragic, historical event, is so incredibly
descriptive, that while I was reading of the account it was if
I was actually there. Wow. Read more
Published 2 months ago by amgm
3.0 out of 5 stars Outstanding
I was quite taken with the detail the author was able to Remember after 40 years. I highly recommend this to any history buff. It was truly a sad time in American history.
Published 2 months ago by John Detwiler
5.0 out of 5 stars Heartbreaking
A very moving portrait of a great man's last hours of life. It was interesting reading how the Physician(s) of the day used a rudimentary form of resuscitation in an attempt to... Read more
Published 3 months ago by Melinda B. Jones
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