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Gripping, minute-by-minute account of the day President Lincoln was struck down by an assassin's bullet in Ford's Theatre. Parallels of the activities of the President with those of his assassin in an unforgettable, suspense- filled chronicle. 320 pages. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
At seven o'clock on the morning of April 14, 1865, President Lincoln came out of his bedroom, nodded to the night guard, and started down the hall to his office. At 7:22 the following morning Surgeon General Barnes pressed silver coins to his eyelids.
The president's day was, as usual, crammed with meetings and appointments, but he was probably no busier than John Wilkes Booth, the man who would stand behind him at Ford's Theatre that evening. Although the plan had been long in the making, the time and place were not set until eleven that morning.
The Day Lincoln Was Shot chronicles the movements of these two men minute by minute until the almost unbearable suspense is shattered with a single gunshot and a leap to the stage. From a thousand bits and scraps of information, Jim Bishop has fashioned an unforgettable tale of tragedy, more gripping than fiction, more alive than any newspaper account.See all Editorial Reviews
A very complete record of the events of Abraham Lincoln's last days. I loved reading this account. It's the best I have read about the subject - and I have read several. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Kimber Miller
Jim Bishop did an excellent job in giving an hour by hour account on the day Lincoln was assassinated. I would recommend this book.Published 5 months ago by Miguel E. Tersy
Jim Bishop pioneered "the Day" kind of books, and did an excellent job on this one. Read it and you'll get an entertaining and informative look at the day of Lincoln's... Read morePublished 8 months ago by Lou Mougin
I have another copy of this book but it was old enough to be losing pages. I got a second copy because of that. Read morePublished 14 months ago by Christine Emerson
A friend from high school fifty-plus years ago loved this book. For some reason, I just got around to reading it. Read morePublished 16 months ago by Diane Ross