LINCOLN'S LAST HOURS [NOOK Book]

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A rare first person account by Army Surgeon, Dr. Charles Leale detailing the assassination of President Abraham Lincoln at Ford's Theater on the night of April 14, 1865. Dr. Leale was the first medical doctor to reach the President that night and was by his side throughout the night and the next morning at his death on April 15th. This short but gripping account gives insight into that horrendous night and the following day. This is a transcribed speech Dr. Leale delivered in ...
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Overview

A rare first person account by Army Surgeon, Dr. Charles Leale detailing the assassination of President Abraham Lincoln at Ford's Theater on the night of April 14, 1865. Dr. Leale was the first medical doctor to reach the President that night and was by his side throughout the night and the next morning at his death on April 15th. This short but gripping account gives insight into that horrendous night and the following day. This is a transcribed speech Dr. Leale delivered in February 1909.
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940011812163
  • Publisher: historicalbookshop.com
  • Publication date: 1/1/2012
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 133,302
  • File size: 20 KB

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Dr. Charles Leale, was in the audience of Ford's Theater the night President Lincoln was assassinated and was the first to administer to Lincoln's wounds.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 25, 2011

    Recommend for all history and/or Lincoln buffs; a must read!

    A first hand account on what happened that terrible evening as recalled by the attending physician, an Army officer and surgeon, who just happened to be in attendance on that same night at the Ford Theater. Ensuring a record of that fateful night, the facts are painfully recalled and delivered in a talk, given by the then elderly doctor, in the early 1900's.

    10 out of 11 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 14, 2011

    Must read for every Lincoln fan and history buff.

    I found it to be a very personal account. I felt like I was there.

    8 out of 9 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 27, 2011

    Personal account and very detailed

    If you have any interest in President Lincoln or this time in American History purchase this short and first hand acount from the primary army doctor that treated Lincoln immediantly after he had been shot

    7 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted June 1, 2011

    more from this reviewer

    Must read,

    If you are a history buff this is a must own, and it is free!

    7 out of 11 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted December 30, 2011

    Informative

    A brief but minutely detailed account of the hours between the moment the fatal bullet struck Lincoln at Ford's Theatre until his death the next morning by an attending physician. Even for a Lincoln buff, there are details of which you were probably not aware. Factual and objective.

    5 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted February 2, 2012

    Historical

    I am just curious why this hasn't been included in educational texts. It is an amazing first hand account of the final hours of a great President. The doctor who was the primary responder to President Lincoln, providing care for him from the floor of the Ford Theater until his death across the street. The primative methods of medicine ( attempting to give the unconscious President a sip of whiskey) to elements of modern medicine ( attempting an early version of CPR) The practice of keeping an accurate account of every action and intervention including the names and actions of all of individuals involved. Would President Lincoln have survived with today's technology?? Curious.

    4 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 15, 2011

    Interesting Historical Perspective

    Written by the army surgeon who first attended to Lincoln after he was shot, this provides an interesting historical perspective. It also provides an interesting first hand account of the efforts and emotions that followed the shooting and bedside vigil. Dr. Leale was sympathetic to Mary Lincoln as well as her reactions and efforts that night which seems to be rare in other authors. The account is a short but worthwhile read.

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 14, 2011

    Must read for anyone interested in Lincoln's death

    Really very interesting. Presented very directly, but accurately. I had never read an account by the physcian that was "first on scene" at Lincoln's assassination. Truly unique.

    3 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 14, 2011

    Very Interesting

    I found this short book very intersting. It took me back in time. Alot of small details that you don't hear about.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted February 2, 2011

    Excellent insight - Highly recommended!

    A unique opportunity to read the words of the attending physician at the Lincoln assassination.

    3 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted July 6, 2012

    An incredible virtually minute to minute account from the shot to his death.

    I felt as though I was standing in the presidential box watching history unfold. Thank you Dr. Leale for putting this on paper. Heartbreaking and amazing at the same time.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 31, 2011

    Is that what you call a sample?

    That sample was 2 pages long which makes me not want to buy it. It is very informative yet I know almost everything in it.

    1 out of 8 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 17, 2011

    First hand account

    "Linclon's Last Hours" was written by the physician who attended the President at Ford's Theatre immediately following the assassination through until Lincoln passed the next morning. Good primary source material.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 17, 2014

    A Must Have!

    A touching account from President Lincoln's attending physician. A true Lincoln buff HAS to have this in their library.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 21, 2013

    Excellent book!

    Highly recommended! History of the assassination told by the doctor who first responded to the scene in the theater and treated him until the time of his death.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 22, 2013

    Moving insights of Lincoln's last hours make this book a "Must Buy"

    I have been fascinated by President Lincoln for many years and have read several books and articles about him both as a President and a man. LINCOLN'S LAST HOURS provided a clear and moving picture of the events and people around him, explaining what was done during his last few hours and why.
    Fascinating reading for the reader, no matter how many books he/she read previously on our 16th President.

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  • Posted July 22, 2013

    A must read for the history buff. Written by the physician who

    A must read for the history buff. Written by the physician who cared for Lincoln immediately after the shooting until his death. Although not a long book (only 60 pages), it provides new insight into this historical event.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 5, 2013

    First person account

    I love first person accounts of history. I felt as though I was there. The facts and details are there. This book is just apart of history and really can't be reviewed. It is a dictation from the attending doctor of what happened the night president Lincoln was shot.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 24, 2013

    A Footnote in History

    The doctor who attended to the wounded president records the night and last hours of Abraham Lincoln. This is important because it accords a first hand view of the events of April 15-16, 1865. The doctor also records the words said at the president's passing "Now he belongs to the ages".

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  • Posted February 22, 2013

    Gripping account by first doctor at the assassination scene

    This short, gripping, factual account is by the first doctor on the scene at Ford's Theater. It is easily read in one sitting.
    Dr. Leale was an Army surgeon who was at Ford's Theater the night of the Lincoln assassination. He was the first doctor into the Presidential box immediately after the shooting. Dr. Leale stayed with Lincoln - though other doctors came and went - throughout the night and was there at his dying.
    The medical descriptions are clinically excellent and provide a rare, one person insight into the fateful hours after Booth fired his pistol. This is a must read for any historian, especially those interested in Lincoln.

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