LINCOLN'S LAST HOURS

LINCOLN'S LAST HOURS

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by Dr. Charles Leale
     
 

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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

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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 February 1909.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940011812163
Publisher:
historicalbookshop.com
Publication date:
01/01/2012
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
250,928
File size:
24 KB

Meet the Author

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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Lincoln's Last Hours 4.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 128 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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
DMomBomb More than 1 year ago
I found it to be a very personal account. I felt like I was there.
MerlinDB More than 1 year ago
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.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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.
Blonde70 More than 1 year ago
I found this short book very intersting. It took me back in time. Alot of small details that you don't hear about.
Jahtin More than 1 year ago
If you are a history buff this is a must own, and it is free!
Zuni More than 1 year ago
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.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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.
CapeConservative More than 1 year ago
"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.
historybuffusa More than 1 year ago
A unique opportunity to read the words of the attending physician at the Lincoln assassination.
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MisterhistoryAS More than 1 year ago
A touching account from President Lincoln's attending physician. A true Lincoln buff HAS to have this in their library.
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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 More than 1 year ago
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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Bookworm1951 More than 1 year ago
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 More than 1 year ago
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.