The Day Lincoln Was Shot

The Day Lincoln Was Shot

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by Jim Bishop
     
 

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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

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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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780062290601
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
10/22/2013
Pages:
368
Sales rank:
529,970
Product dimensions:
5.20(w) x 7.90(h) x 1.00(d)

Meet the Author

Jim Bishop was a syndicated columnist and author of many bestselling books, including The Day Lincoln Was Shot, The Day Christ Died, and A Day in the Life of President Kennedy. Born in Jersey City, New Jersey, Bishop died in 1987.

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The Day Lincoln Was Shot 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
IlovebooksMO More than 1 year ago
I really enjoyed this book. Mr Bishop did a great job with the details. There was a couple of things that I felt Mr Bishop left out, such as the anonymous tip that the MPD received from a person on the street that pointed them in the direction of the Surratt Boardinghouse. I know he really didn't touch on the conspirators and how they were caught although Mr Bishop gave an update on all of the major players at the end. Overall, a very good read on the topic of Lincoln's assassination.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
the best book i have ever read
Guest More than 1 year ago
We all know that Lincoln was shot by John Booth, but Jim Bishop created a story concerning the 48 hours before Lincoln's death. The day Lincoln was shot creates a very vivid, detailed story using bits and pieces of information regarding this topic. The book is very creative. Washngton D.C in you mind by explaining where all the buildings were at. He makes the characters life like.The book is well written, and makes you think you were right there. There are a couple of reasons why this book didn't recieve 5 stars. They are the book moved too slow, and the book is kind of outdated, since it was written in 1955.