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Title:
The hour of peril : the secret plot to murder Lincoln before the Civil War / Daniel Stashower.
Call Number:
973.7 STA
Publication Date:
2013.
Edition:
1st ed.
Publisher:
New York : Minotaur Books, 2013.
Physical Description:
ix, 354 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
Notes:
Maps on lining papers.
Contents:
Long, narrow boxes -- The cooper and the rail-splitter. His hour had not yet come ; The apprentice ; How I became a detective ; Ardent spirits ; Pink lady ; Let us dare to do our duty ; It's coming yet -- Plums and nuts. A pig-tail whistle ; Mobtown ; Suspicions of danger ; Hostile organizations ; The man and the hour ; If I alone must do it ; A postponed rebellion ; A rabid rebel ; A single red ballot ; Whitewash ; The music agent ; A few determined men ; An assault of some kind ; The assassin's knife -- The martyr and the scapegoat. The flight of Abraham ; The hour of peril ; Some very tall swearing ; An infamous lie.
Summary:
Two-time Edgar award-winning author Daniel Stashower uncovers the riveting true story of the "Baltimore Plot," an audacious conspiracy to assassinate Abraham Lincoln on the eve of the Civil War.
Bibliography Note:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Horizon Bib Number:
1412731
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