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Stashower, Daniel
The hour of peril : the secret plot to murder Lincoln before the Civil War / Daniel Stashower
Alternate Title Secret plot to murder Lincoln before the Civil War
1st ed
New York : Minotaur Books, c2013
book jacket
Location Call Number Status
 3rd Floor  E457.4 .S85 2013    AVAILABLE
Subject Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865 -- Assassination attempt, 1861
Subject(s) Presidents -- Assassination attempts -- United States
Subject Baltimore (Md.) -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865
Physical Description ix, 354 p. : ill. ; 25 cm
Note Maps on lining papers
Includes bibliographical references (p. 335-340) and index
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

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