Lincoln's Last Days: The Shocking Assassination that Changed America Forever

Lincoln's Last Days: The Shocking Assassination that Changed America Forever

Bill O'Reilly, Dwight Jon Zimmerman

Language: English

Pages: 136

ISBN: B00NIBQ0SO

Format: PDF / Kindle (mobi) / ePub


Lincoln’s Last Days is a gripping account of one of the most dramatic nights in American history—of how one gunshot changed the country forever. Adapted from Bill O’Reilly’s bestselling historical thriller, Killing Lincoln, this book will have young readers—and grown-ups too—hooked on history.

In the spring of 1865, President Abraham Lincoln travels through Washington, D.C., after finally winning America’s bloody Civil War. In the midst of celebrations, Lincoln is assassinated at Ford’s Theatre by a famous actor named John Wilkes Booth. What follows is a thrilling chase, ending with a fiery shoot-out and swift justice for the perpetrators.

With an unforgettable cast of characters, page-turning action, vivid detail, and art on every spread, Lincoln’s Last Days is history that reads like a thriller. This is a very special book, irresistible on its own or as a compelling companion to Killing Lincoln.

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morning. The Wilmer McLean farmhouse at Appomattox Court House, April 1865. Removing his yellow cloth riding gloves, Grant steps forward and shakes Lee’s hand. As Grant’s generals and staff—among them Sheridan and Custer—file into the room and stand to one side, Lee’s aides gather behind their leader. The generals talk about Mexico, where both men fought on the same side, recalling names of long-ago battles like Churubusco and Veracruz. Grant finds the conversation so pleasant that he

of a January snowstorm. In summer, the city became unbearable. Everyone who could departed for the country. Abraham Lincoln and his family went to a cottage in northern Washington. On July 16, 1861, Strong wrote: For of all the detestable places, Washington is the first in July. Crowd, heat, bad quarters, bad fare, bad smells, mosquitoes, and a plague of flies transcending everything within my experience. They blackened the tablecloths and absolutely flew into one’s mouth at dinner. Fall

of a January snowstorm. In summer, the city became unbearable. Everyone who could departed for the country. Abraham Lincoln and his family went to a cottage in northern Washington. On July 16, 1861, Strong wrote: For of all the detestable places, Washington is the first in July. Crowd, heat, bad quarters, bad fare, bad smells, mosquitoes, and a plague of flies transcending everything within my experience. They blackened the tablecloths and absolutely flew into one’s mouth at dinner. Fall

the start of the war, all navies had ships with wooden hulls. The USS Monitor and the CSS Virginia, two ironclad ships, fought each other for two days in the Battle of Hampton Roads. The battle ended in a draw on March 9, 1862. From that point on, wooden-hulled naval ships were obsolete. The ironclads Monitor and Virginia fighting in the Battle of Hampton Roads. Medicine During the Civil War MANY YEARS AFTER THE WAR, Dr. William A. Hammond, who from 1862 to 1864 served as the eleventh

drawings depicting presidents and important events. One of my favorites is a signed photograph of Abraham Lincoln. Looking at that photograph of President Lincoln, I wonder what he was thinking. In this book I have used his words and many other primary sources to bring his last days to life. Here is the story of the best kind of American. I am proud to share it with you. New York May 2012 Key Players President Abraham Lincoln, Family, Cabinet, Staff, and Others William Crook:

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