The Hour of Peril

The Hour of Peril

The Secret Plot to Murder Lincoln Before the Civil War

Large Print - 2013
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In February of 1861, Abraham Lincoln faced a threat of assassination as he traveled by train from Springfield to Washington for his inauguration. Over thirteen days, legendary detective Allan Pinkerton worked feverishly thwart the plot, assisted by Kate Warne, America's first female private eye. Pinkerton struggled to unravel the details of the plot, even as he contended with Lincoln and his advisors, who refused to believe that the danger was real. With time running out, Pinkerton took a desperate gamble. Shrouded in secrecy -- and later mired in controversy -- the story of the Baltimore Plot is one of the last great untold tales of the Civil War era.
Publisher: Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press ; a part of Gale Cengage Learning, 2013
Edition: Large print edition
Copyright Date: ©2013
ISBN: 9781410456311
Branch Call Number: LT 973.7092 LINCOLN STASHOW
Characteristics: 673 pages (large print) : ill. ; 23 cm


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