KDL Recommends > DVDs > If You Like Lincoln

KDL Recommends

< The Killer Angels: A Novel of the Civil War (Modern Library) | Manhunt: The 12-Day Chase for Lincoln's Killer (P.S.) >

The Hour of Peril: The Secret Plot to Murder Lincoln Before the Civil War

The Hour of Peril: The Secret Plot to Murder Lincoln Before the Civil War

ISBN: 0312600224

Title: The Hour of Peril: The Secret Plot to Murder Lincoln Before the Civil War

Author: Daniel Stashower

KDL Description:

HISTORY US CIVWAR STA

The book uncovers the riveting true story of the “Baltimore Plot,” an audacious conspiracy to assassinate Abraham Lincoln on the eve of the Civil War while the president-elect was traveling by train to his inauguration.

Amazon Description:

“It’s history that reads like a race-against-the-clock thriller.” Harlan Coben Daniel Stashower, the two-time Edgar award–winning author of The Beautiful Cigar Girl, uncovers the riveting true story of the “Baltimore Plot,” an audacious conspiracy to assassinate Abraham Lincoln on the eve of the Civil War in THE HOUR OF PERIL. In February of 1861, just days before he assumed the presidency, Abraham Lincoln faced a “clear and fully-matured” threat of assassination as he traveled by train from Springfield to Washington for his inauguration. Over a period of thirteen days the legendary detective Allan Pinkerton worked feverishly to detect and thwart the plot, assisted by a captivating young widow named Kate Warne, America’s first female private eye.