The Darkest Dawn: Lincoln, Booth, and the Great American Tragedy

The Darkest Dawn: Lincoln, Booth, and the Great American Tragedy

Thomas Goodrich


"While waves of laughter echoed throughout the theater, James Ferguson saved his eyes concerned with Abraham Lincoln. even though the president joined the gang with a 'hearty snort, ' his curiosity possible lay extra with anyone less than. together with his correct elbow resting at the arm of his chair and his chin mendacity carelessly on his hand, Lincoln parted one of many flags within sight that he may well see better.

"As the laughter subsided, Harry Hawk stood at the level by myself along with his again to the presidential field. prior to he may perhaps utter one other observe, a pointy crack sounded. because the noise echoed through the another way silent theater, many idea that it used to be a part of the play. yet simply as speedy, so much knew it was once not." --from bankruptcy Twelve

"Among the masses of books released in regards to the assassination of our sixteenth president, this can be a superb volume.... [It captures] a you-are-there feeling...." --Frank J. Williams, leader Justice of the ideal courtroom of Rhode Island, founding Chair of The Lincoln discussion board, and member of the U.S. Abraham Lincoln Bicentennial Commission

It was once some of the most tragic occasions in American historical past: The recognized president, liked via many, reviled via a few, murdered whereas viewing a play at Ford's Theater in Washington. The frantic look for the perpetrators. The state in mourning. The solemn funeral teach. The conspirators delivered to justice. Coming simply days after the give up of the accomplice military at Appomattox, the assassination of Abraham Lincoln has turn into etched within the nationwide recognition like few different occasions. The president who had recommended the country via its bloodiest problem was once lessen sooner than the top, simply because it seemed that the bloodshed used to be over. the tale has been instructed time and again, yet hardly ever with the immediacy of The Darkest sunrise. Thomas Goodrich brings to his narrative the care of the historian and the aptitude of the fiction author. the result's a gripping account, jam-packed with aspect and as clean as today's information.

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