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 in the course of the theater, James Ferguson saved his eyes interested in Abraham Lincoln. even though the president joined the gang with a 'hearty giggle, ' his curiosity probably lay extra with somebody under. along 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 close by that he may perhaps see better.

"As the laughter subsided, Harry Hawk stood at the degree on my own along with his again to the presidential field. earlier than he may well utter one other note, a pointy crack sounded. because the noise echoed through the differently silent theater, many idea that it used to be a part of the play. yet simply as speedy, such a lot knew it was once not." --from bankruptcy Twelve

"Among the masses of books released concerning the assassination of our sixteenth president, this is often an excellent volume.... [It captures] a you-are-there feeling...." --Frank J. Williams, leader Justice of the superb court docket of Rhode Island, founding Chair of The Lincoln discussion board, and member of the U.S. Abraham Lincoln Bicentennial Commission

It used to be some of the most tragic occasions in American historical past: The well-known president, loved via many, reviled through a few, murdered whereas viewing a play at Ford's Theater in Washington. The frantic look for the perpetrators. The kingdom in mourning. The solemn funeral educate. The conspirators delivered to justice. Coming simply days after the quit of the accomplice military at Appomattox, the assassination of Abraham Lincoln has develop into etched within the nationwide cognizance like few different occasions. The president who had advised the country via its bloodiest hindrance was once minimize prior to the tip, simply because it seemed that the bloodshed was once over. the tale has been instructed repeatedly, yet not often 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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