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The Hour of Peril

The Secret Plot to Murder Lincoln Before the Civil War

by Daniel Stashower

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  • Sherilyn R. (bountiful, utah)
    Pinkerton's efforts to protect Lincoln
    On a cold winter's day in 1861 Lincoln and two lone bodyguards entered Washington City, capital of thirty four United States. This book detailed the drama, duplicity and secret maneuvers necessary in getting him to the capital to take on his duties as President of the disintegrating union of states.

    I liked the book, primarily because it provided information with which I was unfamiliar. But, I also like the characters, Pinkerton and Kate, Lamon and Lincoln himself.

    This was a fascinating piece of history and readers of Civil War history will enjoy this book.
  • Caryl L. (Williamsburg, VA)
    Hour of Peril
    The main premise of this book is interesting and historically correct. Most people would be informed about these events. However, the endless attention to details of characters and events detracts from it's main purpose. Skipping back and forth between places (Harrisburg, New York and Baltimore for example) is confusing.
    This belongs in an educational library for history majors or history "buffs" I would not recommend it for public libraries.


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