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

Awards:   Commended for Audies (History) 2014
Author:   Daniel Stashower ,  Fred Berman ,  Edoardo Ballerini (University of Dundee UK)
Publisher:   MacMillan Audio
ISBN:  

9781427229236


Publication Date:   29 January 2013
Format:   Audio  Audio Format
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The Hour of Peril: The Secret Plot to Murder Lincoln Before the Civil War


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  • Commended for Audies (History) 2014

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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.As Lincoln's train rolled inexorably toward the seat of danger, Pinkerton struggled to unravel the ever-changing details of the murder plot, even as he contended with the intractability of Lincoln and his advisors, who refused to believe that the danger was real. With time running out Pinkerton took a desperate gamble, staking Lincoln's life and the future of the nation on a perilous feint that seemed to offer the only chance that Lincoln would survive to become president. Shrouded in secrecy and, later, mired in controversy the story of the Baltimore Plot is one of the great untold tales of the Civil War era, and Stashower has crafted this spellbinding historical narrative with the pace and urgency of a race-against-the-clock thriller. A Washington Post Notable Nonfiction Book of 2013 Winner of the 2014 Edgar Award for Best Fact Crime Winner of the 2013 Agatha Award for Best Nonfiction Winner of the 2014 Anthony Award for Best Critical or Non-fiction Work Winner of the 2014 Macavity Award for Best Nonfiction

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Author:   Daniel Stashower ,  Fred Berman ,  Edoardo Ballerini (University of Dundee UK)
Publisher:   MacMillan Audio
Imprint:   MacMillan Audio
Dimensions:   Width: 13.00cm , Height: 2.70cm , Length: 18.80cm
Weight:   0.318kg
ISBN:  

9781427229236


ISBN 10:   1427229236
Publication Date:   29 January 2013
Audience:   General/trade ,  General
Format:   Audio
Publisher's Status:   Active
Availability:   In stock   Availability explained
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<p> Lively writing and lively reading make The Hour of Peril worth hearing...Narrator Edoardo Ballerini's performance fits well with the author's thriller-style approach to the story. Ballerini does an excellent job of using inflection to differentiate between Stashower's writing and quotes from other documents, such as books and newspapers. - Audiofile Magazine


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DANIEL STASHOWER is an acclaimed biographer and narrative historian and winner of the Edgar, Agatha, and Anthony awards, and the Raymond Chandler Fulbright Fellowship in Detective Fiction. His work has appeared in The New York Times, The Washington Post, Smithsonian Magazine, AARP: The Magazine, and National Geographic Traveler as well as other publications.

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