RT Book, Whole DB /z-wcorg/ DS http://worldcat.org ID 55960793 LA English T1 The darkest dawn : Lincoln, Booth, and the great American tragedy A1 Goodrich, Th., PB Indiana University Press PP Bloomington YR 2005 SN 0253345677 9780253345677 0253325994 9780253325990 0253218896 9780253218896 AB "It was one of the most tragic events in American history: the famous president, beloved by many, reviled by some, murdered while viewing a play at Ford's Theater in Washington. The frantic search for the perpetrators. The nation in mourning. The solemn funeral train. The conspirators brought to justice. Coming just days before the surrender of the Confederate Army at Appomattox, the assassination of Abraham Lincoln has become etched in the national consciousness like few other events. The president who had steered the nation through its bloodiest crisis is cut down before the end, just as it appears that the bloodshed has ended."--Jacket.