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Lincoln's grave robbers

Author: Steve Sheinkin
Publisher: New York : Scholastic Press, ©2012.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : Elementary and junior high school : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A dramatic account of the 1875 attempt to steal the 16th president's body describes how a counterfeiting ring plotted to ransom Lincoln's body to secure the release of their imprisoned ringleader and how a fledgling Secret Service and an undercover agent conducted a daring election-night sting operation.
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Genre/Form: History
Juvenile works
Historical fiction
Juvenile literature
Named Person: Abraham Lincoln; Abraham Lincoln; Abraham Lincoln; Abraham Lincoln; Abraham Lincoln
Material Type: Biography, Elementary and junior high school
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Steve Sheinkin
ISBN: 0545405726 9780545405720 9780545552547 0545552540 9780605591103 0605591105
OCLC Number: 795009454
Awards: Lone Star Reading List, 2014
Target Audience: 930
Description: 214 pages : illustrations, portraits, plans ; 22 cm
Contents: Prologue : midnight escape --
The operative --
The pull --
Coney Men vs. the Secret Service --
Big Jim --
First try --
Boodle game --
Prince of ropers --
The trap --
Last details --
Overnight train --
Election Day --
Night at the monument --
Devilish work --
Search begins --
Back to the hub --
Gathering evidence --
Compromise verdict --
Epilogue : final resting place? --
Body snatcher bonus section.
Responsibility: Steve Sheinkin.

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A dramatic account of the 1875 attempt to steal the 16th president's body describes how a counterfeiting ring plotted to ransom Lincoln's body to secure the release of their imprisoned ringleader and how a fledgling Secret Service and an undercover agent conducted a daring election-night sting operation.

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