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The president is shot! : the assassination of Abraham Lincoln

Author: Harold Holzer
Publisher: Honesdale, Pa. : Boyds Mills Press, 2004.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : Juvenile audience : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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The brutal murder of Abraham Lincoln shocked America and changed our history forever. Why Booth killed Lincoln and how the assassination transformed Lincoln from man to myth is explored.
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Genre/Form: Juvenile literature
Juvenile works
Named Person: Abraham Lincoln; Abraham Lincoln; Abraham Lincoln; Abraham Lincoln
Material Type: Biography, Juvenile audience, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Harold Holzer
ISBN: 1563979853 9781563979859
OCLC Number: 54475888
Target Audience: Middle School.
Description: 181 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction: Tolling of the bells --
Abraham Lincoln and the Civil War --
Why murder Lincoln? --
Enter John Wilkes Booth --
April 14, 1865 --
April 15, 1865 --
Nation weeps --
Revenge and justice --
Postscript: What became of ...? --
Bibliography --
Places to visit --
Index.
Responsibility: by Harold Holzer.
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The brutal murder of Abraham Lincoln shocked America and changed our history forever. Why Booth killed Lincoln and how the assassination transformed Lincoln from man to myth is explored.

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"Holzer neatly weaves a huge amount of information into this fascinating story, a page-turner for history buffs. A superb addition to the field."--Kirkus Reviews, starred review

 
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