Lincoln's Last Days: The Shocking Assassination That Changed America Forever

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Lincoln’s Last Days is a gripping account of one of the most dramatic nights in American history—of how one gunshot changed the country forever. Adapted from Bill O’Reilly’s bestselling historical thriller, Killing Lincoln, this book will have young readers—and grown-ups too—hooked on history.

In the spring of 1865, President Abraham Lincoln travels through Washington, D.C., after finally winning America’s bloody Civil War. In the midst of celebrations, Lincoln is assassinated at Ford’s Theatre by a famous actor named John Wilkes Booth. What follows is a thrilling chase, ending with a fiery shoot-out and swift justice for the perpetrators.

With an unforgettable cast of characters, page-turning action, vivid detail, and art on every spread, Lincoln’s Last Days is history that reads like a thriller. This is a very special book, irresistible on its own or as a compelling companion to Killing Lincoln.

Hardcover, 316 pages
Published on August 21, 2012 by Henry Holt
ISBN-10: 0805096752
ISBN-13: 9780805096750
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  • mrsausmus
    Teresa AusmusSunday, February 16, 2014 at 8:46 am
    Anything with Lincoln is a treat for me!
    • rozeb
      rozebSaturday, September 14, 2013 at 8:45 am44 stars
      This is an awesome book and it is about an awesome time.It is about how Lincoln got assassinated and his last days. It has lots of cool photos including one of the pillow on which he died on! That picture was a little bit gruesome. You get to go behind the plot of James Booth and see how he did it. It made me understand Abraham Lincoln's death a lot more.
      • ellabessa
        ellabessaThursday, March 14, 2013 at 11:44 am55 stars
        I'm reading this book right now and it is awesome,but im not reading the kid version it shows above. it is basicly the same concept though.