The Lincoln conspiracy : the secret plot to kill America's 16th president--and why it failed / Brad Meltzer and Josh Mensch.
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- ISBN: 9781432879167
- ISBN: 1432879162
- Physical Description: 687 pages (large print) : illustrations, maps ; 23 cm
- Edition: Large print edition.
- Publisher: [Waterville, Maine] : Thorndike Press, a part of Gale, a Cengage Company 2020.
- Copyright: ©2020
Contents / Notes
Includes bibliographical references (page 673-684)
Prologue: Cecil County, Maryland, 1861 -- The rail splitter -- The President-elect -- The most fiendish plot -- Aftermath.
"Everyone knows the story of Abraham Lincoln's assassination in 1865, but few are aware of the original conspiracy to kill him four years earlier in 1861, literally on his way to Washington, D.C., for his first inauguration. The conspirators were part of a pro-Southern secret society that didn't want an antislavery President in the White House. They planned an elaborate scheme to assassinate the brand new President in Baltimore as Lincoln's inauguration train passed through en route to the Capitol. The plot was investigated by famed detective Allan Pinkerton, who infiltrated the group with undercover agents, including one of the first female private detectives in America. Had the assassination succeeded, there would have been no Lincoln Presidency, and the course of the Civil War and American history would have forever been altered"--Provided by publisher.
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|Subject:||Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865 > Assassination attempt, 1861.
Presidents > Assassination attempts > United States.
Baltimore (Md.) > History > Civil War, 1861-1865.
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