The President Is Shot! by Harold Holzer
The Assassination of Abraham Lincoln

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On Friday evening, April 14, 1865, less than a week after the surrender of Confederate forces, John Wilkes Booth crept into Ford's Theatre and murdered Abraham Lincoln. Though it happened nearly 150 years ago, no one has been sure why it happened. In this riveting book, Harold Holzer, one of the country's leading authorities on Lincoln, sweeps away the fog of history to answer the questions surrounding Lincoln's assassination. He shows the conditions of the time that led to the tragic event at Ford's Theatre, and why those who hated Lincoln, such as John Wilkes Booth, sought such horrifying revenge. Filled with dramatic detail and illustrated with archival photographs, this book is bound to be considered an essential work for young readers.

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Harold Holzer, Vice President for Communications and Marketing at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, is one of the country's leading authorities on the political culture of the Civil Ware era. he has authored, coauthored, and edited twenty books about Lincoln and the Civil War, including Abraham Lincoln the Writer. Mr. Holzer is cochairman of the United States Lincoln Bicentennial Commission. He lives in Rye, New York.
Published January 1, 2004 by Calkins Creek. 184 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, History, Political & Social Sciences, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Through parallel narratives, Holzer tells the story of Lincoln’s presidency and John Wilkes Booth’s conspiracy to avenge the fall of the Confederacy.

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