Book Discussion on The Hour of Peril

Daniel Stashower talked about his book, [The Hour of Peril: The Secret Plot to Murder Lincoln Before the Civil War, in which he recalls the… read more

Daniel Stashower talked about his book, [The Hour of Peril: The Secret Plot to Murder Lincoln Before the Civil War, in which he recalls the plot to assassinate Abraham Lincoln in February 1861, prior to Lincoln’s inauguration ceremony. The plot, discovered by detective Allen Pinkerton, was to be executed in Baltimore as Lincoln stopped in the city en route to Washington, D.C. The author reports on Pinkerton and his associates' investigation and the challenge to convince Lincoln’s advisors that the threat was legitimate. Daniel Stashower spoke at Anderson’s Bookshop in Naperville, Illinois. close

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Book Discussion on The Hour of Peril

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317720-1
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Public Affairs Event
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Location:
Naperville, Illinois, United States
First Aired:
Feb 15, 2014
Last Aired:
Apr 14, 2014

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  • Feb 15, 2014 | 8:23pm EST | C-SPAN 2
  • Feb 16, 2014 | 10:03pm EST | C-SPAN 2
  • Feb 22, 2014 | 2:00pm EST | C-SPAN 2
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  • Apr 14, 2014 | 2:15am EDT | C-SPAN 2
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