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"The Hour of Peril: The Secret Plot to Murder Lincoln Before the Civil War"

Daniel Stashower

About the Program

Daniel Stashower 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 speaks at Anderson's Bookshop in Naperville, Illinois.

About the Authors

Daniel Stashower

Daniel Stashower's books include The Beautiful Cigar Girl: Mary Rogers, Edgar Allen Poe, and The Invention of Murder.  For more information, visit stashower.com.


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"The Hour of Peril: The Secret Plot to Murder Lincoln Before the Civil War"

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  • Monday, April 14th at 2:20am (ET)
  • Sunday, March 23rd at 6pm (ET)
  • Sunday, March 9th at 9:45am (ET)
  • Saturday, February 22nd at 2pm (ET)
  • Sunday, February 16th at 10pm (ET)
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