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

Daniel Stashower

"It's history that reads like a race-against-the-clock thriller." -Harlan Coben Daniel Stashower, the two-time Edgar award-winning author of The Beautiful Cigar Girl, uncovers the riveting true story of the "Baltimore Plot," an audacious conspiracy to assassinate Abraham Lincoln on the eve of the Civil War. In February of 1861, just days before he assumed the presidency, Abraham Lincoln faced a "clear and fully-matured" threat of assassination as he traveled by train from Springfield to Washington for his inauguration. Over a period of thirteen days the legendary detective Allan Pinkerton worked feverishly to detect and thwart the plot, assisted by a captivating young widow named Kate Warne, America's first female private eye. As Lincoln's train rolled inexorably toward "the seat of danger," Pinkerton struggled to unravel the ever-changing details of the murder plot, even as he contended with the intractability of Lincoln and his advisors, who refused to believe that the danger was real. With time running out Pinkerton took a desperate gamble, staking Lincoln's life-and the future of the nation-on a "perilous feint" that seemed to offer the only chance that Lincoln would survive to become president. Shrouded in secrecy-and, later, mired in controversy-the story of the "Baltimore Plot" is one of the great untold tales of the Civil War era, and with The Hour of Peril Stashower has crafted a spellbinding historical narrative with the pace and urgency of a race-against-the-clock thriller. A Washington Post Notable Nonfiction Book of 2013 Winner of the 2014 Edgar Award for Best Fact Crime

"It's history that reads like a race-against-the-clock thriller." -Harlan Coben Daniel Stashower, the two-time Edgar award-winning author of The Beautiful Cigar Girl, uncovers the riveting true story of the "Baltimore Plot," an audacious conspiracy to assassinate Abraham Lincoln on the eve of the Civil War. In February of 1861, just days before he assumed the presidency, Abraham Lincoln faced a "clear and fully-matured" threat of assassination as he traveled by train from Springfield to Washington for his inauguration. Over a period of thirteen days the legendary detective Allan Pinkerton worked feverishly to detect and thwart the plot, assisted by a captivating young widow named Kate Warne, America's first female private eye. As Lincoln's train rolled inexorably toward "the seat of danger," Pinkerton struggled to unravel the ever-changing details of the murder plot, even as he contended with the intractability of Lincoln and his advisors, who refused to believe that the danger was real. With time running out Pinkerton took a desperate gamble, staking Lincoln's life-and the future of the nation-on a "perilous feint" that seemed to offer the only chance that Lincoln would survive to become president. Shrouded in secrecy-and, later, mired in controversy-the story of the "Baltimore Plot" is one of the great untold tales of the Civil War era, and with The Hour of Peril Stashower has crafted a spellbinding historical narrative with the pace and urgency of a race-against-the-clock thriller. A Washington Post Notable Nonfiction Book of 2013 Winner of the 2014 Edgar Award for Best Fact Crime
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"It's history that reads like a race-against-the-clock thriller." -Harlan Coben Daniel Stashower, the two-time Edgar award-winning author of The Beautiful Cigar Girl, uncovers the riveting true story of the "Baltimore Plot," an audacious conspiracy to assassinate Abraham Lincoln on the eve of the Civil War. In February of 1861, just days before he assumed the presidency, Abraham Lincoln faced a "clear and fully-matured" threat of assassination as he traveled by train from Springfield to Washington for his inauguration. Over a period of thirteen days the legendary detective Allan Pinkerton worked feverishly to detect and thwart the plot, assisted by a captivating young widow named Kate Warne, America's first female private eye. As Lincoln's train rolled inexorably toward "the seat of danger," Pinkerton struggled to unravel the ever-changing details of the murder plot, even as he contended with the intractability of Lincoln and his advisors, who refused to believe that the danger was real. With time running out Pinkerton took a desperate gamble, staking Lincoln's life-and the future of the nation-on a "perilous feint" that seemed to offer the only chance that Lincoln would survive to become president. Shrouded in secrecy-and, later, mired in controversy-the story of the "Baltimore Plot" is one of the great untold tales of the Civil War era, and with The Hour of Peril Stashower has crafted a spellbinding historical narrative with the pace and urgency of a race-against-the-clock thriller. A Washington Post Notable Nonfiction Book of 2013 Winner of the 2014 Edgar Award for Best Fact Crime

Language:

English

Narrators:

Edoardo Ballerini

Length:

13h 45m


Chapters

Introduction
Introduction

17:13


Part 1, Chapter 1
Part 1, Chapter 1

38:51


Part 1, Chapter 2
Part 1, Chapter 2

28:48


Part 1, Chapter 3
Part 1, Chapter 3

26:39


Part 1, Chapter 4
Part 1, Chapter 4

30:42


Part 1, Chapter 5
Part 1, Chapter 5

25:05


Part 1, Chapter 6
Part 1, Chapter 6

17:13


Part 2, Chapter 7
Part 2, Chapter 7

38:50


Part 2, Chapter 8
Part 2, Chapter 8

33:16


Part 2, Chapter 9
Part 2, Chapter 9

29:20


Part 2, Chapter 10
Part 2, Chapter 10

33:57


Part 2, Chapter 11
Part 2, Chapter 11

27:46


Part 2, Chapter 12
Part 2, Chapter 12

33:52


Part 2, Chapter 13
Part 2, Chapter 13

27:04


Part 2, Chapter 14
Part 2, Chapter 14

30:19


Part 2, Chapter 15
Part 2, Chapter 15

35:20


Part 2, Chapter 16
Part 2, Chapter 16

39:41


Part 2, Chapter 17
Part 2, Chapter 17

24:00


Part 2, Chapter 18
Part 2, Chapter 18

29:50


Part 2, Chapter 19
Part 2, Chapter 19

22:04


Part 2, Chapter 20
Part 2, Chapter 20

35:09


Part 3, Chapter 21
Part 3, Chapter 21

22:45


Part 3, Chapter 22
Part 3, Chapter 22

39:46


Part 3, Chapter 23
Part 3, Chapter 23

43:01


Part 3, Chapter 24
Part 3, Chapter 24

01:16:44


Part 3, Chapter 25
Part 3, Chapter 25

17:28


Part 3, Chapter 26
Part 3, Chapter 26

01:03