The Darkest Dawn

The Darkest Dawn

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qWhile waves of laughter echoed through the theater, James Ferguson kept his eyes focused on Abraham Lincoln. Although the president joined the crowd with a a€˜hearty laugh, a€™ his interest seemingly lay more with someone below. With his right elbow resting on the arm of his chair and his chin lying carelessly on his hand, Lincoln parted one of the flags nearby that he might see better. qAs the laughter subsided, Harry Hawk stood on the stage alone with his back to the presidential box. Before he could utter another word, a sharp crack sounded. As the noise echoed throughout the otherwise silent theater, many thought that it was part of the play. But just as quickly, most knew it was not.q a€”from Chapter Twelve qAmong the hundreds of books published about the assassination of our 16th president, this is an exceptional volume.... [It captures] a you-are-there feeling....q a€”Frank J. Williams, Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Rhode Island, founding Chair of The Lincoln Forum, and member of the U.S. Abraham Lincoln Bicentennial Commission It was one of the most tragic events in American history: The famous president, beloved by many, reviled by some, murdered while viewing a play at Forda€™s Theater in Washington. The frantic search for the perpetrators. The nation in mourning. The solemn funeral train. The conspirators brought to justice. Coming just days after the surrender of the Confederate Army at Appomattox, the assassination of Abraham Lincoln has become etched in the national consciousness like few other events. The president who had steered the nation through its bloodiest crisis was cut down before the end, just as it appeared that the bloodshed was over. The story has been told many times, but rarely with the immediacy of The Darkest Dawn. Thomas Goodrich brings to his narrative the care of the historian and the flair of the fiction writer. The result is a gripping account, filled with detail and as fresh as todaya€™s news.As if their horror were not already great enough, Laura Keene, Harry Hawk, and another actor were arrested in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, despite passes that had cleared them to leave Washington.19 John T. Ford, owner of the fated theater, was ... the authorities were singling them out, fifty Philadelphia actors passed a resolution stating that all should not be judged for the act of one.29 Because of Bootha#39;s connection with virtually every American stage from Richmond to Leavenworth, anbsp;...


Title:The Darkest Dawn
Author: Thomas Goodrich
Publisher:Indiana University Press - 2005-02-16
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