The Lincoln Conspiracy

Written By Timothy L. O'Brien
The Lincoln Conspiracy
  • Publsiher : Ballantine Books
  • Release : 18 September 2012
  • ISBN : 0345535596
  • Pages : 368 pages
  • Rating : 3.5/5 from 45 reviews
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Read or download book entitled The Lincoln Conspiracy written by Timothy L. O'Brien which was release on 18 September 2012, this book published by Ballantine Books. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle Format. Book excerpt: A nation shattered by its president’s murder Two diaries that reveal the true scope of an American conspiracy A detective determined to bring the truth to light, no matter what it costs him From award-winning journalist Timothy L. O’Brien comes a gripping historical thriller that poses a provocative question: What if the plot to assassinate President Lincoln was wider and more sinister than we ever imagined? In late spring of 1865, as America mourns the death of its leader, Washington, D.C., police detective Temple McFadden makes a startling discovery. Strapped to the body of a dead man at the B&O Railroad station are two diaries, two documents that together reveal the true depth of the Lincoln conspiracy. Securing the diaries will put Temple’s life in jeopardy—and will endanger the fragile peace of a nation still torn by war. Temple’s quest to bring the conspirators to justice takes him on a perilous journey through the gaslit streets of the Civil War–era capital, into bawdy houses and back alleys where ruthless enemies await him in every shadowed corner. Aided by an underground network of friends—and by his wife, Fiona, a nurse who possesses a formidable arsenal of medicinal potions—Temple must stay one step ahead of Lafayette Baker, head of the Union Army’s spy service. Along the way, he’ll run from or rely on Edwin Stanton, Lincoln’s fearsome secretary of war; the legendary Scottish spymaster Allan Pinkerton; abolitionist Sojourner Truth; the photographer Alexander Gardner; and many others. Bristling with twists and building to a climax that will leave readers gasping, The Lincoln Conspiracy offers a riveting new account of what truly motivated the assassination of one of America’s most beloved presidents—and who participated in the plot to derail the train of liberty that Lincoln set in motion. Praise for The Lincoln Conspiracy “History as a dangerous, inventive game . . . fascinating.”—Martin Cruz Smith “A notable fiction debut with an appealing detective hero and plenty of action. It gets off to a fast start and never stops.”—Library Journal “A historical puzzle as labyrinthine and grandiose as Scheherazade’s tales . . . As clever as Sherlock Holmes, as wily as Pendergast in Preston and Child’s series, and wickedly funny on top of it all, the irresistible McFadden is due to return in a sequel—thank goodness!”—Booklist (starred review) “[A] fast-paced, well-conceived adventure . . . There is nothing more fun than losing oneself in O’Brien’s rich and riotous mixture of reimagination and fact.”—Historical Novels Review “Gripping . . . The history and overall arc of the novel are superb . . . and Temple McFadden proves to be a worthwhile hero.”—Associated Press

The Lincoln Conspiracy

The Lincoln Conspiracy
  • Author : Timothy L. O'Brien
  • Publisher : Ballantine Books
  • Release Date : 2012-09-18
  • Total pages : 368
  • ISBN : 0345535596
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Summary : A nation shattered by its president’s murder Two diaries that reveal the true scope of an American conspiracy A detective determined to bring the truth to light, no matter what it costs him From award-winning journalist Timothy L. O’Brien comes a gripping historical thriller that poses a provocative ...

The Lincoln Conspiracy

The Lincoln Conspiracy
  • Author : Brad Meltzer,Josh Mensch
  • Publisher : Flatiron Books
  • Release Date : 2020-05-05
  • Total pages : 448
  • ISBN : 0345535596
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Summary : Brad Meltzer and Josh Mensch, the bestselling authors of The First Conspiracy, which covers the secret plot against George Washington, now turn their attention to a little-known, but true story about a failed assassination attempt on the sixteenth president in The Lincoln Conspiracy. Everyone knows the story of Abraham Lincoln’...

The Trial

The Trial
  • Author : Edward Steers
  • Publisher : University Press of Kentucky
  • Release Date : 2003-07-31
  • Total pages : 421
  • ISBN : 0345535596
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Summary : On the night of April 14, 1865, John Wilkes Booth assassinated President Abraham Lincoln in what he envisioned part of a scheme to plunge the federal government into chaos and gain a reprieve for the struggling Confederacy. The plan failed. By April 26, Booth was killed resisting capture and eight of the nine ...

The Lincoln Assassination Conspiracy Trial and Its Legacy

The Lincoln Assassination Conspiracy Trial and Its Legacy
  • Author : Frederick Hatch
  • Publisher : McFarland
  • Release Date : 2014-12-24
  • Total pages : 244
  • ISBN : 0345535596
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Summary : The eight people charged with conspiring to assassinate President Abraham Lincoln were tried by a military commission under military law. The author contends that this was illegal, since the civilian legal system was fully functioning. The many ways in which the defendants’ rights were violated are described, as are the ...

The Lincoln Murder Conspiracies

The Lincoln Murder Conspiracies
  • Author : William Hanchett
  • Publisher : University of Illinois Press
  • Release Date : 1986
  • Total pages : 303
  • ISBN : 0345535596
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Summary : Examines the many theories that have led to speculation that Lincoln's assassination was a conspiracy....

The Lincoln Conspiracy

The Lincoln Conspiracy
  • Author : Brad Meltzer,Josh Mensch
  • Publisher : Flatiron Books
  • Release Date : 2021-05-04
  • Total pages : 448
  • ISBN : 0345535596
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Summary : Brad Meltzer and Josh Mensch, the bestselling authors of The First Conspiracy, which covers the secret plot against George Washington, now turn their attention to a little-known, but true story about a failed assassination attempt on the sixteenth president in The Lincoln Conspiracy. Everyone knows the story of Abraham Lincoln’...

The Lincoln Assassination

The Lincoln Assassination
  • Author : Craig L. Symonds,Frank J. Williams
  • Publisher : Fordham University Press
  • Release Date : 2014-12-03
  • Total pages : 256
  • ISBN : 0345535596
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Summary : The assassination of President Abraham Lincoln remains one of the most prominent events in U.S. history. It continues to attract enormous and intense interest from scholars, writers, and armchair historians alike, ranging from painstaking new research to wild-eyed speculation. At the end of the Lincoln bicentennial year, and the ...

The Lincoln Assassination Encyclopedia

The Lincoln Assassination Encyclopedia
  • Author : Edward Steers, Jr.
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Release Date : 2010-05-11
  • Total pages : 640
  • ISBN : 0345535596
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Summary : “In this encyclopedia of Lincoln’s assassination, Edward Steers, Jr., the foremost scholar of the assassination, has assembled knowledge of the subject scattered in documents and writings over a period of nearly a century and a half, organized it authoritatively and comprehensively, and written about it clearly.” —William Hanchett, author ...

The Lincoln Assassination

The Lincoln Assassination
  • Author : William C. Edwards,Edward Steers
  • Publisher : University of Illinois Press
  • Release Date : 2010-10-01
  • Total pages : 1488
  • ISBN : 0345535596
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Summary : On April 22, 1865, Brevet Colonel H. L. Burnett was assigned to head the investigation into the murder of President Abraham Lincoln and the attempted murder of Secretary of State William H. Seward. Burnett orchestrated the collection of thousands of documents for the Military Commission’s trial of the conspirators. This deep ...

The Lincoln Conspiracy

The Lincoln Conspiracy
  • Author : David W. Balsiger,Charles E. Sellier
  • Publisher : Los Angeles, Calif. : Schick Sunn Classic Books
  • Release Date : 1977
  • Total pages : 320
  • ISBN : 0345535596
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Summary : On April 14, 1965, President Abraham Lincoln was assassinated while attending a play at Ford's Theatre. Historical accounts tell us the murder was committed by a crazed actor named John Wilkes Booth, and no one else. Now, after more than a century, startling new answers are uncovered....

The Lincoln Assassination The Rewards Files

The Lincoln Assassination   The Rewards Files
  • Author : William C. Edwards
  • Publisher : William Edwards
  • Release Date : 2022-05-26
  • Total pages : 212
  • ISBN : 0345535596
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Summary : After the trial of the conspirators was over, the Govt. called for claims to the rewards. Many of the Detectives, Soldiers and citizens involved wrote detailed descriptions and sometimes submitted original reports to support their claims....

The Lincoln Assassination

The Lincoln Assassination
  • Author : Harold Holzer,Craig L. Symonds,Frank J. Williams
  • Publisher : Fordham Univ Press
  • Release Date : 2010
  • Total pages : 259
  • ISBN : 0345535596
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Summary : "A bonanza of penetrating, insightful and thoughtful essays on multiple aspects of Lincoln's assassination that will be warmly welcomed by scholars and amateurs alike."---Anthony S. Pitch, author of "They Have Killed Papa Dead!": The Road to Ford's Theatre, Abraham Lincoln's Murder; and the Rage for Vengeance --...

What Really Happened The Lincoln Assassination

What Really Happened  The Lincoln Assassination
  • Author : Robert J. Hutchinson
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2020-04-07
  • Total pages : 256
  • ISBN : 0345535596
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Summary : Think You Know Everything about the Lincoln Assassination? Think Again. After 150 years, many unsolved mysteries and enduring urban legends still surround the assassination of Abraham Lincoln by the popular stage actor John Wilkes Booth. In a new look at the case, award-winning history author Robert J. Hutchinson (The Politically Incorrect ...

Alias Paine

Alias   Paine
  • Author : Betty J. Ownsbey
  • Publisher : McFarland
  • Release Date : 2015-01-27
  • Total pages : 220
  • ISBN : 0345535596
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Summary : The most enigmatic of the associates of Lincoln assassin John Wilkes Booth, Confederate soldier Lewis Thornton Powell, using the alias Lewis Paine, was a key player in the postwar attempt to undermine the Federal government. On the night Lincoln was shot, 20-year-old Powell burst into the house of William Seward ...

The Lincoln Assassination Conspiracy Trial and Its Legacy

The Lincoln Assassination Conspiracy Trial and Its Legacy
  • Author : Frederick Hatch
  • Publisher : McFarland Publishing
  • Release Date : 2014-11-01
  • Total pages : 244
  • ISBN : 0345535596
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Summary : "The eight people charged with conspiring to assassinate President Abraham Lincoln were tried by a military commission under military law. The author contends that this was illegal. The many ways in which the defendants' rights were violated are described, as are the ways in which the trial testimony was either ...