Stealing Lincoln's Body

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Stealing Lincoln's Body By Thomas J. Craughwell Cover Image
ISBN: 9780674030398
Availability: Special Order
Published: Belknap Press - October 1st, 2008

Immaculately researched account of one of the most bizarre plots in American history -- to steal the body of Abraham Lincoln from its resting place in Springfield, Illinois and hold it for ransom. The book provides a detailed picture of the inner workings of the Secret Service during that period, as well as a not terribly sympathetic assessment of the stony temperament of the slain president's only surviving son, Robert. ~ Reviewed by Alden Graves