Lincoln's Final Hours (Canavan) - Book Reviews

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While Lincoln’s assassination has been covered in numerous books and articles, Canavan offers a fresh look at the subject. Her use of sources goes well beyond that which most scholars have used, and she writes with a flair not often found in historical works.
Edward Steers, Jr., author of Blood on the Moon and The Lincoln Assassination: The Evidence


Just when you thought there wasn’t anything new to say about Abe Lincoln’s assassination, along comes Ms. Canavan to reveal elements of the saga that will startle and enthrall even the most hard-core of Lincoln aficionados, including what must rank as the single most petty act by any one individual in the history of America—but I’ll save that for the book.
Erik Larson, bestselling author of Devil in the White City, In the Garden of the Beasts, and Dead Wake


By the words spilled upon these pages the author has magically allowed us to walk with Lincoln on his last day toward the nightmare that enveloped the world in April 1865.
Joan Chaconas, historian at the Surratt House Museum


While there have been thousands of books written about Lincoln's assassination, Lincoln's Final Hours is a welcome addition to a crowded field. Fast-paced, dramatic and exciting, the reader will be hard pressed to put it down. The author, with her exquisite writing, has ensured this.
Frank J. Williams, founding chair of The Lincoln Forum


Canavan has performed excellent research in winnowing out myriad human interest details on all of the characters involved, from Booth himself, to photographer Julius Ulke taking an eloquent image of the blood-soaked death bed just minutes after Lincoln’s body was removed. The result is a fast-paced, moving, yet authoritative account of the people caught up in the fallout of Booth’s mad act.
History Book Club review - William C. Davis, author of Jefferson Davis: The Man and His Hour

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