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  • Author:
    Edoardo Ballerini,Daniel Stashower
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Very interesting and informative of the plot to kill Lincoln before he was even sworn in as the new president in 1861

Pinkerton had the philosophy that the ends always justify the means when it comes to ferreting out a crime. He is not a particularly appealing personality, and many of his tactics used to bribe and deceive potential conspirators seem extremely distasteful. Very interesting and informative of the plot to kill Lincoln before he was even sworn in as the new president in 1861. This is true history, but the author presents it in such a manner that it reads like a fictional thriller.

The Hour of Peril book. Daniel Stashower, the two-time Edgar awardwinning author of The. It encompasses far more an hour of danger; one gets a thorough understanding of the strife and distress in America as states begin to secede, transportation quandaries, and the power journalists had.

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A Washington Post Notable Nonfiction Book of 2013 Winner of the 2014 Edgar Award for Best Fact Crime Winner of the 2013 Agatha Award for Best Nonfiction Winner of the 2014 Anthony Award for Best Critical or Non-fiction Work Winner of the 2014 Macavity Award for Best Nonfiction. 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 THE HOUR OF PERIL.

Vii, 355 pages : 21 cm. Two-time Edgar award-winning author Daniel Stashower uncovers the riveting true story of the "Baltimore Plot," an audacious conspiracy to assassinate Abraham Lincoln on the eve of the Civil War. Includes bibliographi. Includes bibliographical references (pages 335-340) and index. Introduction: Long, narrow boxes - pt. 1. The cooper and the rail-splitter. - His hour had not yet come - The apprentice - How I became a detective - Ardent spirits - Pink lady - Let us dare to do our duty - It's coming yet - pt. 2. Plums and nuts.

His romantic disposition and the ease of his manner captivated many of the susceptible hearts of the beautiful Baltimore belles, whose eyes grew brighter in his presence, and who listened enraptured. to the poetic utterances which were whispered into their ears under the witching spell of music and moonlit nature. ALLAN PINKERTON on the efforts of Detective Harry Davies in BaltimoreDURING THE EARLY. WEEKS of February 1861, Pinkerton operative Harry Davies began spending a great deal of time in a Baltimore house of prostitution.

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In The Hour of Peril, Daniel Stashower chronicles Pinkerton’s efforts to prevent a. .

In The Hour of Peril, Daniel Stashower chronicles Pinkerton’s efforts to prevent a tragedy. It was February 1861, and Abraham Lincoln had just launched a 12-day celebratory train journey from his home in rural Illinois to Washington, where he would soon be inaugurated as 16th president of the United States. Stashower’s book revolves around the efforts of Allan Pinkerton, a legendary private detective who claimed to have uncovered a plot to kill Lincoln during his train tour’s last stop in Baltimore, .

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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


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What a page turner! Daniel Stashower's fast moving book covers a little known moment in America's past and is just what I look for in reading history: entertainment. As well as Lincoln's first brush with a political assassin, The Hour of Peril gives you a close up look at Allan Pinkerton's life and the birth of of his famous detective agency. From "rebel-rouser" in Scotland to a trouble-shooting handy man in rural America Pinkerton was quick to use his wits, as well as his fists, when it was time to help someone with a problem. Lincoln too was a man who wasn't afraid of controversy in his pursuit of an education or a political office. Neither man was one to back down in the face of danger. Put these two together in the same book and you have a recipe for excitement. Much as I hate to admit it, this was the first time I had ever heard of an early attempt on Lincoln's life and even though I knew he would survive to be sworn-in as president, the suspense was still there and once started this book was hard to put down. The main narrative follows president-elect Lincoln as he makes his way from Springfield, Illinois, via train, to Washington DC for his inauguration. Rather than a straight run from point A to point B, the train would meander through several eastern states, cross the Mason- Dixon Line, and stop a various cities along the way to give Lincoln a chance to meet the citizens and official dignitaries at each location. The last stop before DC was Baltimore, Maryland where Lincoln might face his harshest critics yet. With a possible political split between the northern and southern states looming in the Nation's future, the Maryland railway system was of strategic importance to both sides. Emotions were high in "The Monumental City", tempers flared and rumors ran rampant, this was no place for the faint of heart. Meanwhile, in Baltimore, Pinkerton was working undercover for companies like Adams Express and the Illinois Central Railroad. During the course of his investigations Pinkerton caught wind of a possible assassination plot to kill Lincoln. Now the race was on, Pinkerton was determined to find the source of the rumors and see Lincoln safely to Washington DC. Depending on who you talked to in the mid 1800's, Pinkerton was either a skilled detective or a hot headed muck-raker, either way Lincoln trusted him and, for the most part, went along with his plans. In his day, Pinkerton was criticized for some of his methods but he did establish many procedures for crime detection that are still in use today. At times he was a bit hard nosed and would do whatever it took to achieve his goals. If that meant stepping on a few toes, entrapping a suspect or sending his own people into danger, then that was the price you paid for law enforcement in 1861. I highly recommend this book to anyone interested in early American history, I found it well written and engrossing with just a touch of "film noir". Should the reader take Stashower's conclusions as the last word on this subject? Probably not, but if you'r interested, The Hour of Peril will lead you on to other books and authors who may have a slightly different take on the plot to kill Lincoln and on Pinkerton's merits for good or ill. From what I could determine Stashower's research was right-on and he seemed to be good a covering both sides of any controversy. I had no technical or formatting problems with this Kindle edition.

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I was intrigued by the title. I had vaguely heard about possible assassination attempts, but didn't know the histrionics. The fact that Pinkerton was involved (to what degree is part of the mystery) made it more compelling. The narrative moved through time chronologically. It was never slow paced. There were a lot of moving parts in the story. And they were set in many locales. The author moved from one place to another without confusing the reader. At the end, you are left knowing that there was a plot (or plots). But you also were left wondering how involved it was or how advanced the planning really was. The author didn't want to deal with hyperbole and speculation to fit together the narrative he believed to be true. He threw out the facts as he had researched and let the reader make up his or her own mind.
Mbon
Travelling from Springfield, Illinois to Washington D.C. in 1861 was no easy task. American railroads were piece-mealed across the country. One might travel from Springfield to Pittsburg, only to have to take a horse and buggy across town to the railway station that would take you on to Baltimore. In preparation for his first Inauguration, President Abraham Lincoln decided to travel cross-country by rail, and to stage "Whistle stops" along the way. Stashower's work describes the events surrounding a "rumored" assassination attempt as Abraham Lincoln made his way to Washington. Stashower's account of Allan Pinkerton's role in thwarting the assassination is interestingly presented. Full of detailed accounts of clandestine meetings and the beginnings of the "Secret Service's" protection of the President is well presented. However, Stashower concludes his account by lending credence to the argument that all of this could just have been a lot of hype generated by a self-serving, ostentatious person (Pinkerton).
Questanthr
Although I have read a lot of books on the Civil War and Lincoln, I was only vaguely familiar with the subjects of this book: the attempt (real or contrived) to assassinate Lincoln during Lincoln's train ride from Illinois through Baltimore to D.C. to be inaugurated as President and Allan Pinkerton, America's first private eye who set out to uncover and stop the assassination "cabal." Daniel Stashower's account of these intertwined stories is engrossing and exciting; while I knew how the plot would end, Stashower kept me on the edge of my seat throughout the entire book. Pinkerton had the philosophy that the ends always justify the means when it comes to ferreting out a crime. He is not a particularly appealing personality, and many of his tactics used to bribe and deceive potential conspirators seem extremely distasteful. Nevertheless, Stashower is persuasive that there was indeed a plot and that Pinkerton ultimately performed a tremendous service to the country by convincing Lincoln to change his travel plans and take the night train through Baltimore to escape the plotters. In sum, this book is great as both a history and a page-turner, and I would recommend it to fans of either genre.
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I listened to this story in audiobook form. It is extremely well presented. Very interesting and informative of the plot to kill Lincoln before he was even sworn in as the new president in 1861. This is true history, but the author presents it in such a manner that it reads like a fictional thriller. A few years ago I also read THE BALTIMORE PLOT that dealt with the same historic event regarding Lincoln. I thought that book was very good too, but if I had to recommend only one to read it would be THE HOUR OF PERIL...definitely worth 5 stars! The only negatives of this book is I felt the author spent way too much time on the life history of Pinkerton, the private detective who helped uncover the plot against Linoln. The other issue I had was since I had the audiobook version I did not have any maps or pictures to refer to as in the hardcover version. JJM