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What If Lincoln Never Made It to His First Inauguration?

Daniel Stashower's 'The Hour of Peril' details a thwarted assassination attempt

How Allan Pinkerton, America's first private eye, saved Abraham Lincoln's life in 1861 is a little-known story now told in full in The Hour of Peril: The Secret Plot to Murder Lincoln Before the Civil War.Back to Article

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