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Lincoln's Last Hours by [Leale,  Charles A.]
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4.7 out of 5 stars 3 customer reviews

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 154 KB
  • Print Length: 29 pages
  • Publisher: Start Classics (1 Jan. 2014)
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00HQ4UCY2
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars 3 customer reviews
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I am particularly interested in Lincoln, and this book covered the infamous result pretty well, and well detailed. On the other hand, all of the circumstances around the 16th president's death are quite well known and come from many sources, but this is a good collection of the facts, and surprises once in a while with a detail you might not have heard or read earlier. If the Civil War era and Lincoln in particular is of interest, you really should add this book, it's good value as well.
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Written by the doctor who administered medical care to Abraham Lincoln immediately after he was shot so this book is full of historical detail. Also it was interesting to read, from a first-hand account, about medicinal care and medical attitudes towards the family in the nineteenth century.
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We all know Lincoln was shot but did know how it was during the year 1863. The good Doctor is able to give us an insight how the doctors tried to save him but without any of our knowledge and all the things we take forgranted in modern hospitals.
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Amazon.com: 4.5 out of 5 stars 214 reviews
33 of 33 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars a speech written by the first doctor on the scene 26 Oct. 2009
By A Customer - Published on Amazon.com
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i purchased this out of an interest in learning more about the scene of LIncoln's death. Leale gives some backstory about how he came to be at Ford's theatre and the moments before Lincoln's assassination as well as his immediate involvement in treating the dying president there after.He also describes the actions of the people around him. including Mary Todd. Some of the information is heartbreaking but is at times delivered in the very detatched manner of a doctor describing his medical methods, with fair amounts of religious comments and a bit of self-puffing peppered throughout.

Leale is very descriptive and after reading this i felt as though i had actually been there. Though it is short, LINCOLN'S LAST HOURS is a speech after all and i found it well worth the read.
14 of 14 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars First-hand account 20 May 2009
By Thomas Cole - Published on Amazon.com
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This is a very short text. I believe it was written by the attending physician, upon the assassination of Lincoln. Any history buff will find this first-hand account fascinating, simply because you get to be at the scene of the crime, through the eyes of the author.

The book is very short. I picked it up on my Kindle, so I'm not sure, but it may be basically a periodical.
12 of 12 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars An Important Little Book 19 May 2011
By Raymond H. Mullen - Published on Amazon.com
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For any Lincoln fan, this is a must read. It is short and very easy to read but a really, really good addition to your library.
7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Good 1st person account 28 Dec. 2011
By Mickey - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Kindle Edition
This is a really good 1st person account reading from the begining when the President was shot right up to the moment of his last breath and a nations great loss. It's a short read and if you're a Civil War nut or a Lincoln fan this is a must read.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Context 14 July 2012
By Linda L. Owens - Published on Amazon.com
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The memoir was written ~50 years after the assaination and I was reading it in 2012. Very interesting switching my head back and forth in time in order to follow the writer in context. Dr. Leale's writing reads like the doctor's/nurse's notes we take to cover ourselves in case of legal issues. Happily I can translate medical jargon making this purcahse an enjoyable quick read.
Recoommend it for Civil War buffs with a smattering of medical knowledge.
Linda Owens
Boston, MA
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