THIS WEEK IN APRIL

  1. Tuesday Feb 5 DANIEL STASHOWER TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 5; 7 PM DANIEL STASHOWER will introduce The Hour of Peril, a nonfiction account of a true plot to assassinate President-elect Abraham Lincoln in 1861 as he was on his way through Baltimore to Washington for his inauguration....
  2. Friday Feb 8 JULIE CROSS FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 8, 7 PM JULIE CROSS, author of Tempest, will introduce Vortex, her new young adult novel which combines time travel, romance, and an abundance of action. We met Jackson Meyer in Tempest and he’s back again in Vortex...
  3. Sunday Feb 10 PETER LERANGIS SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 10; 2 PM Children’s author PETER LERANGIS will present his newest novel, Seven Wonders: Book 1: The Colossus Rises. According to the author, it’s a “combustible mix of ordinary kids thrown into an extraordinary world of mystical settings,...
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DANIEL STASHOWER

TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 5; 7 PM

DANIEL STASHOWER will introduce The Hour of Peril, a nonfiction account of a true plot to assassinate President-elect Abraham Lincoln in 1861 as he was on his way through Baltimore to Washington for his inauguration. The plot was thwarted by Allan Pinkerton and his team of detectives, including America’s first female Private Eye, Kate Warne. MINOTAUR

Harlan Coben has this to say about The Hour of Peril: “The world’s most famous private eye saves Abraham Lincoln’s life—and perhaps the Union itself? Sounds like fiction, but in Daniel Stashower’s riveting new book, it’s all true. It’s history that reads like a race-against-the clock thriller.” Gary Krist adds: “The Hour of Peril is a brilliant feat of narrative history. In a tense hour-by-hour account, Stashower manages to combine the careful historian’s rigor with the novelist’s sense of vivid drama to recreate one of the most fascinating and controversial episodes in the history of the Civil War. A totally absorbing read.” Lincoln and Civil War historians won’t want to miss it!

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