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Lincoln's Last Days is a gripping account of one of the most dramatic nights in American history—of how one gunshot changed the country forever. Adapted from Bill O'Reilly's bestselling historical thriller, Killing Lincoln, this book will have young readers—and grown-ups too—hooked on history.
In the spring of 1865, President Abraham Lincoln travels through Washington, D.C., after finally winning America's bloody Civil War. In the midst of celebrations, Lincoln is assassinated at Ford's Theatre by a famous actor named John Wilkes Booth. What follows is a thrilling chase, ending with a fiery shoot-out and swift justice for the perpetrators.
With an unforgettable cast of characters, page-turning action, vivid detail, and art on every spread, Lincoln's Last Days is history that reads like a thriller. This is a very special book, irresistible on its own or as a compelling companion to Killing Lincoln.
In August 2010, thirty-three miners were buried alive, two thousand feet below thesurface of the earth. After seventeen tense days, just as hope was nearly gone, rescuersmade contact with the men. Joy broke out around the world—all thirty-three menwere alive! But it would be long weeks before they emerged from the mine.What did the miners feel, trapped in the steamy darkness so far underground?What did they eat? How did they get along? And most important, how did they survivein those seventeen days when death lingered so near, and after, during the longwait for rescue?
This amazing true story about problem-solving, community, and real-life heroes ismade kid-friendly by veteran nonfiction writer Elaine Scott. It will inspire for years tocome.