This is a BIG book -- 18 inches tall and at least a foot wide, but there are only 40 pages. The cover looks like it's old and worn out, but it's really brand new. Inside, the pages look like old yellowed newspaper articles. We first read about Lincoln's assassination and then about John Wilkes Booth, the assassin. There are "newspaper articles" on the group of assassins who plotted to kill LIncoln, and what happened to them.
After that there is much information on Lincoln's entire life, and the progress of the Civil War. Page 35 has a sobering progression of photographs, showing how much Lincoln aged from 1860 to 1865. The last page contains the poem by Walt Whitman, O Captain! My Captain!, mourning Lincoln's death.
Lincoln Shot: A President's LIfe Remembered is an excellent source for finding out about Abraham Lincoln in a concise manner. And along the way, you will find historic drawings and photos, along with a few ads appropriate to the 1860's for such things as splint bottom hickory chairs and men's tall black hats,