Table of Contents for Hour of Peril : The Secret Plot to Murder Lincoln Before the Civil War


Author's Note ix
Introduction: Long, Narrow Boxes 1(8)
PART ONE THE COOPER AND THE RAIL-SPLITTER
7(70)
Prologue: His Hour Had Not Yet Come 9(8)
1 The Apprentice
17(8)
2 How I Became a Detective
25(12)
3 Ardent Spirits
37(10)
4 Pink Lady
47(12)
5 Let Us Dare to Do Our Duty
59(10)
6 It's Coming Yet
69(8)
PART TWO PLUMS AND NUTS
77(180)
7 A Pig-Tail Whistle
79(16)
8 Mobtown
95(12)
9 Suspicions of Danger
107(12)
10 Hostile Organizations
119(14)
11 The Man and the Hour
133(12)
12 If I Alone Must Do It
145(14)
13 A Postponed Rebellion
159(10)
14 A Rabid Rebel
169(12)
15 A Single Red Ballot
181(14)
16 Whitewash
195(16)
17 The Music Agent
211(10)
18 A Few Determined Men
221(12)
19 An Assault of Some Kind
233(10)
20 The Assassin's Knife
243(14)
PART THREE THE MARTYR AND THE SCAPEGOAT
257(46)
21 The Flight of Abraham
259(10)
22 The Hour of Peril
269(16)
23 Some Very Tall Swearing
285(18)
Epilogue: An Infamous Lie 303(30)
Acknowledgments 333(2)
Select Bibliography 335(6)
Index 341