Books: Assassination's Aftermath

TWENTY DAYS by Dorofhy Meserve Kunhardt and Philip B. Kunhardt Jr. 312 pages. Harper & Row. $ 11.95.

The assassination of Abraham Lincoln is one chapter in history that most Americans feel they know by heart. Yet, though it hardly seems possible, this superb big book has found new sources and new perspectives which take on special import in the wake of the assassination in Dallas.

Twenty Days covers the period from the moment Lincoln fell mortally wounded to the time his body was laid to rest at Springfield. Authors Dorothy and Philip Kunhardt are mother and son. Mrs. Kunhardt's father, the late...

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