A young Union Army Doctor, attending a play at Ford's Theater in Washington, D.C., on April 14, 1865, is a witness to the assassination of President Abraham Lincoln. He is the first doctor to reach the President's side in an attempt to save his life. Dr. Charles Augustus Leale details every moment of the tragedy, from forcing open the door of the Presidential box, his words with Mrs. Lincoln, his decision to move the president from the theater, to the final moments of President Lincoln's life.
Warfare in the sky for the first time in history! The French Lafayette Espadrille accepts Americans to serve as pilots before America's entry into World War I. James Norman Hall describes his frightening experiences flying over enemy lines and his soul searching when commanded to kill. He recounts his training in a French flight school, his friendships with other trainees and his crash landing in German territory.
"Dated yet still a very good story"