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April 15, 1865. President Lincoln is dead and the country in turmoil.Secretary of War Edwin Stanton takes control, determined to bring the assassin to justice—but the hunt for John Wilkes Booth isn’t all that grips Stanton.Lincoln’s successor, Vice President Andrew Johnson, is likely to bend to southern interests and undo the very progress for which Lincoln died. Edwin Stanton must employ every bit of political wile he can muster to secure the future of the freed slaves, and the nation.Consumed by his conviction, Stanton will betray his friends, his honor, and...
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4.8 stars from 1,561 ratings
I'm an inveterate listener to vintage radio shows like Sherlock Holmes and I Love A Mystery. Finding a modern and timely piece that has that same theatrical flare is an absolute thrill. Thank you for amazing work!Read full review »
Otterkit via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 12/07/19
among the best!
1865 is so well written and performed that I would love to see it made for TV. Definitely worth the listen.
Silvn via Apple Podcasts · Canada · 12/04/19
History Truly Repeats Itself!
I’m speechless and glad I don’t have time to speak because I was too engrossed in this beautifully written and delivered podcast of US History! For those that think our leaders are any different now than from the beginning.. they need to listen. I’m not a huge history buff, but the host’s...Read full review »
Nike Noodle via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 11/27/19
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