The Case of Abraham Lincoln

The Case of Abraham Lincoln

A Story of Adultery, Murder, and the Making of A Great President

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Baker & Taylor
Documents the events surrounding a mid-nineteenth-century Springfield blacksmith's murder trial that would define Abraham Lincoln's legal career, evaluating how the case reflected the beliefs of the time and placed Lincoln in a national spotlight. 50,000 first printing.

McMillan Palgrave

The year 1856 was a pivotal one for this country, witnessing the birth of the Republican Party as we know it. But it was also a critical year in the troubled political life of Abraham Lincoln. As a lawyer, he tried his most scandalous murder case. At the same time, he made a decision which unleashed his soaring abilities for the first time, a decision which reverberates to this day: whether or not to join the new Republican Party. The Case of Abraham Lincoln offers the first-ever account of the suspenseful Anderson Murder Case, and Lincoln’s role in it. Bestselling historian Fenster not only examines the case that changed Lincoln’s fate, but portrays his day-to-day life as a circuit lawyer and how it shaped him as a politician. In a book that draws a picture of Lincoln in court and at home during that memorable season of 1856, Fenster also offers a close-up look at Lincoln’s political work, much of it masterful, some of it adventurous, in building the party that would change his fate – and that of the nation.



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The year 1856 was a pivotal one for this country, witnessing the birth of the Republican Party as we know it.  But it was also a critical year in the troubled political life of Abraham Lincoln.  As a lawyer, he tried his most scandalous murder case.  At the same time, he made a decision which unleashed his soaring abilities for the first time, a decision which reverberates to this day: whether or not to join the new Republican Party.  The Case of Abraham Lincoln offers the first-ever account of the suspenseful Anderson Murder Case, and Lincoln’s role in it.  Bestselling historian Fenster not only examines the case that changed Lincoln’s fate, but portrays his day-to-day life as a circuit lawyer and how it shaped him as a politician. In a book that draws a picture of Lincoln in court and at home during that memorable season of 1856, Fenster also offers a close-up look at Lincoln’s political work, much of it masterful, some of it adventurous, in building the party that would change his fate – and that of the nation.


Baker
& Taylor

Documents the events surrounding a mid-nineteenth-century Springfield blacksmith's murder trial that would define Abraham Lincoln's legal career, evaluating how the case reflected the beliefs of the time and placed Lincoln in the national spotlight.

Publisher: New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2007
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9781403976352
140397635X
Branch Call Number: 973.7092 F366c 2007
Characteristics: 255 p., [10] p. of plates : ill., maps ; 25 cm

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