NEW DATE: Wednesday, February 13
TIME: 1:00 p.m.
You’re not going to want to miss this Book Chat on Dan Abram and David Fisher’s spellbinding book, Lincoln’s Last Trial: The Murder Case That Propelled Him to the Presidency. Most people are familiar with Lincoln, the president, but this compelling account of a notorious murder case features transcripts from the actual trial spun into a compelling tale that showcases Lincoln’s outstanding legal skills. Here’s what reviewers have to say about the book:
“Dan Abrams and David Fisher write the heart-pounding pulse of history. Abraham Lincoln: the dusty shoes, the weary eyes, the Jedi mastery of a jury in a true case of life and death. So pull up a chair. This book not only brings a rare transcript to life, it makes you feel as if you are watching a live camera riveted on a courtroom more than 150 years ago.” —Diane Sawyer
“You didn’t know that Abraham Lincoln was the defense lawyer in a notorious murder case on the eve of his presidency? Neither did I. But Dan Abrams and David Fisher tell the remarkable tale in Lincoln’s Last Trial, and the story is both compelling on its own terms and a lesson about some eternal truths about criminal justice.” —Jeffrey Toobin, author of American Heiress
“The authors give readers a moment-by-moment account of the murder trial, which featured a well-liked young victim, a claim of self-defense, [and] a deathbed admission… Lincoln enthusiasts will find the illumination of his preternatural legal skills a worthy subject; casual readers will find the centerpiece murder trial an engrossing legal thriller.” —Publishers Weekly
Join community member Dawn Russell as she leads a session of group discussion on this fascinating book. No need to pre-register, and there is no cost—just join us!