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06.13.2018 | Dan Abrams signs and discusses “Lincoln’s Last Trial” | Free

June 13 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Categories: Historical, Literature & Poetry


Left Bank Books and Maryville Talks Books welcome ABC News Chief Legal Affairs Anchor Dan Abrams, who will sign and discuss his new book, “Lincoln’s Last Trial: The Murder Case that Propelled Him to the Presidency”!

This event is free and open to the public, but RSVPs are required at Proof of purchase of Lincoln’s Last Trial from Left Bank Books will be required to enter the signing line.

At the end of the summer of 1859, twenty-two-year-old Peachy Quinn Harrison went on trial for murder in Springfield, Illinois. Abraham Lincoln, who had been involved in more than three thousand cases—including more than twenty-five murder trials—during his two-decades-long career, was hired to defend him. This was to be his last great case as a lawyer. “Lincoln’s Last Trial” captures the presidential hopeful’s dramatic courtroom confrontations in vivid detail as he fights for his client—but also for his own blossoming political future.

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