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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


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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 left-bank.com/abrams. 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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