The Lincoln Conspiracy: The Secret Plot To Kill America's 16th President--And Why It Failed
ISBN: 1250317479
EAN13: 9781250317476
Language: English
Release Date: May 5, 2020
Pages: 416
Dimensions: 2" H x 9.25" L x 6.12" W
Weight: 1.737243 lbs.
Format: Hardcover
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Everyone knows that Abraham Lincoln was assassinated, but how many know that there was a previous, unsuccessful attempt on his life? Let narrator Scott Brick tell you all about it.Brick can make a nursery rhyme sound exciting, and he's on fire in this audiobook. -- AudioFile Magazine

The bestselling authors of The First Conspiracy, which covers the secret plot against George Washington, now turn their attention to a little-known, but true story about a failed assassination attempt on President Lincoln

Everyone knows the story of Abraham Lincoln's assassination in 1865, but few are aware of the original conspiracy to kill him four years earlier in 1861, literally on his way to Washington, D.C., for his first inauguration. The conspirators were part of a pro-Southern secret society that didn't want an antislavery President in the White House. They planned an elaborate scheme to assassinate the brand new President in Baltimore as Lincoln's inauguration train passed through en route to the Capitol. The plot was investigated by famed detective Allan Pinkerton, who infiltrated the group with undercover agents, including one of the first female private detectives in America. Had the assassination succeeded, there would have been no Lincoln Presidency, and Read More chevron_right

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   Not worth the money
This is nothing more than a rehash of the same old story ; it is just a retelling of the original by Allen Pinkerton. There are several key people who were involved in helping uncover the plot and are not even mentioned, Don 't get me wrong, Pinkerton was very involved and has his own story to tell, but there are many others who came to the same conclusion and were instrumental in revealing the plot.
 
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   Fabulous book!
The Lincoln Conspiracy is a compelling, quick-moving non-fiction book that keeps your interest from beginning to end.
 
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   Very interesting
The authors place the reader in time and take you in the story as it unfolds. Easy to read and fun to watch. Liked the shorter chapters, so that you could stop easily if necessary.
 
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   Every American Should read this book especially those in high places
If you think you know some thing about our civil war or Abraham Lincoln, think again. The same goes for the theory that this war was not really about slavery. This mesmerizing book opened my eyes and my mind. It contains a treasure trove of historical facts and data that I have consumed. I read the text of the articles of secession in South Carolina and was shocked at the ugly and hateful language. I dream that this book might find its way to our school system as a required reading. And maybe find its way into the minds of some of our untrained leaders to teach them literally about our history. It is also a helpful background for those trying to understand Black Lives Matter. Brad congratulations!
 
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   Great Historical Story
The book is filled with a great historical perspective of this time, which is now eerily similar to our times. You can not put the book down.
 
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   LOVED it!
This book was more interesting and engaging than I imagined it could be, and I am already a huge Brad Meltzer fan! I learned so much and felt like I was there with President Lincoln, as his agents rescued him from the imminent threat of assassination. So many tidbits that I shared with friends and family over the days that I never knew before reading this book, and to be honest, I never enjoyed learning history, as I did while reading The Lincoln Conspiracy. If Brad taught history at school, I would be much smarter when it comes to our nation and such, because he is such a great storyteller. You must pick this book and add it to your library, you'll be so glad you did!
 
5
   Excellent!
Well written, non - fiction that reads like a novel. The 16th President brings the life of the 16th Vice.
 
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   I ate this up in one day and I wanted more!
This is how American history should be taught, with interesting information, true bits of knowledge and empathy and understanding of Abraham Lincoln's most difficult and stressful time as president. I was taught to revere him, but I am now in awe of him and his brave deeds for our mankind and our nation. We need more from him! Book is great!
 
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   For my Mother, she luvs this book because of that history that wasn’t known before!
I have received this book for my mother. I heard the story about this book about the secret attempt to kill President Lincoln on a train before becoming president. After hearing about the author on a radio show talking about his latest book, I was so much memorized about the details. I have so received this book for my mother and she luvs it because she never heard this story before about Lincoln. Very Well Written '', very helpful in many cases. This book should be made into a film.
 
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   A Great Book For Our Times
I have loved history since my college history professor at Michigan, David Lewis, taught two courses that spanned both American history and business. Professor Lewis fleshed and made the strengths and foibles of the historical characters human. There are so many rhyming lessons in history. When I hear people say that nothing ever happened like that, I know that they haven 't studied history. Brad brings out both the bitterness and partisan political divide of the 1860s and also the known first plot to kill Lincoln before he even took office. I knew some of Allan Pinkerton's personal background, but nothing about Kate Warne, his 26-year-old employee who becomes America's first female detective. What a great thriller to be brought to life by a great author. Brad, thank you!
 
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