The Murder of Willie Lincoln
- General Interest
How—and why—did President Lincoln’s son die?
1862: As the Civil War rages on, tragedy strikes the White House when President Abraham Lincoln’s beloved son, Willie, is taken by typhoid fever.
But was this really the cause of his death? A message arrives, suggesting otherwise. Lincoln asks trusted aide John Hay to investigate. Some see Hay as a gadfly, but he loves the president and is determined to find the truth.
His investigation shows Hay the loftiest and lowest corners of Washington City, from the gentleman’s dining room at Willard’s Hotel to alley hovels, wartime hospitals, and the dome-less Capitol’s vermin-infested sub-basement. As he matches wits with General McClellan, William Seward, and Allan Pinkerton, what Hay discovers could destroy not only Lincoln, but a nation.
“A smashing idea…with vividly drawn characters, fully rendered relationships, and a twisty plot that reveals a family in crisis. You won’t guess whodunit until the final, suspenseful page.”—Doris Kearns Goodwin
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|Release Date:||February 21, 2017|