The Lincoln Conspiracy: The Secret Plot to Kill America's Sixteenth President—and Why It Failed
by Brad Meltzer
- American History, Civil War
The first deadly plot against Lincoln
Brad Meltzer, The New York Times bestselling author, returns with a thrilling true story about a failed assassination attempt on President Lincoln.
Everyone knows the story of Abraham Lincoln’s death in 1865, but few are aware of the original conspiracy to kill him four years earlier in 1861. The conspirators were part of a pro-Southern secret society that didn’t want an anti-slavery President in the White House. They planned an elaborate scheme to assassinate the new President in Baltimore, as Lincoln’s inauguration train passed through en route to the Capitol. Had the assassination succeeded, there would have been no Lincoln Presidency, and the course of the Civil War and American history would have forever been altered.
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|Release Date:||April 28, 2020|