Summary of Lincoln's Last Trial
Lincoln's Last Trial: The Murder Case That Propelled Him to the Presidency byDan Abrams: Conversation StartersAbraham Lincoln was the lead defense counsel in the trial State of Illinois vs. Peachy Quinn Harrison. Harrison was accused of murder after stabbing and killing Greek Crafton just outside the town of Springfield. The victim was his trainee in his law office while the accused was the son of a dear friend a political supporter. The trial, held in the summer of 1859, was a crucial moment that would have a pivotal impact on his future. The trial also required Lincoln to work with a political enemy, a preacher who had been twice his contender in his attempts to win political office and one who accused him of being an infidel and faithless. This book came into being when the Lincoln Legal Papers, with 96,000 documents collected from 1985 to 2000 were made available online by the Lincoln Presidential Library. The documents were accessed by Dan Abrams and David Fisher who went on to write Lincoln's Last Trial, a book that gives a deeper understanding of the 16th president's two decade's work as a lawyer.Lincoln's Last Trial is an Instant New York Times bestseller and is proclaimed the 2018 favorite and best book by the Washington Independent Review of Books, Suspense Magazine, and Mental Floss.A Brief Look Inside:EVERY GOOD BOOK CONTAINS A WORLD FAR DEEPERthan the surface of its pages. The characters and their world come alive,and the characters and its world still live on.Conversation Starters is peppered with questions designed tobring us beneath the surface of the pageand invite us into the world that lives on.These questions can be used to create hours of conversation:Foster a deeper understanding of the bookPromote an atmosphere of discussion for groupsAssist in the study of the book, either individually or corporatelyExplore unseen realms of the book as never seen beforeDisclaimer: This book you are about to enjoy is an independent companion resource of the original book, enhancing your experience. If you have not yet purchased a copy of the original book, please do before purchasing these unofficial Conversation Starters.© Copyright 2019 Download your copy now on saleRead it on your PC, Mac, iOS or Android smartphone, tablet devices.
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