Dan Abrams - Lincoln's Last Trial: The Murder Case That Propelled Him to the Presidency — in conversation with David Gregory

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Thursday, June 14, 2018 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm

Before taking up politics full time, Lincoln practiced law for two decades and was involved in more than three thousand cases. His last one, a murder, went to trial in Springfield, Illinois, in 1859. Followed nationally, it gave the presidential hopeful a chance to secure his image as strong and capable. For Lincoln personally, it posed several dilemmas. He represented the accused killer, the son of a friend and supporter, but Lincoln had also been close to the victim. Drawing on the one case Lincoln tried for which a nearly complete transcript exists, Abrams, Chief Legal Affairs Anchor for ABC News and host of Sixty Days In and Live PD on the A&E network, vividly recreates an overlooked moment that helped determine Lincoln’s future as well as the nation’s. Abrams will be in conversation with David Gregory, CNN political analyst.

 

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ISBN: 9781335424693
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Published: Hanover Square Press - June 5th, 2018

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