Dan Abrams Lincoln's Last Trial
Left Bank Books and Maryville Talks Books welcome ABC News Cheif Legal Affairs Anchor Dan Abrams, who will sign and discuss his new book, "Lincoln's Last Trial: The Murder Case that Propelled Him to the Presidency"!
This event is free and open to the public, but RSVPs are required. Proof of purchase of "Lincoln's Last Trial" from Left Bank Books will be required to enter the signing line.
At the end of the summer of 1859, twenty-two-year-old Peachy Quinn Harrison went on trial for murder in Springfield, Illinois. Abraham Lincoln, who had been involved in more than three thousand casesincluding more than twenty-five murder trialsduring his two-decades-long career, was hired to defend him. This was to be his last great case as a lawyer. "Lincolns Last Trial" captures the presidential hopefuls dramatic courtroom confrontations in vivid detail as he fights for his clientbut also for his own blossoming political future. It is a moment in history that shines a light on our legal system, as in this case Lincoln fought a legal battle that remains incredibly relevant today.
Maryville University Auditorium (View)
650 Maryville University Dr.
St. Louis, MO 63141
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