Lincolns Last Trial



Lincolns Last Trial BOOKS Lincolns Last Trial Author Dan Abrams Petrasrobert.eu The True Story Of Abraham Lincoln S Last Murder Trial, A Strange Case In Which He Had A Deep Personal Involvement And Which Was Played Out In The Nation S Newspapers As He Began His Presidential Campaign.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 Than Three Thousand Cases Including Than Twenty Five Murder Trials During His Two Decades Long Career, Was Hired To Defend Him This Was To Be His Last Great Case As A Lawyer.What Normally Would Have Been A Local Case Took On Momentous Meaning Lincoln S Debates With Senator Stephen Douglas The Previous Fall Had Gained Him A National Following, Transforming The Little Known, Self Taught Lawyer Into A Respected Politician He Was Being Urged To Make A Dark Horse Run For The Presidency In 1860 Taking This Case Involved Great Risk His Reputation Was Untarnished, But Should He Lose This Trial, Should Harrison Be Convicted Of Murder, The Spotlight Now Focused So Brightly On Him Might Be Dimmed He Had Won His Most Recent Murder Trial With A Daring And Dramatic Maneuver That Had Become A Local Legend, But Another Had Ended With His Client Dangling From The End Of A Rope.The Case Posed Painful Personal Challenges For Lincoln The Murder Victim Had Trained For The Law In His Office, And Lincoln Had Been His Friend And His Mentor His Accused Killer, The Young Man Lincoln Would Defend, Was The Son Of A Close Friend And Loyal Supporter And To Win This Trial He Would Have To Form An Unholy Allegiance With A Longtime Enemy, A Revivalist Preacher He Had Twice Run Against For Political Office And Who Had Bitterly Slandered Lincoln As An Infideltoo Lacking In Faith To Be Elected.Lincoln S Last Trial Captures The Presidential Hopeful S Dramatic Courtroom Confrontations In Vivid Detail As He Fights For His Client But 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.

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  • Hardcover
  • 368 pages
  • Lincolns Last Trial
  • Dan Abrams
  • 19 September 2018
  • 1335424695

10 thoughts on “Lincolns Last Trial

  1. Darwin8u says:

    Talk to the jury as though your client s fate depends on every word you utter Forget that you have any one to fall back upon, and you will do justice to yourself and your clientAbraham LincolnThere are many levels of biography and history There are academic books, published by small academic presses There are popular biographies, written by journalists, etc., that tend to follow anarrative style Obviously, Dan Abram s short history of Abraham Lincoln s last murder trial fits the lTalk to the jury as though your client s fate depends on every word you utter Forget that you have any one to fall back upon, and you will do justice to yourself and your clientAbraham LincolnThere are many levels of biography and history There are academic books, published by small academic presses There are popular biographies, written by journalists, etc., that tend to follow anarrative style Obviously, Dan Abram s short history of Abraham Lincoln s last murder trial fits...

  2. Annmarie says:

    The 2 star rating isof an average than anything This book deserves at least 4.5 stars for presenting a legal case that is interesting enough on its own, let alone because it includes insights into Abraham Lincoln pre presidency I was quickly caught up in the case and kept reading out of a real desire to know how it would end The authors balance the account of the trial with interesting asides about the history of the U.S legal system, simultaneously revealing the characters of the peop The 2 star rating isof an average than anything This book deserves at least 4.5 stars for presenting a legal case that is interesting enough on its own, let alone because it includes insights into Abraham Lincoln pre presidency I was quickly caught up in the case and kept reading out of a real desire to know how it would end The authors balance the account of the trial with interesting asides about the history of the U.S legal system, simultaneously revealing the characters of the people involved, famous and not so famous.Unfortunately, in their quest to make the book engaging, Abrams and Fisher s narrative choices undermined my ability to believe most of what was being presented as fact and were a constant distraction from the story being told The book was inspired by the discovery of the transcript of the trial, which is quoted extensively in the text The authors note in...

  3. Shoshana says:

    What a fascinating book this is Reading like a novel, it reveals the history of a murder case in which Abraham Lincoln defended an accused young man in Springfield, Illinois, in 1859 Due to the great good fortune of a transcript of the trial being found in the 1980 s, we are able to follow the trial almost verbatim from that hot summer so long ago.Before the development of steno...

  4. Neile B says:

    This book first grabbed my attention when I read that it was written from the original 1859 transcript that was found in the defendant s great grandson s garage, back in 1989 It seems crazy that such a valuable piece of history was simply in a shoebox.22 yr old Simeon Peachy Quinn Harrison was accused of killing Greek Crafton in what he claimed was self defense This was a high profile case that took place in Springfield Illinois and garnered much attention Lincoln was already known for his This book first grabbed my attention when I read that it was written from the original 1859 transcript that was found in the defendant s great grandson s garage, back in 1989 It seems crazy that such a valuable ...

  5. Ron says:

    Ask yourself what is the justice in this case A LincolnExhaustive review of a trial transcript with explanatory amplifications By the authors own admission, Lincoln was already headed toward the presidency, and their work gives no indication how it propelled him to the presidency, rather how he dodged a bullet that could have...

  6. Nathan Albright says:

    Note This book was provided free of charge by Edelweiss Hanover Square All thoughts and opinions are my own The title of this book is not entirely accurate While this was the last sensational case that Lincoln handled as an attorney before his nomination for the presidency, he had a few smaller cases after this one finished in the summer of 1859 Also, it is a bit of a stretch to say that this case propelled him to the presidency, although it could have done a lot of harm had he lost th Note This book was provided free of charge by Edelweiss Hanover Square All thoughts and opinions are my own The title of this book is not entirely accurate While this was the last sensational case that Lincoln handled as an attorney before his nomination for the presidency, he had a few smaller cases after this one finished in the summer of 1859 Also, it is a bit of a stretch to say that this case propelled him to the presidency, although it could have done a lot of harm had he lost the case or embarrassed himself in how he handled it Even so, this book ma...

  7. Jay says:

    You can see how this book was put together The author did a prodigious amount of research to put this together He had a good place to start The trial in focus was one of the first in downstate Illinois that had a trial transcript It wasn t complete in our sense of modern court transcripts the closing arguments weren t captured but the trial, with teams of lawyers on both sides, was captured in detail The authors then researched the people involved in the trial, from the judge to the wit You can see how this book was put together The author did a prodigious amount of research to put this together He had a good place to start The trial in focus was one of the first in downstate Illinois that had a trial transcript It wasn t complete in our sense of modern court transcripts the closing arguments weren t captured but the trial, with teams of lawyers on both sides, was captured in detail The authors then researched the people involved in the trial, from the judge to the witnesses to the court crier, if I heard that right sounded like a court bailiff to me The author researched to a deep level We learn that the crier used a d...

  8. Alina says:

    As a person who has never heard of Lincoln s last murder case, I found this book very informative Not only Abe Lincoln was yet again proven to be a great leader but he had an amazing ability to win a case that was set for failure from the beginning.For those who do not know the case, Peachy Quinn Harrison had stabbed Greek Crafton during a fight Days earlier the two had another clash during town s gathering and both made treats against each other The night of the horrific incident, Peachy pul As a person who has never heard of Lincoln s last murder case, I found this book very informative Not only Abe Lincoln was yet again proven to be a great leader but he had an amazing ability to win a case that was set for failure from the beginning.For those who do not know the case, Peachy Quinn Harrison had stabbed Greek Crafton during a fight Days earlier the two had another clash during town s gathering and both made treats against each other The night of the horrific incident, Peachy pulled the knife and stabb...

  9. Paul says:

    This was well written if you like narrative non fiction, and I did appreciate hearingabout the pre Presidency Lincoln, but for the most part, this is just a blow by blow of a trial that happened over 150 years ago, with a lot of color commentary about how amazing Lincoln is.I think, for the most part, real trials are pretty boring because they dissect in agonizing detail everything that happened in and around an event that could be described in about 5 minutes There was some beef between This was well written if you like narrative non fiction, and I did appreciate hearingabout the pre Presidency Lincoln, but for the most part, this is just a blow by blow of a trial that happened over 150 years ago, with a lot of color commentary about how amazing Lincoln is.I think, for the most part, real trials are pretty boring because they dissect in agonizing detail everything that happened in and around an event that could be described in about 5 minutes There was some beef between two people in Springfield, Illinois the nature of which I still don t totally understand, despite having read an entire book about it combatant A and two of his friends confronted and attacked combatant B in a bar, at which point combatant B stabbed combatant A, which eventually le...

  10. Nick says:

    I read this from an ARC from the publisher, not the final sales edition.This work of narrative non fiction is very readable, but has a bibliography that made me wonder a bit About half of the sources listed are internet versions of things, some of which are merely online versions of books, but others are articles which, themselves, would have to be checked for veracity.In any case, what the two authors have done is take the facts of a real murder trial, and using various sources, turn it into a I read this from an ARC from the publisher, not the final sales edition.This work of narrative non fiction is very readable, but has a bibliography that made me wonder a bit About half of the sources listed are internet versions of things, some of which are merely online versions of books, but others are articles which, themselves, would have to be checked for veracity.In any case, what the two authors have done is take the facts of a real murder trial, and using various sources, turn it into a narrative description of the events That means they had to make up a few things, but attempted to do so based on factual events and sources, and the result is very readable What they failed to do, for me at least, was to be fully convincing about how important this trial really was, in terms of Lincoln s career Several things are played up but didn t feel right histor...

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