The Lincoln Conspiracy: The Secret Plot to Kill America's 16th President⁠—and Why It Failed

The Lincoln Conspiracy: The Secret Plot to Kill America's 16th President⁠—and Why It Failed

Everyone knows the story of Abraham Lincoln’s assassination in 1865, but few are aware of the original conspiracy to kill him four years earlier in 1861, literally on his way to Washington, DC, for his first inauguration. 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 sche...

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Title:The Lincoln Conspiracy: The Secret Plot to Kill America's 16th President⁠—and Why It Failed
Author:Brad Meltzer
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  • Matt
    In their second collaborative piece about a little-known assassination plot on a president, Brad Meltzer and Josh Mensch turn to one of the most beloved—or hated, depending on your outlook—men ever to ascend to the presidency, Abraham Lincoln. Little known by many at the time of his electi...
  • Brad Meltzer
    I'm biased, but I loved it. Seriously, can't WAIT to share this with you all! xo...
  • Monnie
    True story: A college history class was so bad that I changed my major to avoid taking another one - and changed the course of my career (for the better, fortunately, but that's another story). Suffice it to say I'm not a history buff. So why in the world would I even consider reading a book like th...
  • Shari
    Fantastic! I easily give this book 5 stars. The historical detail is amazing. Clearly Meltzer and Mensch did a lot of research—all well documented. The details are woven through a compelling narrative that presents the information not as a dry history book but as an intense political mystery th...
  • KC
    This is the great story of how a small-time detective firm and its agents (men & women) were able to infiltrate, gather information, and befriend the members of a well established pro-Southern secret society who were plotting to assassinate President-elect Abraham Lincoln. For history and true-crime...
  • Gary Parkes
    Another excellent read from Brad Meltzer! Highly recommend!...
  • Martin Strouse
    FantasticThis book is three stories in one. We learn about President Lincoln’s early life. Also, Allan Pinkerton, a detective , hired to investigate a threat to a railroad, instead discovers a threat on Abraham Lincoln life. Also, we learn about white supremacists bent on preserving the souther...
  • David
    Brad Meltzer's second presidential conspiracy is a fast paced thriller with a difference. It actually happened! Had the assassination plot been successful would have had devastating results for the young, and future American nation. Find a comfortable reading spot, the book is impossible to put down...

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