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The Case of Abraham Lincoln: A Story of Adultery, Murder, and the Making… (2007)
Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 140397635X, Hardcover)
The year 1856 was a pivotal one for this country, witnessing the birth of the Republican Party as we know it. But it was also a critical year in the troubled political life of Abraham Lincoln. As a lawyer, he tried his most scandalous murder case. At the same time, he made a decision which unleashed his soaring abilities for the first time, a decision which reverberates to this day: whether or not to join the new Republican Party. The Case of Abraham Lincoln offers the first-ever account of the suspenseful Anderson Murder Case, and Lincoln’s role in it. Bestselling historian Fenster not only examines the case that changed Lincoln’s fate, but portrays his day-to-day life as a circuit lawyer and how it shaped him as a politician. In a book that draws a picture of Lincoln in court and at home during that memorable season of 1856, Fenster also offers a close-up look at Lincoln’s political work, much of it masterful, some of it adventurous, in building the party that would change his fate – and that of the nation.
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"In this book Julie M. Fenster delivers insight on Lincoln's dogged rise to the head of the new Republican Party in Illinois, against the backdrop of one of his most important legal cases. Fenster details the gripping story of this critical juncture in Lincoln's career and reveals how the case enabled him to prove himself as a man with a great destiny."--BOOK JACKET.
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