The impeachment of Abraham Lincoln: a novel

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From the best-selling author of "The Emperor of Ocean Park "and "New England White, "a daring reimagining of one of the most tumultuous moments in our nation s past Stephen L. Carter s thrilling new novel takes as its starting point an alternate history: President Abraham Lincoln survives the assassination attempt at Ford s Theatre on April 14, 1865. Two years later he is charged with overstepping his constitutional authority, both during and after the Civil War, and faces an impeachment trial . . . Twenty-one-year-old Abigail Canner is a young black woman with a degree from Oberlin, a letter of employment from the law firm that has undertaken Lincoln s defense, and the iron-strong conviction, learned from her late mother, that whatever limitations society might place on ordinary negroes, they would never apply to her. And so Abigail embarks on a life that defies the norms of every stratum of Washington society: working side by side with a white clerk, meeting the great and powerful of the nation, including the president himself. But when Lincoln s lead counsel is found brutally murdered on the eve of the trial, Abigail is plunged into a treacherous web of intrigue and conspiracy reaching the highest levels of the divided government. Here is a vividly imagined work of historical fiction that captures the emotional tenor of post Civil War America, a brilliantly realized courtroom drama that explores the always contentious question of the nature of presidential authority, and a galvanizing story of political suspense."
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subject_facet Alternative histories (Fiction), Alternative histories (Fiction), American, Audiobooks, Historical fiction, American, Lincoln, Abraham, -- 1809-1865 -- Fiction
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