Lincoln’s Last Trial: The Murder Case That Propelled Him to the Presidency by Dan Abrams, David Fisher
English | 2018 | Biographies & Memoirs | ePUB | Series: N/A | 6.8 MB
The true story of Abraham Lincoln’s last murder trial, a case in which he had a deep personal involvement—and which 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 more than three thousand cases—including more 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.