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The Impeachment of Abraham Lincoln - Fort Worth
Featuring Stephen Carter, Author, The Impeachment of Abraham Lincoln; William Nelson Cromwell Professor of Law, Yale Law School

Wednesday, July 25, 2012 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM

Stephen Carter

Advanced registration for this event is now closed. Walk ins are welcome at the door!

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.

Also appearing in Dallas

In cooperation with

The Writer's Garret
WEDNESDAY, JULY 25
Time: 11:30 AM
12:00 PM
Registration
Program & Book Signing
Place: MAP Fort Worth Club
306 W. 7th St.
Fort Worth, TX 76102
Tickets: $45
$60
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