Lincoln's Last Trial: The Murder Case That Propelled Him to the Presidency

Lincoln's Last Trial: The Murder Case That Propelled Him to the Presidency

The true story of Abraham Lincoln's last murder trial, a strange case in which he had a deep personal involvement--and which was 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 m The true story of Abraham Lincoln's last murder trial, a strange case in which he had a deep personal involvement--and wh...

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Title:Lincoln's Last Trial: The Murder Case That Propelled Him to the Presidency
Author:Dan Abrams
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Genres:History
ISBN:1335424695
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:368 pages pages

Lincoln's Last Trial: The Murder Case That Propelled Him to the Presidency Reviews

  • Libby
    Jun 28, 2018

    "Talk to the jury as though your client's fate depends on every word you utter. Forget that you have any one to fall back upon, and you will do justice to yourself and your client." - Abraham Lincoln There are many levels of biography and history. There are academic books, publ...

    [Note:  This book was provided free of charge by Edelweiss/Hanover Square.  All thoughts and opinions are my own.] The title of this book is not entirely accurate.  While this was the last sensational case that Lincoln handled as an attorney before his nomination for the presiden...

    What a fascinating book this is. Reading like a novel, it reveals the history of a murder case in which Abraham Lincoln defended an accused young man in Springfield, Illinois, in 1859. Due to the great good fortune of a transcript of the trial being found in the 1980?s, we are able t...

    The 2 star rating is more of an average than anything. This book deserves at least 4.5 stars for presenting a legal case that is interesting enough on its own, let alone because it includes insights into Abraham Lincoln pre-presidency. I was quickly caught up in the case and kept r...

    As a person who has never heard of Lincoln's last murder case, I found this book very informative. Not only Abe Lincoln was yet again proven to be a great leader but he had an amazing ability to win a case that was set for failure from the beginning. For those who do not know the ca...

    I read this from an ARC from the publisher, not the final sales edition. This work of narrative non-fiction is very readable, but has a bibliography that made me wonder a bit. About half of the sources listed are internet versions of things, some of which are merely online versions of...

    Just when you thought there was not another angle to find to write a new Lincoln book, here is a book that looks at the last major trial Lincoln was involved with as a lawyer before he became President. The story tries to work like a novel and uses transcriptions from the trial in an a...

    Best Non Fiction Book of 2018 (for me) ...

    I received a free digital copy of this text via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. Fantastic read, full review to come. +++++++++++++ See my full review here: https://allthebookblognamesaretaken.b... ...

    Lincoln's Last Trial is an account of the 1859 trial of Simeon Quinn "Peachy" Harrison whom Lincoln successfully defended against the charge of murder in the stabbing death of Greek Crafton. While this was not technically Lincoln's last trial, it was his last murder trial. An although ...

    Lincoln's Last Trial is a well-written, compelling telling of Lincoln's last major case (a murder trial) prior to his election as the 16th President. Told through the point of view of Robert Hitt, scribe to the trial, whose handwritten manuscript of the trial discovered in 1989 is the ...

    This book was so much fun to read that I zipped through it in a day. The story of Abraham Lincoln's last major trial before securing the nomination for president and the office itself, it not only brings Lincoln's skill as a criminal trial lawyer to life, it's also an interesting story...

    The murder trial described in the book is an interesting case. We don't learn much about the accused; we learn a lot about the victim. The writing style is stilted, lessening this reader's interest. Although a long bibliography is presented, and they assert that every fact is checked, ...

    *Disclaimer: I received my copy of this book after winning a free giveaway here on Goodreads.* As someone who is deeply fascinated by and interested in Abraham Lincoln, I was so excited to read this book. Lincoln's law career has been the subject of relatively little scholarly examin...

    This book is well written and it is an enjoyable read. Abrams chose to tell the story from the perspective of the trail stenographer, Rober Hitt, which brought an interesting perspective. At one point in the book, Abrams noted that the stenographers were taught to be careful not to ...

    A competent and interesting history that does a good job with the legal concepts involved. The writing is adequate, but fails to deliver on portraying the brilliance of Lincoln in the courtroom or the importance of the case in Lincoln's political career. Lincoln's courtroom brilliance ...

    Let me preface this by saying I'm a stenographer or court reporter, and this book is told from the perspective of Lincoln's "steno man," Robert Roberts Hitt. This profiles Lincoln's last trial, a murder trial in Springfield, Illinois. By this time, there's presidential interest in Abe,...

    As an attorney, I enjoy reading about cases (as long as they're not in textbooks), especially those few that find their way to jury trials. Because I don't see that sort of action myself, it opens up a whole new world to me. And this book certainly did that in an interesting way, by hi...

    An extremely enjoyable study of the last trial of Abe Lincoln's legal career in which he defended Quincy Harrison, who was charged with murdering Greek Crafton after a bitter conflict. The skills and great intelligence which Lincoln demonstrated as President were fully on display in hi...

    I don?t read a lot of non fiction but I thoroughly enjoyed reading about Lincoln?s life as an attorney. The book used the trial transcripts and notes from a court reporter, which was a new concept in 1859. This specific steno-man also transcribed the famous Lincoln-Douglas debates ...

    Awesome book about my favorite President!!!! This book really focuses on how determined and passionate Lincoln was in everything he did and I am just an awe at how amazing and fascinating he was. We need more presidents like him and Washington! On a recent visit at Washington's Mount V...

    We tend to think of Lincoln the statesman, the emancipator, this book stands out because it provides a compelling look at Lincoln the lawyer, Lincoln the actor and Lincoln as a master communicator ... Lincoln spent many more years lawyering than anything else and his accomplishments, s...

    Using the frame of Lincoln's last major courtroom appearance before he became president, Abrams gives insight not only into the future president, but also the milieu of "western" America in the 1850s and the development of the American legal system. The minute by minute tension of Linc...

  • Mike
    Jul 11, 2018

    "Talk to the jury as though your client's fate depends on every word you utter. Forget that you have any one to fall back upon, and you will do justice to yourself and your client." - Abraham Lincoln There are many levels of biography and history. There are academic books, publ...

    [Note:  This book was provided free of charge by Edelweiss/Hanover Square.  All thoughts and opinions are my own.] The title of this book is not entirely accurate.  While this was the last sensational case that Lincoln handled as an attorney before his nomination for the presiden...

    What a fascinating book this is. Reading like a novel, it reveals the history of a murder case in which Abraham Lincoln defended an accused young man in Springfield, Illinois, in 1859. Due to the great good fortune of a transcript of the trial being found in the 1980?s, we are able t...

    The 2 star rating is more of an average than anything. This book deserves at least 4.5 stars for presenting a legal case that is interesting enough on its own, let alone because it includes insights into Abraham Lincoln pre-presidency. I was quickly caught up in the case and kept r...

    As a person who has never heard of Lincoln's last murder case, I found this book very informative. Not only Abe Lincoln was yet again proven to be a great leader but he had an amazing ability to win a case that was set for failure from the beginning. For those who do not know the ca...

    I read this from an ARC from the publisher, not the final sales edition. This work of narrative non-fiction is very readable, but has a bibliography that made me wonder a bit. About half of the sources listed are internet versions of things, some of which are merely online versions of...

    Just when you thought there was not another angle to find to write a new Lincoln book, here is a book that looks at the last major trial Lincoln was involved with as a lawyer before he became President. The story tries to work like a novel and uses transcriptions from the trial in an a...

  • Nick
    Apr 12, 2018

    "Talk to the jury as though your client's fate depends on every word you utter. Forget that you have any one to fall back upon, and you will do justice to yourself and your client." - Abraham Lincoln There are many levels of biography and history. There are academic books, publ...

    [Note:  This book was provided free of charge by Edelweiss/Hanover Square.  All thoughts and opinions are my own.] The title of this book is not entirely accurate.  While this was the last sensational case that Lincoln handled as an attorney before his nomination for the presiden...

    What a fascinating book this is. Reading like a novel, it reveals the history of a murder case in which Abraham Lincoln defended an accused young man in Springfield, Illinois, in 1859. Due to the great good fortune of a transcript of the trial being found in the 1980?s, we are able t...

    The 2 star rating is more of an average than anything. This book deserves at least 4.5 stars for presenting a legal case that is interesting enough on its own, let alone because it includes insights into Abraham Lincoln pre-presidency. I was quickly caught up in the case and kept r...

    As a person who has never heard of Lincoln's last murder case, I found this book very informative. Not only Abe Lincoln was yet again proven to be a great leader but he had an amazing ability to win a case that was set for failure from the beginning. For those who do not know the ca...

    I read this from an ARC from the publisher, not the final sales edition. This work of narrative non-fiction is very readable, but has a bibliography that made me wonder a bit. About half of the sources listed are internet versions of things, some of which are merely online versions of...

  • Nathan Albright
    Dec 26, 2017

    "Talk to the jury as though your client's fate depends on every word you utter. Forget that you have any one to fall back upon, and you will do justice to yourself and your client." - Abraham Lincoln There are many levels of biography and history. There are academic books, publ...

    [Note:  This book was provided free of charge by Edelweiss/Hanover Square.  All thoughts and opinions are my own.] The title of this book is not entirely accurate.  While this was the last sensational case that Lincoln handled as an attorney before his nomination for the presiden...

  • Jack
    Jun 29, 2018

    "Talk to the jury as though your client's fate depends on every word you utter. Forget that you have any one to fall back upon, and you will do justice to yourself and your client." - Abraham Lincoln There are many levels of biography and history. There are academic books, publ...

    [Note:  This book was provided free of charge by Edelweiss/Hanover Square.  All thoughts and opinions are my own.] The title of this book is not entirely accurate.  While this was the last sensational case that Lincoln handled as an attorney before his nomination for the presiden...

    What a fascinating book this is. Reading like a novel, it reveals the history of a murder case in which Abraham Lincoln defended an accused young man in Springfield, Illinois, in 1859. Due to the great good fortune of a transcript of the trial being found in the 1980?s, we are able t...

    The 2 star rating is more of an average than anything. This book deserves at least 4.5 stars for presenting a legal case that is interesting enough on its own, let alone because it includes insights into Abraham Lincoln pre-presidency. I was quickly caught up in the case and kept r...

    As a person who has never heard of Lincoln's last murder case, I found this book very informative. Not only Abe Lincoln was yet again proven to be a great leader but he had an amazing ability to win a case that was set for failure from the beginning. For those who do not know the ca...

    I read this from an ARC from the publisher, not the final sales edition. This work of narrative non-fiction is very readable, but has a bibliography that made me wonder a bit. About half of the sources listed are internet versions of things, some of which are merely online versions of...

    Just when you thought there was not another angle to find to write a new Lincoln book, here is a book that looks at the last major trial Lincoln was involved with as a lawyer before he became President. The story tries to work like a novel and uses transcriptions from the trial in an a...

    Best Non Fiction Book of 2018 (for me) ...

    I received a free digital copy of this text via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. Fantastic read, full review to come. +++++++++++++ See my full review here: https://allthebookblognamesaretaken.b... ...

    Lincoln's Last Trial is an account of the 1859 trial of Simeon Quinn "Peachy" Harrison whom Lincoln successfully defended against the charge of murder in the stabbing death of Greek Crafton. While this was not technically Lincoln's last trial, it was his last murder trial. An although ...

    Lincoln's Last Trial is a well-written, compelling telling of Lincoln's last major case (a murder trial) prior to his election as the 16th President. Told through the point of view of Robert Hitt, scribe to the trial, whose handwritten manuscript of the trial discovered in 1989 is the ...

    This book was so much fun to read that I zipped through it in a day. The story of Abraham Lincoln's last major trial before securing the nomination for president and the office itself, it not only brings Lincoln's skill as a criminal trial lawyer to life, it's also an interesting story...

    The murder trial described in the book is an interesting case. We don't learn much about the accused; we learn a lot about the victim. The writing style is stilted, lessening this reader's interest. Although a long bibliography is presented, and they assert that every fact is checked, ...

    *Disclaimer: I received my copy of this book after winning a free giveaway here on Goodreads.* As someone who is deeply fascinated by and interested in Abraham Lincoln, I was so excited to read this book. Lincoln's law career has been the subject of relatively little scholarly examin...

    This book is well written and it is an enjoyable read. Abrams chose to tell the story from the perspective of the trail stenographer, Rober Hitt, which brought an interesting perspective. At one point in the book, Abrams noted that the stenographers were taught to be careful not to ...

    A competent and interesting history that does a good job with the legal concepts involved. The writing is adequate, but fails to deliver on portraying the brilliance of Lincoln in the courtroom or the importance of the case in Lincoln's political career. Lincoln's courtroom brilliance ...

    Let me preface this by saying I'm a stenographer or court reporter, and this book is told from the perspective of Lincoln's "steno man," Robert Roberts Hitt. This profiles Lincoln's last trial, a murder trial in Springfield, Illinois. By this time, there's presidential interest in Abe,...

    As an attorney, I enjoy reading about cases (as long as they're not in textbooks), especially those few that find their way to jury trials. Because I don't see that sort of action myself, it opens up a whole new world to me. And this book certainly did that in an interesting way, by hi...

    An extremely enjoyable study of the last trial of Abe Lincoln's legal career in which he defended Quincy Harrison, who was charged with murdering Greek Crafton after a bitter conflict. The skills and great intelligence which Lincoln demonstrated as President were fully on display in hi...

    I don?t read a lot of non fiction but I thoroughly enjoyed reading about Lincoln?s life as an attorney. The book used the trial transcripts and notes from a court reporter, which was a new concept in 1859. This specific steno-man also transcribed the famous Lincoln-Douglas debates ...

    Awesome book about my favorite President!!!! This book really focuses on how determined and passionate Lincoln was in everything he did and I am just an awe at how amazing and fascinating he was. We need more presidents like him and Washington! On a recent visit at Washington's Mount V...

    We tend to think of Lincoln the statesman, the emancipator, this book stands out because it provides a compelling look at Lincoln the lawyer, Lincoln the actor and Lincoln as a master communicator ... Lincoln spent many more years lawyering than anything else and his accomplishments, s...

    Using the frame of Lincoln's last major courtroom appearance before he became president, Abrams gives insight not only into the future president, but also the milieu of "western" America in the 1850s and the development of the American legal system. The minute by minute tension of Linc...

    A most satisfying and intriguing book. I can not believe a NETFLIX series has not been created to focus on all of Lincoln's work as a lawyer. We so think of him as our 16th President and are clueless about the 20 years he spent as a lawyer. Hundreds of cases, many surprising arguments ...

  • Christie
    Jul 07, 2018

    "Talk to the jury as though your client's fate depends on every word you utter. Forget that you have any one to fall back upon, and you will do justice to yourself and your client." - Abraham Lincoln There are many levels of biography and history. There are academic books, publ...

    [Note:  This book was provided free of charge by Edelweiss/Hanover Square.  All thoughts and opinions are my own.] The title of this book is not entirely accurate.  While this was the last sensational case that Lincoln handled as an attorney before his nomination for the presiden...

    What a fascinating book this is. Reading like a novel, it reveals the history of a murder case in which Abraham Lincoln defended an accused young man in Springfield, Illinois, in 1859. Due to the great good fortune of a transcript of the trial being found in the 1980?s, we are able t...

    The 2 star rating is more of an average than anything. This book deserves at least 4.5 stars for presenting a legal case that is interesting enough on its own, let alone because it includes insights into Abraham Lincoln pre-presidency. I was quickly caught up in the case and kept r...

    As a person who has never heard of Lincoln's last murder case, I found this book very informative. Not only Abe Lincoln was yet again proven to be a great leader but he had an amazing ability to win a case that was set for failure from the beginning. For those who do not know the ca...

    I read this from an ARC from the publisher, not the final sales edition. This work of narrative non-fiction is very readable, but has a bibliography that made me wonder a bit. About half of the sources listed are internet versions of things, some of which are merely online versions of...

    Just when you thought there was not another angle to find to write a new Lincoln book, here is a book that looks at the last major trial Lincoln was involved with as a lawyer before he became President. The story tries to work like a novel and uses transcriptions from the trial in an a...

    Best Non Fiction Book of 2018 (for me) ...

    I received a free digital copy of this text via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. Fantastic read, full review to come. +++++++++++++ See my full review here: https://allthebookblognamesaretaken.b... ...

    Lincoln's Last Trial is an account of the 1859 trial of Simeon Quinn "Peachy" Harrison whom Lincoln successfully defended against the charge of murder in the stabbing death of Greek Crafton. While this was not technically Lincoln's last trial, it was his last murder trial. An although ...

    Lincoln's Last Trial is a well-written, compelling telling of Lincoln's last major case (a murder trial) prior to his election as the 16th President. Told through the point of view of Robert Hitt, scribe to the trial, whose handwritten manuscript of the trial discovered in 1989 is the ...

    This book was so much fun to read that I zipped through it in a day. The story of Abraham Lincoln's last major trial before securing the nomination for president and the office itself, it not only brings Lincoln's skill as a criminal trial lawyer to life, it's also an interesting story...

    The murder trial described in the book is an interesting case. We don't learn much about the accused; we learn a lot about the victim. The writing style is stilted, lessening this reader's interest. Although a long bibliography is presented, and they assert that every fact is checked, ...

    *Disclaimer: I received my copy of this book after winning a free giveaway here on Goodreads.* As someone who is deeply fascinated by and interested in Abraham Lincoln, I was so excited to read this book. Lincoln's law career has been the subject of relatively little scholarly examin...

    This book is well written and it is an enjoyable read. Abrams chose to tell the story from the perspective of the trail stenographer, Rober Hitt, which brought an interesting perspective. At one point in the book, Abrams noted that the stenographers were taught to be careful not to ...

    A competent and interesting history that does a good job with the legal concepts involved. The writing is adequate, but fails to deliver on portraying the brilliance of Lincoln in the courtroom or the importance of the case in Lincoln's political career. Lincoln's courtroom brilliance ...

    Let me preface this by saying I'm a stenographer or court reporter, and this book is told from the perspective of Lincoln's "steno man," Robert Roberts Hitt. This profiles Lincoln's last trial, a murder trial in Springfield, Illinois. By this time, there's presidential interest in Abe,...

    As an attorney, I enjoy reading about cases (as long as they're not in textbooks), especially those few that find their way to jury trials. Because I don't see that sort of action myself, it opens up a whole new world to me. And this book certainly did that in an interesting way, by hi...

  • Shoshana
    Jun 05, 2018

    "Talk to the jury as though your client's fate depends on every word you utter. Forget that you have any one to fall back upon, and you will do justice to yourself and your client." - Abraham Lincoln There are many levels of biography and history. There are academic books, publ...

    [Note:  This book was provided free of charge by Edelweiss/Hanover Square.  All thoughts and opinions are my own.] The title of this book is not entirely accurate.  While this was the last sensational case that Lincoln handled as an attorney before his nomination for the presiden...

    What a fascinating book this is. Reading like a novel, it reveals the history of a murder case in which Abraham Lincoln defended an accused young man in Springfield, Illinois, in 1859. Due to the great good fortune of a transcript of the trial being found in the 1980?s, we are able t...

  • Rob Banks
    Apr 02, 2018

    "Talk to the jury as though your client's fate depends on every word you utter. Forget that you have any one to fall back upon, and you will do justice to yourself and your client." - Abraham Lincoln There are many levels of biography and history. There are academic books, publ...

    [Note:  This book was provided free of charge by Edelweiss/Hanover Square.  All thoughts and opinions are my own.] The title of this book is not entirely accurate.  While this was the last sensational case that Lincoln handled as an attorney before his nomination for the presiden...

    What a fascinating book this is. Reading like a novel, it reveals the history of a murder case in which Abraham Lincoln defended an accused young man in Springfield, Illinois, in 1859. Due to the great good fortune of a transcript of the trial being found in the 1980?s, we are able t...

    The 2 star rating is more of an average than anything. This book deserves at least 4.5 stars for presenting a legal case that is interesting enough on its own, let alone because it includes insights into Abraham Lincoln pre-presidency. I was quickly caught up in the case and kept r...

    As a person who has never heard of Lincoln's last murder case, I found this book very informative. Not only Abe Lincoln was yet again proven to be a great leader but he had an amazing ability to win a case that was set for failure from the beginning. For those who do not know the ca...

    I read this from an ARC from the publisher, not the final sales edition. This work of narrative non-fiction is very readable, but has a bibliography that made me wonder a bit. About half of the sources listed are internet versions of things, some of which are merely online versions of...

    Just when you thought there was not another angle to find to write a new Lincoln book, here is a book that looks at the last major trial Lincoln was involved with as a lawyer before he became President. The story tries to work like a novel and uses transcriptions from the trial in an a...

    Best Non Fiction Book of 2018 (for me) ...

    I received a free digital copy of this text via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. Fantastic read, full review to come. +++++++++++++ See my full review here: https://allthebookblognamesaretaken.b... ...

    Lincoln's Last Trial is an account of the 1859 trial of Simeon Quinn "Peachy" Harrison whom Lincoln successfully defended against the charge of murder in the stabbing death of Greek Crafton. While this was not technically Lincoln's last trial, it was his last murder trial. An although ...

    Lincoln's Last Trial is a well-written, compelling telling of Lincoln's last major case (a murder trial) prior to his election as the 16th President. Told through the point of view of Robert Hitt, scribe to the trial, whose handwritten manuscript of the trial discovered in 1989 is the ...

    This book was so much fun to read that I zipped through it in a day. The story of Abraham Lincoln's last major trial before securing the nomination for president and the office itself, it not only brings Lincoln's skill as a criminal trial lawyer to life, it's also an interesting story...

    The murder trial described in the book is an interesting case. We don't learn much about the accused; we learn a lot about the victim. The writing style is stilted, lessening this reader's interest. Although a long bibliography is presented, and they assert that every fact is checked, ...

    *Disclaimer: I received my copy of this book after winning a free giveaway here on Goodreads.* As someone who is deeply fascinated by and interested in Abraham Lincoln, I was so excited to read this book. Lincoln's law career has been the subject of relatively little scholarly examin...

    This book is well written and it is an enjoyable read. Abrams chose to tell the story from the perspective of the trail stenographer, Rober Hitt, which brought an interesting perspective. At one point in the book, Abrams noted that the stenographers were taught to be careful not to ...

    A competent and interesting history that does a good job with the legal concepts involved. The writing is adequate, but fails to deliver on portraying the brilliance of Lincoln in the courtroom or the importance of the case in Lincoln's political career. Lincoln's courtroom brilliance ...

    Let me preface this by saying I'm a stenographer or court reporter, and this book is told from the perspective of Lincoln's "steno man," Robert Roberts Hitt. This profiles Lincoln's last trial, a murder trial in Springfield, Illinois. By this time, there's presidential interest in Abe,...

    As an attorney, I enjoy reading about cases (as long as they're not in textbooks), especially those few that find their way to jury trials. Because I don't see that sort of action myself, it opens up a whole new world to me. And this book certainly did that in an interesting way, by hi...

    An extremely enjoyable study of the last trial of Abe Lincoln's legal career in which he defended Quincy Harrison, who was charged with murdering Greek Crafton after a bitter conflict. The skills and great intelligence which Lincoln demonstrated as President were fully on display in hi...

    I don?t read a lot of non fiction but I thoroughly enjoyed reading about Lincoln?s life as an attorney. The book used the trial transcripts and notes from a court reporter, which was a new concept in 1859. This specific steno-man also transcribed the famous Lincoln-Douglas debates ...

    Awesome book about my favorite President!!!! This book really focuses on how determined and passionate Lincoln was in everything he did and I am just an awe at how amazing and fascinating he was. We need more presidents like him and Washington! On a recent visit at Washington's Mount V...

    We tend to think of Lincoln the statesman, the emancipator, this book stands out because it provides a compelling look at Lincoln the lawyer, Lincoln the actor and Lincoln as a master communicator ... Lincoln spent many more years lawyering than anything else and his accomplishments, s...

    Using the frame of Lincoln's last major courtroom appearance before he became president, Abrams gives insight not only into the future president, but also the milieu of "western" America in the 1850s and the development of the American legal system. The minute by minute tension of Linc...

    A most satisfying and intriguing book. I can not believe a NETFLIX series has not been created to focus on all of Lincoln's work as a lawyer. We so think of him as our 16th President and are clueless about the 20 years he spent as a lawyer. Hundreds of cases, many surprising arguments ...

    While I have long stated that I am an admirer of Lincoln, I have to say it was difficult to read this book. The idea of reading about Lincoln as a lawyer was intriguing; however, I wasn't as drawn in as I had hoped. I co-worker and I were both reading this as part of our "reclusive boo...

    A Better Fourth Living in the next county over from the Lincoln farm where A. Lincoln grew up, of course, I am at the ready for any seemingly false citing of his good name. In the outline drawn on the ground of the once standing cabin I could still imagine the hardships that someway...

    An account of Abraham Lincoln's defense of Peachy Quinn Harrison, who was tried for murder in 1859, just as Lincoln was being widely mentioned as a candidate for the Presidency in 1860. The trial was dangerous for Lincoln in that he was fighting for a man who killed another man, while ...

    Amazing. I had know idea there were stenographers in 1860. Lincoln hired a man to make a transcript of what turned out to be his last major trial as a lawyer. Abrams fills in between the actual courtroom spoken words with things that must have come from others or the stenographer's rec...

    I enjoyed this book and read it fairly quickly. I had an advance copy from Edelweiss plus. It reads well as it basically follows a transcript of the trial with historical and contemporary detail that fill out the context of the trial. I thought it gave an insight into the style of Linc...

  • Keith
    Jul 05, 2018

    "Talk to the jury as though your client's fate depends on every word you utter. Forget that you have any one to fall back upon, and you will do justice to yourself and your client." - Abraham Lincoln There are many levels of biography and history. There are academic books, publ...

    [Note:  This book was provided free of charge by Edelweiss/Hanover Square.  All thoughts and opinions are my own.] The title of this book is not entirely accurate.  While this was the last sensational case that Lincoln handled as an attorney before his nomination for the presiden...

    What a fascinating book this is. Reading like a novel, it reveals the history of a murder case in which Abraham Lincoln defended an accused young man in Springfield, Illinois, in 1859. Due to the great good fortune of a transcript of the trial being found in the 1980?s, we are able t...

    The 2 star rating is more of an average than anything. This book deserves at least 4.5 stars for presenting a legal case that is interesting enough on its own, let alone because it includes insights into Abraham Lincoln pre-presidency. I was quickly caught up in the case and kept r...

    As a person who has never heard of Lincoln's last murder case, I found this book very informative. Not only Abe Lincoln was yet again proven to be a great leader but he had an amazing ability to win a case that was set for failure from the beginning. For those who do not know the ca...

    I read this from an ARC from the publisher, not the final sales edition. This work of narrative non-fiction is very readable, but has a bibliography that made me wonder a bit. About half of the sources listed are internet versions of things, some of which are merely online versions of...

    Just when you thought there was not another angle to find to write a new Lincoln book, here is a book that looks at the last major trial Lincoln was involved with as a lawyer before he became President. The story tries to work like a novel and uses transcriptions from the trial in an a...

    Best Non Fiction Book of 2018 (for me) ...

    I received a free digital copy of this text via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. Fantastic read, full review to come. +++++++++++++ See my full review here: https://allthebookblognamesaretaken.b... ...

    Lincoln's Last Trial is an account of the 1859 trial of Simeon Quinn "Peachy" Harrison whom Lincoln successfully defended against the charge of murder in the stabbing death of Greek Crafton. While this was not technically Lincoln's last trial, it was his last murder trial. An although ...

    Lincoln's Last Trial is a well-written, compelling telling of Lincoln's last major case (a murder trial) prior to his election as the 16th President. Told through the point of view of Robert Hitt, scribe to the trial, whose handwritten manuscript of the trial discovered in 1989 is the ...

    This book was so much fun to read that I zipped through it in a day. The story of Abraham Lincoln's last major trial before securing the nomination for president and the office itself, it not only brings Lincoln's skill as a criminal trial lawyer to life, it's also an interesting story...

  • Ted Lehmann
    Jun 29, 2018

    "Talk to the jury as though your client's fate depends on every word you utter. Forget that you have any one to fall back upon, and you will do justice to yourself and your client." - Abraham Lincoln There are many levels of biography and history. There are academic books, publ...

    [Note:  This book was provided free of charge by Edelweiss/Hanover Square.  All thoughts and opinions are my own.] The title of this book is not entirely accurate.  While this was the last sensational case that Lincoln handled as an attorney before his nomination for the presiden...

    What a fascinating book this is. Reading like a novel, it reveals the history of a murder case in which Abraham Lincoln defended an accused young man in Springfield, Illinois, in 1859. Due to the great good fortune of a transcript of the trial being found in the 1980?s, we are able t...

    The 2 star rating is more of an average than anything. This book deserves at least 4.5 stars for presenting a legal case that is interesting enough on its own, let alone because it includes insights into Abraham Lincoln pre-presidency. I was quickly caught up in the case and kept r...

    As a person who has never heard of Lincoln's last murder case, I found this book very informative. Not only Abe Lincoln was yet again proven to be a great leader but he had an amazing ability to win a case that was set for failure from the beginning. For those who do not know the ca...

    I read this from an ARC from the publisher, not the final sales edition. This work of narrative non-fiction is very readable, but has a bibliography that made me wonder a bit. About half of the sources listed are internet versions of things, some of which are merely online versions of...

    Just when you thought there was not another angle to find to write a new Lincoln book, here is a book that looks at the last major trial Lincoln was involved with as a lawyer before he became President. The story tries to work like a novel and uses transcriptions from the trial in an a...

    Best Non Fiction Book of 2018 (for me) ...

    I received a free digital copy of this text via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. Fantastic read, full review to come. +++++++++++++ See my full review here: https://allthebookblognamesaretaken.b... ...

    Lincoln's Last Trial is an account of the 1859 trial of Simeon Quinn "Peachy" Harrison whom Lincoln successfully defended against the charge of murder in the stabbing death of Greek Crafton. While this was not technically Lincoln's last trial, it was his last murder trial. An although ...

    Lincoln's Last Trial is a well-written, compelling telling of Lincoln's last major case (a murder trial) prior to his election as the 16th President. Told through the point of view of Robert Hitt, scribe to the trial, whose handwritten manuscript of the trial discovered in 1989 is the ...

    This book was so much fun to read that I zipped through it in a day. The story of Abraham Lincoln's last major trial before securing the nomination for president and the office itself, it not only brings Lincoln's skill as a criminal trial lawyer to life, it's also an interesting story...

    The murder trial described in the book is an interesting case. We don't learn much about the accused; we learn a lot about the victim. The writing style is stilted, lessening this reader's interest. Although a long bibliography is presented, and they assert that every fact is checked, ...

    *Disclaimer: I received my copy of this book after winning a free giveaway here on Goodreads.* As someone who is deeply fascinated by and interested in Abraham Lincoln, I was so excited to read this book. Lincoln's law career has been the subject of relatively little scholarly examin...

    This book is well written and it is an enjoyable read. Abrams chose to tell the story from the perspective of the trail stenographer, Rober Hitt, which brought an interesting perspective. At one point in the book, Abrams noted that the stenographers were taught to be careful not to ...

    A competent and interesting history that does a good job with the legal concepts involved. The writing is adequate, but fails to deliver on portraying the brilliance of Lincoln in the courtroom or the importance of the case in Lincoln's political career. Lincoln's courtroom brilliance ...

    Let me preface this by saying I'm a stenographer or court reporter, and this book is told from the perspective of Lincoln's "steno man," Robert Roberts Hitt. This profiles Lincoln's last trial, a murder trial in Springfield, Illinois. By this time, there's presidential interest in Abe,...

    As an attorney, I enjoy reading about cases (as long as they're not in textbooks), especially those few that find their way to jury trials. Because I don't see that sort of action myself, it opens up a whole new world to me. And this book certainly did that in an interesting way, by hi...

    An extremely enjoyable study of the last trial of Abe Lincoln's legal career in which he defended Quincy Harrison, who was charged with murdering Greek Crafton after a bitter conflict. The skills and great intelligence which Lincoln demonstrated as President were fully on display in hi...

    I don?t read a lot of non fiction but I thoroughly enjoyed reading about Lincoln?s life as an attorney. The book used the trial transcripts and notes from a court reporter, which was a new concept in 1859. This specific steno-man also transcribed the famous Lincoln-Douglas debates ...

    Awesome book about my favorite President!!!! This book really focuses on how determined and passionate Lincoln was in everything he did and I am just an awe at how amazing and fascinating he was. We need more presidents like him and Washington! On a recent visit at Washington's Mount V...

    We tend to think of Lincoln the statesman, the emancipator, this book stands out because it provides a compelling look at Lincoln the lawyer, Lincoln the actor and Lincoln as a master communicator ... Lincoln spent many more years lawyering than anything else and his accomplishments, s...

    Using the frame of Lincoln's last major courtroom appearance before he became president, Abrams gives insight not only into the future president, but also the milieu of "western" America in the 1850s and the development of the American legal system. The minute by minute tension of Linc...

    A most satisfying and intriguing book. I can not believe a NETFLIX series has not been created to focus on all of Lincoln's work as a lawyer. We so think of him as our 16th President and are clueless about the 20 years he spent as a lawyer. Hundreds of cases, many surprising arguments ...

    While I have long stated that I am an admirer of Lincoln, I have to say it was difficult to read this book. The idea of reading about Lincoln as a lawyer was intriguing; however, I wasn't as drawn in as I had hoped. I co-worker and I were both reading this as part of our "reclusive boo...

    A Better Fourth Living in the next county over from the Lincoln farm where A. Lincoln grew up, of course, I am at the ready for any seemingly false citing of his good name. In the outline drawn on the ground of the once standing cabin I could still imagine the hardships that someway...

    An account of Abraham Lincoln's defense of Peachy Quinn Harrison, who was tried for murder in 1859, just as Lincoln was being widely mentioned as a candidate for the Presidency in 1860. The trial was dangerous for Lincoln in that he was fighting for a man who killed another man, while ...

  • Sarah -  All The Book Blog Names Are Taken
    Feb 18, 2018

    "Talk to the jury as though your client's fate depends on every word you utter. Forget that you have any one to fall back upon, and you will do justice to yourself and your client." - Abraham Lincoln There are many levels of biography and history. There are academic books, publ...

    [Note:  This book was provided free of charge by Edelweiss/Hanover Square.  All thoughts and opinions are my own.] The title of this book is not entirely accurate.  While this was the last sensational case that Lincoln handled as an attorney before his nomination for the presiden...

    What a fascinating book this is. Reading like a novel, it reveals the history of a murder case in which Abraham Lincoln defended an accused young man in Springfield, Illinois, in 1859. Due to the great good fortune of a transcript of the trial being found in the 1980?s, we are able t...

    The 2 star rating is more of an average than anything. This book deserves at least 4.5 stars for presenting a legal case that is interesting enough on its own, let alone because it includes insights into Abraham Lincoln pre-presidency. I was quickly caught up in the case and kept r...

    As a person who has never heard of Lincoln's last murder case, I found this book very informative. Not only Abe Lincoln was yet again proven to be a great leader but he had an amazing ability to win a case that was set for failure from the beginning. For those who do not know the ca...

    I read this from an ARC from the publisher, not the final sales edition. This work of narrative non-fiction is very readable, but has a bibliography that made me wonder a bit. About half of the sources listed are internet versions of things, some of which are merely online versions of...

    Just when you thought there was not another angle to find to write a new Lincoln book, here is a book that looks at the last major trial Lincoln was involved with as a lawyer before he became President. The story tries to work like a novel and uses transcriptions from the trial in an a...

    Best Non Fiction Book of 2018 (for me) ...

    I received a free digital copy of this text via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. Fantastic read, full review to come. +++++++++++++ See my full review here: https://allthebookblognamesaretaken.b... ...

  • Carolyn
    May 20, 2018

    "Talk to the jury as though your client's fate depends on every word you utter. Forget that you have any one to fall back upon, and you will do justice to yourself and your client." - Abraham Lincoln There are many levels of biography and history. There are academic books, publ...

    [Note:  This book was provided free of charge by Edelweiss/Hanover Square.  All thoughts and opinions are my own.] The title of this book is not entirely accurate.  While this was the last sensational case that Lincoln handled as an attorney before his nomination for the presiden...

    What a fascinating book this is. Reading like a novel, it reveals the history of a murder case in which Abraham Lincoln defended an accused young man in Springfield, Illinois, in 1859. Due to the great good fortune of a transcript of the trial being found in the 1980?s, we are able t...

    The 2 star rating is more of an average than anything. This book deserves at least 4.5 stars for presenting a legal case that is interesting enough on its own, let alone because it includes insights into Abraham Lincoln pre-presidency. I was quickly caught up in the case and kept r...

    As a person who has never heard of Lincoln's last murder case, I found this book very informative. Not only Abe Lincoln was yet again proven to be a great leader but he had an amazing ability to win a case that was set for failure from the beginning. For those who do not know the ca...

    I read this from an ARC from the publisher, not the final sales edition. This work of narrative non-fiction is very readable, but has a bibliography that made me wonder a bit. About half of the sources listed are internet versions of things, some of which are merely online versions of...

    Just when you thought there was not another angle to find to write a new Lincoln book, here is a book that looks at the last major trial Lincoln was involved with as a lawyer before he became President. The story tries to work like a novel and uses transcriptions from the trial in an a...

    Best Non Fiction Book of 2018 (for me) ...

    I received a free digital copy of this text via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. Fantastic read, full review to come. +++++++++++++ See my full review here: https://allthebookblognamesaretaken.b... ...

    Lincoln's Last Trial is an account of the 1859 trial of Simeon Quinn "Peachy" Harrison whom Lincoln successfully defended against the charge of murder in the stabbing death of Greek Crafton. While this was not technically Lincoln's last trial, it was his last murder trial. An although ...

    Lincoln's Last Trial is a well-written, compelling telling of Lincoln's last major case (a murder trial) prior to his election as the 16th President. Told through the point of view of Robert Hitt, scribe to the trial, whose handwritten manuscript of the trial discovered in 1989 is the ...

    This book was so much fun to read that I zipped through it in a day. The story of Abraham Lincoln's last major trial before securing the nomination for president and the office itself, it not only brings Lincoln's skill as a criminal trial lawyer to life, it's also an interesting story...

    The murder trial described in the book is an interesting case. We don't learn much about the accused; we learn a lot about the victim. The writing style is stilted, lessening this reader's interest. Although a long bibliography is presented, and they assert that every fact is checked, ...

    *Disclaimer: I received my copy of this book after winning a free giveaway here on Goodreads.* As someone who is deeply fascinated by and interested in Abraham Lincoln, I was so excited to read this book. Lincoln's law career has been the subject of relatively little scholarly examin...

  • Gordon
    Jun 29, 2018

    "Talk to the jury as though your client's fate depends on every word you utter. Forget that you have any one to fall back upon, and you will do justice to yourself and your client." - Abraham Lincoln There are many levels of biography and history. There are academic books, publ...

    [Note:  This book was provided free of charge by Edelweiss/Hanover Square.  All thoughts and opinions are my own.] The title of this book is not entirely accurate.  While this was the last sensational case that Lincoln handled as an attorney before his nomination for the presiden...

    What a fascinating book this is. Reading like a novel, it reveals the history of a murder case in which Abraham Lincoln defended an accused young man in Springfield, Illinois, in 1859. Due to the great good fortune of a transcript of the trial being found in the 1980?s, we are able t...

    The 2 star rating is more of an average than anything. This book deserves at least 4.5 stars for presenting a legal case that is interesting enough on its own, let alone because it includes insights into Abraham Lincoln pre-presidency. I was quickly caught up in the case and kept r...

    As a person who has never heard of Lincoln's last murder case, I found this book very informative. Not only Abe Lincoln was yet again proven to be a great leader but he had an amazing ability to win a case that was set for failure from the beginning. For those who do not know the ca...

    I read this from an ARC from the publisher, not the final sales edition. This work of narrative non-fiction is very readable, but has a bibliography that made me wonder a bit. About half of the sources listed are internet versions of things, some of which are merely online versions of...

    Just when you thought there was not another angle to find to write a new Lincoln book, here is a book that looks at the last major trial Lincoln was involved with as a lawyer before he became President. The story tries to work like a novel and uses transcriptions from the trial in an a...

    Best Non Fiction Book of 2018 (for me) ...

    I received a free digital copy of this text via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. Fantastic read, full review to come. +++++++++++++ See my full review here: https://allthebookblognamesaretaken.b... ...

    Lincoln's Last Trial is an account of the 1859 trial of Simeon Quinn "Peachy" Harrison whom Lincoln successfully defended against the charge of murder in the stabbing death of Greek Crafton. While this was not technically Lincoln's last trial, it was his last murder trial. An although ...

    Lincoln's Last Trial is a well-written, compelling telling of Lincoln's last major case (a murder trial) prior to his election as the 16th President. Told through the point of view of Robert Hitt, scribe to the trial, whose handwritten manuscript of the trial discovered in 1989 is the ...

    This book was so much fun to read that I zipped through it in a day. The story of Abraham Lincoln's last major trial before securing the nomination for president and the office itself, it not only brings Lincoln's skill as a criminal trial lawyer to life, it's also an interesting story...

    The murder trial described in the book is an interesting case. We don't learn much about the accused; we learn a lot about the victim. The writing style is stilted, lessening this reader's interest. Although a long bibliography is presented, and they assert that every fact is checked, ...

    *Disclaimer: I received my copy of this book after winning a free giveaway here on Goodreads.* As someone who is deeply fascinated by and interested in Abraham Lincoln, I was so excited to read this book. Lincoln's law career has been the subject of relatively little scholarly examin...

    This book is well written and it is an enjoyable read. Abrams chose to tell the story from the perspective of the trail stenographer, Rober Hitt, which brought an interesting perspective. At one point in the book, Abrams noted that the stenographers were taught to be careful not to ...

    A competent and interesting history that does a good job with the legal concepts involved. The writing is adequate, but fails to deliver on portraying the brilliance of Lincoln in the courtroom or the importance of the case in Lincoln's political career. Lincoln's courtroom brilliance ...

  • Celia Kaltenbach-crotteau
    Jul 13, 2018

    "Talk to the jury as though your client's fate depends on every word you utter. Forget that you have any one to fall back upon, and you will do justice to yourself and your client." - Abraham Lincoln There are many levels of biography and history. There are academic books, publ...

    [Note:  This book was provided free of charge by Edelweiss/Hanover Square.  All thoughts and opinions are my own.] The title of this book is not entirely accurate.  While this was the last sensational case that Lincoln handled as an attorney before his nomination for the presiden...

    What a fascinating book this is. Reading like a novel, it reveals the history of a murder case in which Abraham Lincoln defended an accused young man in Springfield, Illinois, in 1859. Due to the great good fortune of a transcript of the trial being found in the 1980?s, we are able t...

    The 2 star rating is more of an average than anything. This book deserves at least 4.5 stars for presenting a legal case that is interesting enough on its own, let alone because it includes insights into Abraham Lincoln pre-presidency. I was quickly caught up in the case and kept r...

    As a person who has never heard of Lincoln's last murder case, I found this book very informative. Not only Abe Lincoln was yet again proven to be a great leader but he had an amazing ability to win a case that was set for failure from the beginning. For those who do not know the ca...

    I read this from an ARC from the publisher, not the final sales edition. This work of narrative non-fiction is very readable, but has a bibliography that made me wonder a bit. About half of the sources listed are internet versions of things, some of which are merely online versions of...

    Just when you thought there was not another angle to find to write a new Lincoln book, here is a book that looks at the last major trial Lincoln was involved with as a lawyer before he became President. The story tries to work like a novel and uses transcriptions from the trial in an a...

    Best Non Fiction Book of 2018 (for me) ...

    I received a free digital copy of this text via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. Fantastic read, full review to come. +++++++++++++ See my full review here: https://allthebookblognamesaretaken.b... ...

    Lincoln's Last Trial is an account of the 1859 trial of Simeon Quinn "Peachy" Harrison whom Lincoln successfully defended against the charge of murder in the stabbing death of Greek Crafton. While this was not technically Lincoln's last trial, it was his last murder trial. An although ...

    Lincoln's Last Trial is a well-written, compelling telling of Lincoln's last major case (a murder trial) prior to his election as the 16th President. Told through the point of view of Robert Hitt, scribe to the trial, whose handwritten manuscript of the trial discovered in 1989 is the ...

    This book was so much fun to read that I zipped through it in a day. The story of Abraham Lincoln's last major trial before securing the nomination for president and the office itself, it not only brings Lincoln's skill as a criminal trial lawyer to life, it's also an interesting story...

    The murder trial described in the book is an interesting case. We don't learn much about the accused; we learn a lot about the victim. The writing style is stilted, lessening this reader's interest. Although a long bibliography is presented, and they assert that every fact is checked, ...

    *Disclaimer: I received my copy of this book after winning a free giveaway here on Goodreads.* As someone who is deeply fascinated by and interested in Abraham Lincoln, I was so excited to read this book. Lincoln's law career has been the subject of relatively little scholarly examin...

    This book is well written and it is an enjoyable read. Abrams chose to tell the story from the perspective of the trail stenographer, Rober Hitt, which brought an interesting perspective. At one point in the book, Abrams noted that the stenographers were taught to be careful not to ...

    A competent and interesting history that does a good job with the legal concepts involved. The writing is adequate, but fails to deliver on portraying the brilliance of Lincoln in the courtroom or the importance of the case in Lincoln's political career. Lincoln's courtroom brilliance ...

    Let me preface this by saying I'm a stenographer or court reporter, and this book is told from the perspective of Lincoln's "steno man," Robert Roberts Hitt. This profiles Lincoln's last trial, a murder trial in Springfield, Illinois. By this time, there's presidential interest in Abe,...

    As an attorney, I enjoy reading about cases (as long as they're not in textbooks), especially those few that find their way to jury trials. Because I don't see that sort of action myself, it opens up a whole new world to me. And this book certainly did that in an interesting way, by hi...

    An extremely enjoyable study of the last trial of Abe Lincoln's legal career in which he defended Quincy Harrison, who was charged with murdering Greek Crafton after a bitter conflict. The skills and great intelligence which Lincoln demonstrated as President were fully on display in hi...

    I don?t read a lot of non fiction but I thoroughly enjoyed reading about Lincoln?s life as an attorney. The book used the trial transcripts and notes from a court reporter, which was a new concept in 1859. This specific steno-man also transcribed the famous Lincoln-Douglas debates ...

    Awesome book about my favorite President!!!! This book really focuses on how determined and passionate Lincoln was in everything he did and I am just an awe at how amazing and fascinating he was. We need more presidents like him and Washington! On a recent visit at Washington's Mount V...

    We tend to think of Lincoln the statesman, the emancipator, this book stands out because it provides a compelling look at Lincoln the lawyer, Lincoln the actor and Lincoln as a master communicator ... Lincoln spent many more years lawyering than anything else and his accomplishments, s...

    Using the frame of Lincoln's last major courtroom appearance before he became president, Abrams gives insight not only into the future president, but also the milieu of "western" America in the 1850s and the development of the American legal system. The minute by minute tension of Linc...

    A most satisfying and intriguing book. I can not believe a NETFLIX series has not been created to focus on all of Lincoln's work as a lawyer. We so think of him as our 16th President and are clueless about the 20 years he spent as a lawyer. Hundreds of cases, many surprising arguments ...

    While I have long stated that I am an admirer of Lincoln, I have to say it was difficult to read this book. The idea of reading about Lincoln as a lawyer was intriguing; however, I wasn't as drawn in as I had hoped. I co-worker and I were both reading this as part of our "reclusive boo...

    A Better Fourth Living in the next county over from the Lincoln farm where A. Lincoln grew up, of course, I am at the ready for any seemingly false citing of his good name. In the outline drawn on the ground of the once standing cabin I could still imagine the hardships that someway...

    An account of Abraham Lincoln's defense of Peachy Quinn Harrison, who was tried for murder in 1859, just as Lincoln was being widely mentioned as a candidate for the Presidency in 1860. The trial was dangerous for Lincoln in that he was fighting for a man who killed another man, while ...

    Amazing. I had know idea there were stenographers in 1860. Lincoln hired a man to make a transcript of what turned out to be his last major trial as a lawyer. Abrams fills in between the actual courtroom spoken words with things that must have come from others or the stenographer's rec...

    I enjoyed this book and read it fairly quickly. I had an advance copy from Edelweiss plus. It reads well as it basically follows a transcript of the trial with historical and contemporary detail that fill out the context of the trial. I thought it gave an insight into the style of Linc...

    Started out strong, faltered midway as the authors got bogged down in presenting witnesses' testimony which, while significant for the trial, mattered not so much for the book or my interest. Still, I enjoyed this emphasis on Lincoln the Springfield lawyer as seen through the eyes of a...

  • Angela R.
    Jul 11, 2018

    "Talk to the jury as though your client's fate depends on every word you utter. Forget that you have any one to fall back upon, and you will do justice to yourself and your client." - Abraham Lincoln There are many levels of biography and history. There are academic books, publ...

    [Note:  This book was provided free of charge by Edelweiss/Hanover Square.  All thoughts and opinions are my own.] The title of this book is not entirely accurate.  While this was the last sensational case that Lincoln handled as an attorney before his nomination for the presiden...

    What a fascinating book this is. Reading like a novel, it reveals the history of a murder case in which Abraham Lincoln defended an accused young man in Springfield, Illinois, in 1859. Due to the great good fortune of a transcript of the trial being found in the 1980?s, we are able t...

    The 2 star rating is more of an average than anything. This book deserves at least 4.5 stars for presenting a legal case that is interesting enough on its own, let alone because it includes insights into Abraham Lincoln pre-presidency. I was quickly caught up in the case and kept r...

    As a person who has never heard of Lincoln's last murder case, I found this book very informative. Not only Abe Lincoln was yet again proven to be a great leader but he had an amazing ability to win a case that was set for failure from the beginning. For those who do not know the ca...

    I read this from an ARC from the publisher, not the final sales edition. This work of narrative non-fiction is very readable, but has a bibliography that made me wonder a bit. About half of the sources listed are internet versions of things, some of which are merely online versions of...

    Just when you thought there was not another angle to find to write a new Lincoln book, here is a book that looks at the last major trial Lincoln was involved with as a lawyer before he became President. The story tries to work like a novel and uses transcriptions from the trial in an a...

    Best Non Fiction Book of 2018 (for me) ...

    I received a free digital copy of this text via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. Fantastic read, full review to come. +++++++++++++ See my full review here: https://allthebookblognamesaretaken.b... ...

    Lincoln's Last Trial is an account of the 1859 trial of Simeon Quinn "Peachy" Harrison whom Lincoln successfully defended against the charge of murder in the stabbing death of Greek Crafton. While this was not technically Lincoln's last trial, it was his last murder trial. An although ...

    Lincoln's Last Trial is a well-written, compelling telling of Lincoln's last major case (a murder trial) prior to his election as the 16th President. Told through the point of view of Robert Hitt, scribe to the trial, whose handwritten manuscript of the trial discovered in 1989 is the ...

    This book was so much fun to read that I zipped through it in a day. The story of Abraham Lincoln's last major trial before securing the nomination for president and the office itself, it not only brings Lincoln's skill as a criminal trial lawyer to life, it's also an interesting story...

    The murder trial described in the book is an interesting case. We don't learn much about the accused; we learn a lot about the victim. The writing style is stilted, lessening this reader's interest. Although a long bibliography is presented, and they assert that every fact is checked, ...

    *Disclaimer: I received my copy of this book after winning a free giveaway here on Goodreads.* As someone who is deeply fascinated by and interested in Abraham Lincoln, I was so excited to read this book. Lincoln's law career has been the subject of relatively little scholarly examin...

    This book is well written and it is an enjoyable read. Abrams chose to tell the story from the perspective of the trail stenographer, Rober Hitt, which brought an interesting perspective. At one point in the book, Abrams noted that the stenographers were taught to be careful not to ...

    A competent and interesting history that does a good job with the legal concepts involved. The writing is adequate, but fails to deliver on portraying the brilliance of Lincoln in the courtroom or the importance of the case in Lincoln's political career. Lincoln's courtroom brilliance ...

    Let me preface this by saying I'm a stenographer or court reporter, and this book is told from the perspective of Lincoln's "steno man," Robert Roberts Hitt. This profiles Lincoln's last trial, a murder trial in Springfield, Illinois. By this time, there's presidential interest in Abe,...

    As an attorney, I enjoy reading about cases (as long as they're not in textbooks), especially those few that find their way to jury trials. Because I don't see that sort of action myself, it opens up a whole new world to me. And this book certainly did that in an interesting way, by hi...

    An extremely enjoyable study of the last trial of Abe Lincoln's legal career in which he defended Quincy Harrison, who was charged with murdering Greek Crafton after a bitter conflict. The skills and great intelligence which Lincoln demonstrated as President were fully on display in hi...

    I don?t read a lot of non fiction but I thoroughly enjoyed reading about Lincoln?s life as an attorney. The book used the trial transcripts and notes from a court reporter, which was a new concept in 1859. This specific steno-man also transcribed the famous Lincoln-Douglas debates ...

    Awesome book about my favorite President!!!! This book really focuses on how determined and passionate Lincoln was in everything he did and I am just an awe at how amazing and fascinating he was. We need more presidents like him and Washington! On a recent visit at Washington's Mount V...

    We tend to think of Lincoln the statesman, the emancipator, this book stands out because it provides a compelling look at Lincoln the lawyer, Lincoln the actor and Lincoln as a master communicator ... Lincoln spent many more years lawyering than anything else and his accomplishments, s...

    Using the frame of Lincoln's last major courtroom appearance before he became president, Abrams gives insight not only into the future president, but also the milieu of "western" America in the 1850s and the development of the American legal system. The minute by minute tension of Linc...

    A most satisfying and intriguing book. I can not believe a NETFLIX series has not been created to focus on all of Lincoln's work as a lawyer. We so think of him as our 16th President and are clueless about the 20 years he spent as a lawyer. Hundreds of cases, many surprising arguments ...

    While I have long stated that I am an admirer of Lincoln, I have to say it was difficult to read this book. The idea of reading about Lincoln as a lawyer was intriguing; however, I wasn't as drawn in as I had hoped. I co-worker and I were both reading this as part of our "reclusive boo...

  • Jo Wilkinson
    Jun 28, 2018

    "Talk to the jury as though your client's fate depends on every word you utter. Forget that you have any one to fall back upon, and you will do justice to yourself and your client." - Abraham Lincoln There are many levels of biography and history. There are academic books, publ...

    [Note:  This book was provided free of charge by Edelweiss/Hanover Square.  All thoughts and opinions are my own.] The title of this book is not entirely accurate.  While this was the last sensational case that Lincoln handled as an attorney before his nomination for the presiden...

    What a fascinating book this is. Reading like a novel, it reveals the history of a murder case in which Abraham Lincoln defended an accused young man in Springfield, Illinois, in 1859. Due to the great good fortune of a transcript of the trial being found in the 1980?s, we are able t...

    The 2 star rating is more of an average than anything. This book deserves at least 4.5 stars for presenting a legal case that is interesting enough on its own, let alone because it includes insights into Abraham Lincoln pre-presidency. I was quickly caught up in the case and kept r...

    As a person who has never heard of Lincoln's last murder case, I found this book very informative. Not only Abe Lincoln was yet again proven to be a great leader but he had an amazing ability to win a case that was set for failure from the beginning. For those who do not know the ca...

    I read this from an ARC from the publisher, not the final sales edition. This work of narrative non-fiction is very readable, but has a bibliography that made me wonder a bit. About half of the sources listed are internet versions of things, some of which are merely online versions of...

    Just when you thought there was not another angle to find to write a new Lincoln book, here is a book that looks at the last major trial Lincoln was involved with as a lawyer before he became President. The story tries to work like a novel and uses transcriptions from the trial in an a...

    Best Non Fiction Book of 2018 (for me) ...

    I received a free digital copy of this text via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. Fantastic read, full review to come. +++++++++++++ See my full review here: https://allthebookblognamesaretaken.b... ...

    Lincoln's Last Trial is an account of the 1859 trial of Simeon Quinn "Peachy" Harrison whom Lincoln successfully defended against the charge of murder in the stabbing death of Greek Crafton. While this was not technically Lincoln's last trial, it was his last murder trial. An although ...

    Lincoln's Last Trial is a well-written, compelling telling of Lincoln's last major case (a murder trial) prior to his election as the 16th President. Told through the point of view of Robert Hitt, scribe to the trial, whose handwritten manuscript of the trial discovered in 1989 is the ...

    This book was so much fun to read that I zipped through it in a day. The story of Abraham Lincoln's last major trial before securing the nomination for president and the office itself, it not only brings Lincoln's skill as a criminal trial lawyer to life, it's also an interesting story...

    The murder trial described in the book is an interesting case. We don't learn much about the accused; we learn a lot about the victim. The writing style is stilted, lessening this reader's interest. Although a long bibliography is presented, and they assert that every fact is checked, ...

    *Disclaimer: I received my copy of this book after winning a free giveaway here on Goodreads.* As someone who is deeply fascinated by and interested in Abraham Lincoln, I was so excited to read this book. Lincoln's law career has been the subject of relatively little scholarly examin...

    This book is well written and it is an enjoyable read. Abrams chose to tell the story from the perspective of the trail stenographer, Rober Hitt, which brought an interesting perspective. At one point in the book, Abrams noted that the stenographers were taught to be careful not to ...

    A competent and interesting history that does a good job with the legal concepts involved. The writing is adequate, but fails to deliver on portraying the brilliance of Lincoln in the courtroom or the importance of the case in Lincoln's political career. Lincoln's courtroom brilliance ...

    Let me preface this by saying I'm a stenographer or court reporter, and this book is told from the perspective of Lincoln's "steno man," Robert Roberts Hitt. This profiles Lincoln's last trial, a murder trial in Springfield, Illinois. By this time, there's presidential interest in Abe,...

  • Rick Hollis
    Jun 30, 2018

    "Talk to the jury as though your client's fate depends on every word you utter. Forget that you have any one to fall back upon, and you will do justice to yourself and your client." - Abraham Lincoln There are many levels of biography and history. There are academic books, publ...

    [Note:  This book was provided free of charge by Edelweiss/Hanover Square.  All thoughts and opinions are my own.] The title of this book is not entirely accurate.  While this was the last sensational case that Lincoln handled as an attorney before his nomination for the presiden...

    What a fascinating book this is. Reading like a novel, it reveals the history of a murder case in which Abraham Lincoln defended an accused young man in Springfield, Illinois, in 1859. Due to the great good fortune of a transcript of the trial being found in the 1980?s, we are able t...

    The 2 star rating is more of an average than anything. This book deserves at least 4.5 stars for presenting a legal case that is interesting enough on its own, let alone because it includes insights into Abraham Lincoln pre-presidency. I was quickly caught up in the case and kept r...

    As a person who has never heard of Lincoln's last murder case, I found this book very informative. Not only Abe Lincoln was yet again proven to be a great leader but he had an amazing ability to win a case that was set for failure from the beginning. For those who do not know the ca...

    I read this from an ARC from the publisher, not the final sales edition. This work of narrative non-fiction is very readable, but has a bibliography that made me wonder a bit. About half of the sources listed are internet versions of things, some of which are merely online versions of...

    Just when you thought there was not another angle to find to write a new Lincoln book, here is a book that looks at the last major trial Lincoln was involved with as a lawyer before he became President. The story tries to work like a novel and uses transcriptions from the trial in an a...

    Best Non Fiction Book of 2018 (for me) ...

    I received a free digital copy of this text via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. Fantastic read, full review to come. +++++++++++++ See my full review here: https://allthebookblognamesaretaken.b... ...

    Lincoln's Last Trial is an account of the 1859 trial of Simeon Quinn "Peachy" Harrison whom Lincoln successfully defended against the charge of murder in the stabbing death of Greek Crafton. While this was not technically Lincoln's last trial, it was his last murder trial. An although ...

    Lincoln's Last Trial is a well-written, compelling telling of Lincoln's last major case (a murder trial) prior to his election as the 16th President. Told through the point of view of Robert Hitt, scribe to the trial, whose handwritten manuscript of the trial discovered in 1989 is the ...

    This book was so much fun to read that I zipped through it in a day. The story of Abraham Lincoln's last major trial before securing the nomination for president and the office itself, it not only brings Lincoln's skill as a criminal trial lawyer to life, it's also an interesting story...

    The murder trial described in the book is an interesting case. We don't learn much about the accused; we learn a lot about the victim. The writing style is stilted, lessening this reader's interest. Although a long bibliography is presented, and they assert that every fact is checked, ...

    *Disclaimer: I received my copy of this book after winning a free giveaway here on Goodreads.* As someone who is deeply fascinated by and interested in Abraham Lincoln, I was so excited to read this book. Lincoln's law career has been the subject of relatively little scholarly examin...

    This book is well written and it is an enjoyable read. Abrams chose to tell the story from the perspective of the trail stenographer, Rober Hitt, which brought an interesting perspective. At one point in the book, Abrams noted that the stenographers were taught to be careful not to ...

    A competent and interesting history that does a good job with the legal concepts involved. The writing is adequate, but fails to deliver on portraying the brilliance of Lincoln in the courtroom or the importance of the case in Lincoln's political career. Lincoln's courtroom brilliance ...

    Let me preface this by saying I'm a stenographer or court reporter, and this book is told from the perspective of Lincoln's "steno man," Robert Roberts Hitt. This profiles Lincoln's last trial, a murder trial in Springfield, Illinois. By this time, there's presidential interest in Abe,...

    As an attorney, I enjoy reading about cases (as long as they're not in textbooks), especially those few that find their way to jury trials. Because I don't see that sort of action myself, it opens up a whole new world to me. And this book certainly did that in an interesting way, by hi...

    An extremely enjoyable study of the last trial of Abe Lincoln's legal career in which he defended Quincy Harrison, who was charged with murdering Greek Crafton after a bitter conflict. The skills and great intelligence which Lincoln demonstrated as President were fully on display in hi...

    I don?t read a lot of non fiction but I thoroughly enjoyed reading about Lincoln?s life as an attorney. The book used the trial transcripts and notes from a court reporter, which was a new concept in 1859. This specific steno-man also transcribed the famous Lincoln-Douglas debates ...

    Awesome book about my favorite President!!!! This book really focuses on how determined and passionate Lincoln was in everything he did and I am just an awe at how amazing and fascinating he was. We need more presidents like him and Washington! On a recent visit at Washington's Mount V...

    We tend to think of Lincoln the statesman, the emancipator, this book stands out because it provides a compelling look at Lincoln the lawyer, Lincoln the actor and Lincoln as a master communicator ... Lincoln spent many more years lawyering than anything else and his accomplishments, s...

    Using the frame of Lincoln's last major courtroom appearance before he became president, Abrams gives insight not only into the future president, but also the milieu of "western" America in the 1850s and the development of the American legal system. The minute by minute tension of Linc...

    A most satisfying and intriguing book. I can not believe a NETFLIX series has not been created to focus on all of Lincoln's work as a lawyer. We so think of him as our 16th President and are clueless about the 20 years he spent as a lawyer. Hundreds of cases, many surprising arguments ...

    While I have long stated that I am an admirer of Lincoln, I have to say it was difficult to read this book. The idea of reading about Lincoln as a lawyer was intriguing; however, I wasn't as drawn in as I had hoped. I co-worker and I were both reading this as part of our "reclusive boo...

    A Better Fourth Living in the next county over from the Lincoln farm where A. Lincoln grew up, of course, I am at the ready for any seemingly false citing of his good name. In the outline drawn on the ground of the once standing cabin I could still imagine the hardships that someway...

    An account of Abraham Lincoln's defense of Peachy Quinn Harrison, who was tried for murder in 1859, just as Lincoln was being widely mentioned as a candidate for the Presidency in 1860. The trial was dangerous for Lincoln in that he was fighting for a man who killed another man, while ...

    Amazing. I had know idea there were stenographers in 1860. Lincoln hired a man to make a transcript of what turned out to be his last major trial as a lawyer. Abrams fills in between the actual courtroom spoken words with things that must have come from others or the stenographer's rec...

  • Annmarie
    Jul 06, 2018

    "Talk to the jury as though your client's fate depends on every word you utter. Forget that you have any one to fall back upon, and you will do justice to yourself and your client." - Abraham Lincoln There are many levels of biography and history. There are academic books, publ...

    [Note:  This book was provided free of charge by Edelweiss/Hanover Square.  All thoughts and opinions are my own.] The title of this book is not entirely accurate.  While this was the last sensational case that Lincoln handled as an attorney before his nomination for the presiden...

    What a fascinating book this is. Reading like a novel, it reveals the history of a murder case in which Abraham Lincoln defended an accused young man in Springfield, Illinois, in 1859. Due to the great good fortune of a transcript of the trial being found in the 1980?s, we are able t...

    The 2 star rating is more of an average than anything. This book deserves at least 4.5 stars for presenting a legal case that is interesting enough on its own, let alone because it includes insights into Abraham Lincoln pre-presidency. I was quickly caught up in the case and kept r...

  • Patrick Macke
    Jul 05, 2018

    "Talk to the jury as though your client's fate depends on every word you utter. Forget that you have any one to fall back upon, and you will do justice to yourself and your client." - Abraham Lincoln There are many levels of biography and history. There are academic books, publ...

    [Note:  This book was provided free of charge by Edelweiss/Hanover Square.  All thoughts and opinions are my own.] The title of this book is not entirely accurate.  While this was the last sensational case that Lincoln handled as an attorney before his nomination for the presiden...

    What a fascinating book this is. Reading like a novel, it reveals the history of a murder case in which Abraham Lincoln defended an accused young man in Springfield, Illinois, in 1859. Due to the great good fortune of a transcript of the trial being found in the 1980?s, we are able t...

    The 2 star rating is more of an average than anything. This book deserves at least 4.5 stars for presenting a legal case that is interesting enough on its own, let alone because it includes insights into Abraham Lincoln pre-presidency. I was quickly caught up in the case and kept r...

    As a person who has never heard of Lincoln's last murder case, I found this book very informative. Not only Abe Lincoln was yet again proven to be a great leader but he had an amazing ability to win a case that was set for failure from the beginning. For those who do not know the ca...

    I read this from an ARC from the publisher, not the final sales edition. This work of narrative non-fiction is very readable, but has a bibliography that made me wonder a bit. About half of the sources listed are internet versions of things, some of which are merely online versions of...

    Just when you thought there was not another angle to find to write a new Lincoln book, here is a book that looks at the last major trial Lincoln was involved with as a lawyer before he became President. The story tries to work like a novel and uses transcriptions from the trial in an a...

    Best Non Fiction Book of 2018 (for me) ...

    I received a free digital copy of this text via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. Fantastic read, full review to come. +++++++++++++ See my full review here: https://allthebookblognamesaretaken.b... ...

    Lincoln's Last Trial is an account of the 1859 trial of Simeon Quinn "Peachy" Harrison whom Lincoln successfully defended against the charge of murder in the stabbing death of Greek Crafton. While this was not technically Lincoln's last trial, it was his last murder trial. An although ...

    Lincoln's Last Trial is a well-written, compelling telling of Lincoln's last major case (a murder trial) prior to his election as the 16th President. Told through the point of view of Robert Hitt, scribe to the trial, whose handwritten manuscript of the trial discovered in 1989 is the ...

    This book was so much fun to read that I zipped through it in a day. The story of Abraham Lincoln's last major trial before securing the nomination for president and the office itself, it not only brings Lincoln's skill as a criminal trial lawyer to life, it's also an interesting story...

    The murder trial described in the book is an interesting case. We don't learn much about the accused; we learn a lot about the victim. The writing style is stilted, lessening this reader's interest. Although a long bibliography is presented, and they assert that every fact is checked, ...

    *Disclaimer: I received my copy of this book after winning a free giveaway here on Goodreads.* As someone who is deeply fascinated by and interested in Abraham Lincoln, I was so excited to read this book. Lincoln's law career has been the subject of relatively little scholarly examin...

    This book is well written and it is an enjoyable read. Abrams chose to tell the story from the perspective of the trail stenographer, Rober Hitt, which brought an interesting perspective. At one point in the book, Abrams noted that the stenographers were taught to be careful not to ...

    A competent and interesting history that does a good job with the legal concepts involved. The writing is adequate, but fails to deliver on portraying the brilliance of Lincoln in the courtroom or the importance of the case in Lincoln's political career. Lincoln's courtroom brilliance ...

    Let me preface this by saying I'm a stenographer or court reporter, and this book is told from the perspective of Lincoln's "steno man," Robert Roberts Hitt. This profiles Lincoln's last trial, a murder trial in Springfield, Illinois. By this time, there's presidential interest in Abe,...

    As an attorney, I enjoy reading about cases (as long as they're not in textbooks), especially those few that find their way to jury trials. Because I don't see that sort of action myself, it opens up a whole new world to me. And this book certainly did that in an interesting way, by hi...

    An extremely enjoyable study of the last trial of Abe Lincoln's legal career in which he defended Quincy Harrison, who was charged with murdering Greek Crafton after a bitter conflict. The skills and great intelligence which Lincoln demonstrated as President were fully on display in hi...

    I don?t read a lot of non fiction but I thoroughly enjoyed reading about Lincoln?s life as an attorney. The book used the trial transcripts and notes from a court reporter, which was a new concept in 1859. This specific steno-man also transcribed the famous Lincoln-Douglas debates ...

    Awesome book about my favorite President!!!! This book really focuses on how determined and passionate Lincoln was in everything he did and I am just an awe at how amazing and fascinating he was. We need more presidents like him and Washington! On a recent visit at Washington's Mount V...

    We tend to think of Lincoln the statesman, the emancipator, this book stands out because it provides a compelling look at Lincoln the lawyer, Lincoln the actor and Lincoln as a master communicator ... Lincoln spent many more years lawyering than anything else and his accomplishments, s...

  • Darwin8u
    Jun 19, 2018

    "Talk to the jury as though your client's fate depends on every word you utter. Forget that you have any one to fall back upon, and you will do justice to yourself and your client." - Abraham Lincoln There are many levels of biography and history. There are academic books, publ...

  • Mudkip
    Jul 10, 2018

    "Talk to the jury as though your client's fate depends on every word you utter. Forget that you have any one to fall back upon, and you will do justice to yourself and your client." - Abraham Lincoln There are many levels of biography and history. There are academic books, publ...

    [Note:  This book was provided free of charge by Edelweiss/Hanover Square.  All thoughts and opinions are my own.] The title of this book is not entirely accurate.  While this was the last sensational case that Lincoln handled as an attorney before his nomination for the presiden...

    What a fascinating book this is. Reading like a novel, it reveals the history of a murder case in which Abraham Lincoln defended an accused young man in Springfield, Illinois, in 1859. Due to the great good fortune of a transcript of the trial being found in the 1980?s, we are able t...

    The 2 star rating is more of an average than anything. This book deserves at least 4.5 stars for presenting a legal case that is interesting enough on its own, let alone because it includes insights into Abraham Lincoln pre-presidency. I was quickly caught up in the case and kept r...

    As a person who has never heard of Lincoln's last murder case, I found this book very informative. Not only Abe Lincoln was yet again proven to be a great leader but he had an amazing ability to win a case that was set for failure from the beginning. For those who do not know the ca...

    I read this from an ARC from the publisher, not the final sales edition. This work of narrative non-fiction is very readable, but has a bibliography that made me wonder a bit. About half of the sources listed are internet versions of things, some of which are merely online versions of...

    Just when you thought there was not another angle to find to write a new Lincoln book, here is a book that looks at the last major trial Lincoln was involved with as a lawyer before he became President. The story tries to work like a novel and uses transcriptions from the trial in an a...

    Best Non Fiction Book of 2018 (for me) ...

  • Kristen
    Apr 11, 2018

    "Talk to the jury as though your client's fate depends on every word you utter. Forget that you have any one to fall back upon, and you will do justice to yourself and your client." - Abraham Lincoln There are many levels of biography and history. There are academic books, publ...

    [Note:  This book was provided free of charge by Edelweiss/Hanover Square.  All thoughts and opinions are my own.] The title of this book is not entirely accurate.  While this was the last sensational case that Lincoln handled as an attorney before his nomination for the presiden...

    What a fascinating book this is. Reading like a novel, it reveals the history of a murder case in which Abraham Lincoln defended an accused young man in Springfield, Illinois, in 1859. Due to the great good fortune of a transcript of the trial being found in the 1980?s, we are able t...

    The 2 star rating is more of an average than anything. This book deserves at least 4.5 stars for presenting a legal case that is interesting enough on its own, let alone because it includes insights into Abraham Lincoln pre-presidency. I was quickly caught up in the case and kept r...

    As a person who has never heard of Lincoln's last murder case, I found this book very informative. Not only Abe Lincoln was yet again proven to be a great leader but he had an amazing ability to win a case that was set for failure from the beginning. For those who do not know the ca...

    I read this from an ARC from the publisher, not the final sales edition. This work of narrative non-fiction is very readable, but has a bibliography that made me wonder a bit. About half of the sources listed are internet versions of things, some of which are merely online versions of...

    Just when you thought there was not another angle to find to write a new Lincoln book, here is a book that looks at the last major trial Lincoln was involved with as a lawyer before he became President. The story tries to work like a novel and uses transcriptions from the trial in an a...

    Best Non Fiction Book of 2018 (for me) ...

    I received a free digital copy of this text via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. Fantastic read, full review to come. +++++++++++++ See my full review here: https://allthebookblognamesaretaken.b... ...

    Lincoln's Last Trial is an account of the 1859 trial of Simeon Quinn "Peachy" Harrison whom Lincoln successfully defended against the charge of murder in the stabbing death of Greek Crafton. While this was not technically Lincoln's last trial, it was his last murder trial. An although ...

  • Chaim Shapiro
    Jun 26, 2018

    "Talk to the jury as though your client's fate depends on every word you utter. Forget that you have any one to fall back upon, and you will do justice to yourself and your client." - Abraham Lincoln There are many levels of biography and history. There are academic books, publ...

    [Note:  This book was provided free of charge by Edelweiss/Hanover Square.  All thoughts and opinions are my own.] The title of this book is not entirely accurate.  While this was the last sensational case that Lincoln handled as an attorney before his nomination for the presiden...

    What a fascinating book this is. Reading like a novel, it reveals the history of a murder case in which Abraham Lincoln defended an accused young man in Springfield, Illinois, in 1859. Due to the great good fortune of a transcript of the trial being found in the 1980?s, we are able t...

    The 2 star rating is more of an average than anything. This book deserves at least 4.5 stars for presenting a legal case that is interesting enough on its own, let alone because it includes insights into Abraham Lincoln pre-presidency. I was quickly caught up in the case and kept r...

    As a person who has never heard of Lincoln's last murder case, I found this book very informative. Not only Abe Lincoln was yet again proven to be a great leader but he had an amazing ability to win a case that was set for failure from the beginning. For those who do not know the ca...

    I read this from an ARC from the publisher, not the final sales edition. This work of narrative non-fiction is very readable, but has a bibliography that made me wonder a bit. About half of the sources listed are internet versions of things, some of which are merely online versions of...

    Just when you thought there was not another angle to find to write a new Lincoln book, here is a book that looks at the last major trial Lincoln was involved with as a lawyer before he became President. The story tries to work like a novel and uses transcriptions from the trial in an a...

    Best Non Fiction Book of 2018 (for me) ...

    I received a free digital copy of this text via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. Fantastic read, full review to come. +++++++++++++ See my full review here: https://allthebookblognamesaretaken.b... ...

    Lincoln's Last Trial is an account of the 1859 trial of Simeon Quinn "Peachy" Harrison whom Lincoln successfully defended against the charge of murder in the stabbing death of Greek Crafton. While this was not technically Lincoln's last trial, it was his last murder trial. An although ...

    Lincoln's Last Trial is a well-written, compelling telling of Lincoln's last major case (a murder trial) prior to his election as the 16th President. Told through the point of view of Robert Hitt, scribe to the trial, whose handwritten manuscript of the trial discovered in 1989 is the ...

    This book was so much fun to read that I zipped through it in a day. The story of Abraham Lincoln's last major trial before securing the nomination for president and the office itself, it not only brings Lincoln's skill as a criminal trial lawyer to life, it's also an interesting story...

    The murder trial described in the book is an interesting case. We don't learn much about the accused; we learn a lot about the victim. The writing style is stilted, lessening this reader's interest. Although a long bibliography is presented, and they assert that every fact is checked, ...

    *Disclaimer: I received my copy of this book after winning a free giveaway here on Goodreads.* As someone who is deeply fascinated by and interested in Abraham Lincoln, I was so excited to read this book. Lincoln's law career has been the subject of relatively little scholarly examin...

    This book is well written and it is an enjoyable read. Abrams chose to tell the story from the perspective of the trail stenographer, Rober Hitt, which brought an interesting perspective. At one point in the book, Abrams noted that the stenographers were taught to be careful not to ...

  • Roger Taylor
    Jun 27, 2018

    "Talk to the jury as though your client's fate depends on every word you utter. Forget that you have any one to fall back upon, and you will do justice to yourself and your client." - Abraham Lincoln There are many levels of biography and history. There are academic books, publ...

    [Note:  This book was provided free of charge by Edelweiss/Hanover Square.  All thoughts and opinions are my own.] The title of this book is not entirely accurate.  While this was the last sensational case that Lincoln handled as an attorney before his nomination for the presiden...

    What a fascinating book this is. Reading like a novel, it reveals the history of a murder case in which Abraham Lincoln defended an accused young man in Springfield, Illinois, in 1859. Due to the great good fortune of a transcript of the trial being found in the 1980?s, we are able t...

    The 2 star rating is more of an average than anything. This book deserves at least 4.5 stars for presenting a legal case that is interesting enough on its own, let alone because it includes insights into Abraham Lincoln pre-presidency. I was quickly caught up in the case and kept r...

    As a person who has never heard of Lincoln's last murder case, I found this book very informative. Not only Abe Lincoln was yet again proven to be a great leader but he had an amazing ability to win a case that was set for failure from the beginning. For those who do not know the ca...

    I read this from an ARC from the publisher, not the final sales edition. This work of narrative non-fiction is very readable, but has a bibliography that made me wonder a bit. About half of the sources listed are internet versions of things, some of which are merely online versions of...

    Just when you thought there was not another angle to find to write a new Lincoln book, here is a book that looks at the last major trial Lincoln was involved with as a lawyer before he became President. The story tries to work like a novel and uses transcriptions from the trial in an a...

    Best Non Fiction Book of 2018 (for me) ...

    I received a free digital copy of this text via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. Fantastic read, full review to come. +++++++++++++ See my full review here: https://allthebookblognamesaretaken.b... ...

    Lincoln's Last Trial is an account of the 1859 trial of Simeon Quinn "Peachy" Harrison whom Lincoln successfully defended against the charge of murder in the stabbing death of Greek Crafton. While this was not technically Lincoln's last trial, it was his last murder trial. An although ...

    Lincoln's Last Trial is a well-written, compelling telling of Lincoln's last major case (a murder trial) prior to his election as the 16th President. Told through the point of view of Robert Hitt, scribe to the trial, whose handwritten manuscript of the trial discovered in 1989 is the ...

    This book was so much fun to read that I zipped through it in a day. The story of Abraham Lincoln's last major trial before securing the nomination for president and the office itself, it not only brings Lincoln's skill as a criminal trial lawyer to life, it's also an interesting story...

    The murder trial described in the book is an interesting case. We don't learn much about the accused; we learn a lot about the victim. The writing style is stilted, lessening this reader's interest. Although a long bibliography is presented, and they assert that every fact is checked, ...

    *Disclaimer: I received my copy of this book after winning a free giveaway here on Goodreads.* As someone who is deeply fascinated by and interested in Abraham Lincoln, I was so excited to read this book. Lincoln's law career has been the subject of relatively little scholarly examin...

    This book is well written and it is an enjoyable read. Abrams chose to tell the story from the perspective of the trail stenographer, Rober Hitt, which brought an interesting perspective. At one point in the book, Abrams noted that the stenographers were taught to be careful not to ...

    A competent and interesting history that does a good job with the legal concepts involved. The writing is adequate, but fails to deliver on portraying the brilliance of Lincoln in the courtroom or the importance of the case in Lincoln's political career. Lincoln's courtroom brilliance ...

    Let me preface this by saying I'm a stenographer or court reporter, and this book is told from the perspective of Lincoln's "steno man," Robert Roberts Hitt. This profiles Lincoln's last trial, a murder trial in Springfield, Illinois. By this time, there's presidential interest in Abe,...

    As an attorney, I enjoy reading about cases (as long as they're not in textbooks), especially those few that find their way to jury trials. Because I don't see that sort of action myself, it opens up a whole new world to me. And this book certainly did that in an interesting way, by hi...

    An extremely enjoyable study of the last trial of Abe Lincoln's legal career in which he defended Quincy Harrison, who was charged with murdering Greek Crafton after a bitter conflict. The skills and great intelligence which Lincoln demonstrated as President were fully on display in hi...

  • Kt
    Jul 08, 2018

    "Talk to the jury as though your client's fate depends on every word you utter. Forget that you have any one to fall back upon, and you will do justice to yourself and your client." - Abraham Lincoln There are many levels of biography and history. There are academic books, publ...

    [Note:  This book was provided free of charge by Edelweiss/Hanover Square.  All thoughts and opinions are my own.] The title of this book is not entirely accurate.  While this was the last sensational case that Lincoln handled as an attorney before his nomination for the presiden...

    What a fascinating book this is. Reading like a novel, it reveals the history of a murder case in which Abraham Lincoln defended an accused young man in Springfield, Illinois, in 1859. Due to the great good fortune of a transcript of the trial being found in the 1980?s, we are able t...

    The 2 star rating is more of an average than anything. This book deserves at least 4.5 stars for presenting a legal case that is interesting enough on its own, let alone because it includes insights into Abraham Lincoln pre-presidency. I was quickly caught up in the case and kept r...

    As a person who has never heard of Lincoln's last murder case, I found this book very informative. Not only Abe Lincoln was yet again proven to be a great leader but he had an amazing ability to win a case that was set for failure from the beginning. For those who do not know the ca...

    I read this from an ARC from the publisher, not the final sales edition. This work of narrative non-fiction is very readable, but has a bibliography that made me wonder a bit. About half of the sources listed are internet versions of things, some of which are merely online versions of...

    Just when you thought there was not another angle to find to write a new Lincoln book, here is a book that looks at the last major trial Lincoln was involved with as a lawyer before he became President. The story tries to work like a novel and uses transcriptions from the trial in an a...

    Best Non Fiction Book of 2018 (for me) ...

    I received a free digital copy of this text via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. Fantastic read, full review to come. +++++++++++++ See my full review here: https://allthebookblognamesaretaken.b... ...

    Lincoln's Last Trial is an account of the 1859 trial of Simeon Quinn "Peachy" Harrison whom Lincoln successfully defended against the charge of murder in the stabbing death of Greek Crafton. While this was not technically Lincoln's last trial, it was his last murder trial. An although ...

    Lincoln's Last Trial is a well-written, compelling telling of Lincoln's last major case (a murder trial) prior to his election as the 16th President. Told through the point of view of Robert Hitt, scribe to the trial, whose handwritten manuscript of the trial discovered in 1989 is the ...

    This book was so much fun to read that I zipped through it in a day. The story of Abraham Lincoln's last major trial before securing the nomination for president and the office itself, it not only brings Lincoln's skill as a criminal trial lawyer to life, it's also an interesting story...

    The murder trial described in the book is an interesting case. We don't learn much about the accused; we learn a lot about the victim. The writing style is stilted, lessening this reader's interest. Although a long bibliography is presented, and they assert that every fact is checked, ...

    *Disclaimer: I received my copy of this book after winning a free giveaway here on Goodreads.* As someone who is deeply fascinated by and interested in Abraham Lincoln, I was so excited to read this book. Lincoln's law career has been the subject of relatively little scholarly examin...

    This book is well written and it is an enjoyable read. Abrams chose to tell the story from the perspective of the trail stenographer, Rober Hitt, which brought an interesting perspective. At one point in the book, Abrams noted that the stenographers were taught to be careful not to ...

    A competent and interesting history that does a good job with the legal concepts involved. The writing is adequate, but fails to deliver on portraying the brilliance of Lincoln in the courtroom or the importance of the case in Lincoln's political career. Lincoln's courtroom brilliance ...

    Let me preface this by saying I'm a stenographer or court reporter, and this book is told from the perspective of Lincoln's "steno man," Robert Roberts Hitt. This profiles Lincoln's last trial, a murder trial in Springfield, Illinois. By this time, there's presidential interest in Abe,...

    As an attorney, I enjoy reading about cases (as long as they're not in textbooks), especially those few that find their way to jury trials. Because I don't see that sort of action myself, it opens up a whole new world to me. And this book certainly did that in an interesting way, by hi...

    An extremely enjoyable study of the last trial of Abe Lincoln's legal career in which he defended Quincy Harrison, who was charged with murdering Greek Crafton after a bitter conflict. The skills and great intelligence which Lincoln demonstrated as President were fully on display in hi...

    I don?t read a lot of non fiction but I thoroughly enjoyed reading about Lincoln?s life as an attorney. The book used the trial transcripts and notes from a court reporter, which was a new concept in 1859. This specific steno-man also transcribed the famous Lincoln-Douglas debates ...

    Awesome book about my favorite President!!!! This book really focuses on how determined and passionate Lincoln was in everything he did and I am just an awe at how amazing and fascinating he was. We need more presidents like him and Washington! On a recent visit at Washington's Mount V...

  • Kathy
    Jun 04, 2018

    "Talk to the jury as though your client's fate depends on every word you utter. Forget that you have any one to fall back upon, and you will do justice to yourself and your client." - Abraham Lincoln There are many levels of biography and history. There are academic books, publ...

    [Note:  This book was provided free of charge by Edelweiss/Hanover Square.  All thoughts and opinions are my own.] The title of this book is not entirely accurate.  While this was the last sensational case that Lincoln handled as an attorney before his nomination for the presiden...

    What a fascinating book this is. Reading like a novel, it reveals the history of a murder case in which Abraham Lincoln defended an accused young man in Springfield, Illinois, in 1859. Due to the great good fortune of a transcript of the trial being found in the 1980?s, we are able t...

    The 2 star rating is more of an average than anything. This book deserves at least 4.5 stars for presenting a legal case that is interesting enough on its own, let alone because it includes insights into Abraham Lincoln pre-presidency. I was quickly caught up in the case and kept r...

    As a person who has never heard of Lincoln's last murder case, I found this book very informative. Not only Abe Lincoln was yet again proven to be a great leader but he had an amazing ability to win a case that was set for failure from the beginning. For those who do not know the ca...

    I read this from an ARC from the publisher, not the final sales edition. This work of narrative non-fiction is very readable, but has a bibliography that made me wonder a bit. About half of the sources listed are internet versions of things, some of which are merely online versions of...

    Just when you thought there was not another angle to find to write a new Lincoln book, here is a book that looks at the last major trial Lincoln was involved with as a lawyer before he became President. The story tries to work like a novel and uses transcriptions from the trial in an a...

    Best Non Fiction Book of 2018 (for me) ...

    I received a free digital copy of this text via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. Fantastic read, full review to come. +++++++++++++ See my full review here: https://allthebookblognamesaretaken.b... ...

    Lincoln's Last Trial is an account of the 1859 trial of Simeon Quinn "Peachy" Harrison whom Lincoln successfully defended against the charge of murder in the stabbing death of Greek Crafton. While this was not technically Lincoln's last trial, it was his last murder trial. An although ...

    Lincoln's Last Trial is a well-written, compelling telling of Lincoln's last major case (a murder trial) prior to his election as the 16th President. Told through the point of view of Robert Hitt, scribe to the trial, whose handwritten manuscript of the trial discovered in 1989 is the ...

  • Michael Murphy
    Jul 04, 2018

    "Talk to the jury as though your client's fate depends on every word you utter. Forget that you have any one to fall back upon, and you will do justice to yourself and your client." - Abraham Lincoln There are many levels of biography and history. There are academic books, publ...

    [Note:  This book was provided free of charge by Edelweiss/Hanover Square.  All thoughts and opinions are my own.] The title of this book is not entirely accurate.  While this was the last sensational case that Lincoln handled as an attorney before his nomination for the presiden...

    What a fascinating book this is. Reading like a novel, it reveals the history of a murder case in which Abraham Lincoln defended an accused young man in Springfield, Illinois, in 1859. Due to the great good fortune of a transcript of the trial being found in the 1980?s, we are able t...

    The 2 star rating is more of an average than anything. This book deserves at least 4.5 stars for presenting a legal case that is interesting enough on its own, let alone because it includes insights into Abraham Lincoln pre-presidency. I was quickly caught up in the case and kept r...

    As a person who has never heard of Lincoln's last murder case, I found this book very informative. Not only Abe Lincoln was yet again proven to be a great leader but he had an amazing ability to win a case that was set for failure from the beginning. For those who do not know the ca...

    I read this from an ARC from the publisher, not the final sales edition. This work of narrative non-fiction is very readable, but has a bibliography that made me wonder a bit. About half of the sources listed are internet versions of things, some of which are merely online versions of...

    Just when you thought there was not another angle to find to write a new Lincoln book, here is a book that looks at the last major trial Lincoln was involved with as a lawyer before he became President. The story tries to work like a novel and uses transcriptions from the trial in an a...

    Best Non Fiction Book of 2018 (for me) ...

    I received a free digital copy of this text via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. Fantastic read, full review to come. +++++++++++++ See my full review here: https://allthebookblognamesaretaken.b... ...

    Lincoln's Last Trial is an account of the 1859 trial of Simeon Quinn "Peachy" Harrison whom Lincoln successfully defended against the charge of murder in the stabbing death of Greek Crafton. While this was not technically Lincoln's last trial, it was his last murder trial. An although ...

    Lincoln's Last Trial is a well-written, compelling telling of Lincoln's last major case (a murder trial) prior to his election as the 16th President. Told through the point of view of Robert Hitt, scribe to the trial, whose handwritten manuscript of the trial discovered in 1989 is the ...

    This book was so much fun to read that I zipped through it in a day. The story of Abraham Lincoln's last major trial before securing the nomination for president and the office itself, it not only brings Lincoln's skill as a criminal trial lawyer to life, it's also an interesting story...

    The murder trial described in the book is an interesting case. We don't learn much about the accused; we learn a lot about the victim. The writing style is stilted, lessening this reader's interest. Although a long bibliography is presented, and they assert that every fact is checked, ...

    *Disclaimer: I received my copy of this book after winning a free giveaway here on Goodreads.* As someone who is deeply fascinated by and interested in Abraham Lincoln, I was so excited to read this book. Lincoln's law career has been the subject of relatively little scholarly examin...

    This book is well written and it is an enjoyable read. Abrams chose to tell the story from the perspective of the trail stenographer, Rober Hitt, which brought an interesting perspective. At one point in the book, Abrams noted that the stenographers were taught to be careful not to ...

    A competent and interesting history that does a good job with the legal concepts involved. The writing is adequate, but fails to deliver on portraying the brilliance of Lincoln in the courtroom or the importance of the case in Lincoln's political career. Lincoln's courtroom brilliance ...

    Let me preface this by saying I'm a stenographer or court reporter, and this book is told from the perspective of Lincoln's "steno man," Robert Roberts Hitt. This profiles Lincoln's last trial, a murder trial in Springfield, Illinois. By this time, there's presidential interest in Abe,...

    As an attorney, I enjoy reading about cases (as long as they're not in textbooks), especially those few that find their way to jury trials. Because I don't see that sort of action myself, it opens up a whole new world to me. And this book certainly did that in an interesting way, by hi...

    An extremely enjoyable study of the last trial of Abe Lincoln's legal career in which he defended Quincy Harrison, who was charged with murdering Greek Crafton after a bitter conflict. The skills and great intelligence which Lincoln demonstrated as President were fully on display in hi...

    I don?t read a lot of non fiction but I thoroughly enjoyed reading about Lincoln?s life as an attorney. The book used the trial transcripts and notes from a court reporter, which was a new concept in 1859. This specific steno-man also transcribed the famous Lincoln-Douglas debates ...

    Awesome book about my favorite President!!!! This book really focuses on how determined and passionate Lincoln was in everything he did and I am just an awe at how amazing and fascinating he was. We need more presidents like him and Washington! On a recent visit at Washington's Mount V...

    We tend to think of Lincoln the statesman, the emancipator, this book stands out because it provides a compelling look at Lincoln the lawyer, Lincoln the actor and Lincoln as a master communicator ... Lincoln spent many more years lawyering than anything else and his accomplishments, s...

    Using the frame of Lincoln's last major courtroom appearance before he became president, Abrams gives insight not only into the future president, but also the milieu of "western" America in the 1850s and the development of the American legal system. The minute by minute tension of Linc...

    A most satisfying and intriguing book. I can not believe a NETFLIX series has not been created to focus on all of Lincoln's work as a lawyer. We so think of him as our 16th President and are clueless about the 20 years he spent as a lawyer. Hundreds of cases, many surprising arguments ...

    While I have long stated that I am an admirer of Lincoln, I have to say it was difficult to read this book. The idea of reading about Lincoln as a lawyer was intriguing; however, I wasn't as drawn in as I had hoped. I co-worker and I were both reading this as part of our "reclusive boo...

    A Better Fourth Living in the next county over from the Lincoln farm where A. Lincoln grew up, of course, I am at the ready for any seemingly false citing of his good name. In the outline drawn on the ground of the once standing cabin I could still imagine the hardships that someway...

  • Barbara Heerman
    Jul 05, 2018

    "Talk to the jury as though your client's fate depends on every word you utter. Forget that you have any one to fall back upon, and you will do justice to yourself and your client." - Abraham Lincoln There are many levels of biography and history. There are academic books, publ...

    [Note:  This book was provided free of charge by Edelweiss/Hanover Square.  All thoughts and opinions are my own.] The title of this book is not entirely accurate.  While this was the last sensational case that Lincoln handled as an attorney before his nomination for the presiden...

    What a fascinating book this is. Reading like a novel, it reveals the history of a murder case in which Abraham Lincoln defended an accused young man in Springfield, Illinois, in 1859. Due to the great good fortune of a transcript of the trial being found in the 1980?s, we are able t...

    The 2 star rating is more of an average than anything. This book deserves at least 4.5 stars for presenting a legal case that is interesting enough on its own, let alone because it includes insights into Abraham Lincoln pre-presidency. I was quickly caught up in the case and kept r...

    As a person who has never heard of Lincoln's last murder case, I found this book very informative. Not only Abe Lincoln was yet again proven to be a great leader but he had an amazing ability to win a case that was set for failure from the beginning. For those who do not know the ca...

    I read this from an ARC from the publisher, not the final sales edition. This work of narrative non-fiction is very readable, but has a bibliography that made me wonder a bit. About half of the sources listed are internet versions of things, some of which are merely online versions of...

    Just when you thought there was not another angle to find to write a new Lincoln book, here is a book that looks at the last major trial Lincoln was involved with as a lawyer before he became President. The story tries to work like a novel and uses transcriptions from the trial in an a...

    Best Non Fiction Book of 2018 (for me) ...

    I received a free digital copy of this text via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. Fantastic read, full review to come. +++++++++++++ See my full review here: https://allthebookblognamesaretaken.b... ...

    Lincoln's Last Trial is an account of the 1859 trial of Simeon Quinn "Peachy" Harrison whom Lincoln successfully defended against the charge of murder in the stabbing death of Greek Crafton. While this was not technically Lincoln's last trial, it was his last murder trial. An although ...

    Lincoln's Last Trial is a well-written, compelling telling of Lincoln's last major case (a murder trial) prior to his election as the 16th President. Told through the point of view of Robert Hitt, scribe to the trial, whose handwritten manuscript of the trial discovered in 1989 is the ...

    This book was so much fun to read that I zipped through it in a day. The story of Abraham Lincoln's last major trial before securing the nomination for president and the office itself, it not only brings Lincoln's skill as a criminal trial lawyer to life, it's also an interesting story...

    The murder trial described in the book is an interesting case. We don't learn much about the accused; we learn a lot about the victim. The writing style is stilted, lessening this reader's interest. Although a long bibliography is presented, and they assert that every fact is checked, ...

  • Alina
    Jun 18, 2018

    "Talk to the jury as though your client's fate depends on every word you utter. Forget that you have any one to fall back upon, and you will do justice to yourself and your client." - Abraham Lincoln There are many levels of biography and history. There are academic books, publ...

    [Note:  This book was provided free of charge by Edelweiss/Hanover Square.  All thoughts and opinions are my own.] The title of this book is not entirely accurate.  While this was the last sensational case that Lincoln handled as an attorney before his nomination for the presiden...

    What a fascinating book this is. Reading like a novel, it reveals the history of a murder case in which Abraham Lincoln defended an accused young man in Springfield, Illinois, in 1859. Due to the great good fortune of a transcript of the trial being found in the 1980?s, we are able t...

    The 2 star rating is more of an average than anything. This book deserves at least 4.5 stars for presenting a legal case that is interesting enough on its own, let alone because it includes insights into Abraham Lincoln pre-presidency. I was quickly caught up in the case and kept r...

    As a person who has never heard of Lincoln's last murder case, I found this book very informative. Not only Abe Lincoln was yet again proven to be a great leader but he had an amazing ability to win a case that was set for failure from the beginning. For those who do not know the ca...

  • Ashley Davidson
    Jul 12, 2018

    "Talk to the jury as though your client's fate depends on every word you utter. Forget that you have any one to fall back upon, and you will do justice to yourself and your client." - Abraham Lincoln There are many levels of biography and history. There are academic books, publ...

    [Note:  This book was provided free of charge by Edelweiss/Hanover Square.  All thoughts and opinions are my own.] The title of this book is not entirely accurate.  While this was the last sensational case that Lincoln handled as an attorney before his nomination for the presiden...

    What a fascinating book this is. Reading like a novel, it reveals the history of a murder case in which Abraham Lincoln defended an accused young man in Springfield, Illinois, in 1859. Due to the great good fortune of a transcript of the trial being found in the 1980?s, we are able t...

    The 2 star rating is more of an average than anything. This book deserves at least 4.5 stars for presenting a legal case that is interesting enough on its own, let alone because it includes insights into Abraham Lincoln pre-presidency. I was quickly caught up in the case and kept r...

    As a person who has never heard of Lincoln's last murder case, I found this book very informative. Not only Abe Lincoln was yet again proven to be a great leader but he had an amazing ability to win a case that was set for failure from the beginning. For those who do not know the ca...

    I read this from an ARC from the publisher, not the final sales edition. This work of narrative non-fiction is very readable, but has a bibliography that made me wonder a bit. About half of the sources listed are internet versions of things, some of which are merely online versions of...

    Just when you thought there was not another angle to find to write a new Lincoln book, here is a book that looks at the last major trial Lincoln was involved with as a lawyer before he became President. The story tries to work like a novel and uses transcriptions from the trial in an a...

    Best Non Fiction Book of 2018 (for me) ...

    I received a free digital copy of this text via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. Fantastic read, full review to come. +++++++++++++ See my full review here: https://allthebookblognamesaretaken.b... ...

    Lincoln's Last Trial is an account of the 1859 trial of Simeon Quinn "Peachy" Harrison whom Lincoln successfully defended against the charge of murder in the stabbing death of Greek Crafton. While this was not technically Lincoln's last trial, it was his last murder trial. An although ...

    Lincoln's Last Trial is a well-written, compelling telling of Lincoln's last major case (a murder trial) prior to his election as the 16th President. Told through the point of view of Robert Hitt, scribe to the trial, whose handwritten manuscript of the trial discovered in 1989 is the ...

    This book was so much fun to read that I zipped through it in a day. The story of Abraham Lincoln's last major trial before securing the nomination for president and the office itself, it not only brings Lincoln's skill as a criminal trial lawyer to life, it's also an interesting story...

    The murder trial described in the book is an interesting case. We don't learn much about the accused; we learn a lot about the victim. The writing style is stilted, lessening this reader's interest. Although a long bibliography is presented, and they assert that every fact is checked, ...

    *Disclaimer: I received my copy of this book after winning a free giveaway here on Goodreads.* As someone who is deeply fascinated by and interested in Abraham Lincoln, I was so excited to read this book. Lincoln's law career has been the subject of relatively little scholarly examin...

    This book is well written and it is an enjoyable read. Abrams chose to tell the story from the perspective of the trail stenographer, Rober Hitt, which brought an interesting perspective. At one point in the book, Abrams noted that the stenographers were taught to be careful not to ...

    A competent and interesting history that does a good job with the legal concepts involved. The writing is adequate, but fails to deliver on portraying the brilliance of Lincoln in the courtroom or the importance of the case in Lincoln's political career. Lincoln's courtroom brilliance ...

    Let me preface this by saying I'm a stenographer or court reporter, and this book is told from the perspective of Lincoln's "steno man," Robert Roberts Hitt. This profiles Lincoln's last trial, a murder trial in Springfield, Illinois. By this time, there's presidential interest in Abe,...

    As an attorney, I enjoy reading about cases (as long as they're not in textbooks), especially those few that find their way to jury trials. Because I don't see that sort of action myself, it opens up a whole new world to me. And this book certainly did that in an interesting way, by hi...

    An extremely enjoyable study of the last trial of Abe Lincoln's legal career in which he defended Quincy Harrison, who was charged with murdering Greek Crafton after a bitter conflict. The skills and great intelligence which Lincoln demonstrated as President were fully on display in hi...

    I don?t read a lot of non fiction but I thoroughly enjoyed reading about Lincoln?s life as an attorney. The book used the trial transcripts and notes from a court reporter, which was a new concept in 1859. This specific steno-man also transcribed the famous Lincoln-Douglas debates ...