The Impeachment of Abraham Lincoln

The Impeachment of Abraham Lincoln

by Stephen L. Carter
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The Impeachment of Abraham Lincoln 3.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 20 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Stephen L. Carter is one of my FAVORITE Authors and once again he has a "best seller" on my list! This story is about President Lincoln, after being shot, but instead of dying, he lives and goes through an impeachment trial. Very well written and makes you say "hmmm..." what if? Even though this is fiction, there is a lot of true facts used and spun in a way that makes you wonder, just how much is truly fiction and what's real. A MUST READ!
robertlockwoodmills More than 1 year ago
Why do you invite reviews, then refuse to publish them? Bob Mills
windycityvoice More than 1 year ago
Haven't you always wondered - what would have happened if Lincoln hadn;t been fatally shot? This is one possibility. Not only is the storytelling good, I am reminded of some historical aspects along the way. PLus the main character is worth knowing. I haven;t finished yet but I am eager to find out what happens.
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Truly thought-provoking storyline.
mare0 More than 1 year ago
One of the greatest authors out there today. This novel will hold the readers attention to the very end. What a masterful storyteller!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Richly developed characters play out an amazing storyline in this Lincoln book. By far one of my best reads in 2012.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Prof. Carter's combination of fact and fiction has produced a true page turner! This is a unique approach to a "what if..." situation in our history. I really enjoyed reading it.
prenoun More than 1 year ago
Intricately woven, richly informed, and as plausible as anything in contemporary history, "The Impeachment" is a mix of courtroom drama and traditional mystery that aspires -- and achieves -- to be entertaining genre fiction, a study of American race relations, a recognition of women as political protagonists, and a realization of history's political corpus -- where time and place shape as much for the country as personage and character. This wasn't a fast read, or a shallow one, but Carter's attention to detail creates such a plausible escape from history that the reality becomes equally refreshed. The shine taken briefly from Lincoln here makes us only doubly more appreciative that we ever had him at all.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Fascinating concept and perspective on a highly bolatile period in American history.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
As crazy as the title may sound, it answers a big question about history: what if Lincoln survived his shooting?
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
GREAT!!! GREAT!!! BOOK..... An absolutely awesome what if book. What a great imagination. This is by far his greatest effort to date.
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MichaelTheAuthorMG More than 1 year ago
Quite simply, a masterpiece Stephen L. Carter’s fifth novel foreshadows many elements of our contemporary political dialogue. Should we embrace politicians whose motives to do the right thing are impure, or is it better to wait a generation for true idealists? Should Congress dictate the President’s choice of cabinet secretaries? Do our judges and Supreme Court justices pursue political agendas? The reader encounters wry humor in the male protagonist’s realization that marrying his high-school sweetheart will necessitate continual deference to her father’s views, and in a salty character’s introducing a prostitute to Queen Victoria’s court as a Philadelphia socialite. The tour of seedier neighborhoods in the nation’s capital is reminiscent of Tom Clancy’s similar account of Baltimore. The plot is reminiscent of John Grisham’s, the characters unforgettably drawn, the mixture of formal turgidity and anachronistic idiom – e.g., Lincoln’s use of the phrase “on my watch” – amusing. There is a learned exposition of codes and ciphers, and, above all, the description of the impeachment trial itself is a riveting and revealing case study of the law and jurisprudence. One pleasurably expects more historical fiction from this author, whose own remarkable achievements, including a long and ongoing career as a law professor at Yale, parallel those of his heroine, whom we are left to imagine reuniting with the male protagonist.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Another read
Art65 More than 1 year ago
A totally misnamed book. Boring, insipid and uninspired
huskerfan29 More than 1 year ago
This book should shed a bit of light on the President who consolidated and centralized all federal powers in the U.S., and also went against the constitutional provision for states to cede.