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The Lincoln Conspiracy: The Secret Plot to Kill America's 16th President--and Why It Failed Spiral-Bound | May 5, 2020

Brad Meltzer, Josh Mensch

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The bestselling authors of The First Conspiracy, which covers the secret plot against George Washington, now turn their attention to a little-known, but true story about a failed assassination attempt on President Lincoln

Everyone knows the story of Abraham Lincoln’s assassination in 1865, but few are aware of the original conspiracy to kill him four years earlier in 1861, literally on his way to Washington, D.C., for his first inauguration.

The conspirators were part of a white supremacist secret society that didn’t want an abolitionist in the White House. They planned an elaborate scheme to assassinate the President-elect in Baltimore as Lincoln’s inauguration train passed through, en route to the nation's capital. The plot was investigated by famed detective Allan Pinkerton, who infiltrated the group with undercover agents, including Kate Warne, one of the first female private detectives in America.

Had the assassination succeeded, there would have been no Lincoln Presidency and the course of the Civil War and American history would have forever been altered.

Publisher: Macmillan
Original Binding: Hardcover with dust jacket
Pages: 448 pages
ISBN-10: 1250317479
Item Weight: 1.4 lbs
Dimensions: 6.5 x 1.6 x 9.6 inches
Customer Reviews: 4 out of 5 stars 1,001 to 10,000 ratings