Thursday, December 17, 2020
The Lincoln Conspiracy: The Secret Plot to Kill America's 16th President--and Why It Failed
Gripping. If you avoid reading history because you find it dull, consider picking up a copy of a book titled, The Lincoln Conspiracy: The Secret Plot to Kill America's 16th President--and Why It Failed, by novelist Brad Meltzer and historian Josh Mensch. The book tells the story of a plot by a Baltimore secret society to kill Abraham Lincoln on his journey by train to Washington, DC in 1861 to assume the duties of the United States Presidency. I had never heard of this plot before, so I found the narrative gripping to read and was excited to find out something new about Abraham Lincoln. An added bonus involves the way Allan Pinkerton was involved, how he kept the secret, and that he employed a woman to play a key role in protecting Mr. Lincoln. Rating: Four-star (I like it) Click here to purchase The Lincoln Conspiracy from amazon.com.