Monday, November 12, 2007

Author Interview--Julie Fenster, The Case of Abraham Lincoln

Some interesting things are happening at! A few weeks ago I received a review copy of Julie Fenster's new book, The Case of Abraham Lincoln: A Story of Adultery, Murder and the Making of a Great President. I really enjoyed the book and planned on writing a traditional review, but a unique opportunity has come our way. The author has agreed to do an exclusive Question & Answer session with us!

I would like for readers to participate in the Q & A. So, if you have read the book and want to make a comment or ask a question about it, please send me an email or reply to this thread on the Discussion Board and I will try to incorporate your ideas into the Q & A session.

For those of you who haven't read the book yet, you can purchase a copy through Amazon by clicking on the link above.

Here is a short synopsis of The Case of Abraham Lincoln:

In early 1856, Abraham Lincoln was at a personal crossroads. Often despondent, he had grown bored with his work as a lawyer and was beginning to see himself as just a former Congressman without much of a future in politics. Later that year, as the gruesome murder case of George Anderson, a Springfield blacksmith, unfolded. Lincoln's legal and political career began to pick up speed. The string of lurid revelations that followed the crime became front page news across the country, as Lincoln rose in the national spotlight. The Anderson case reflected the spirit of the times: an inescapable dark world, hidden within the optimism and innocense of a young nation. With this case Lincoln's legal skills as a defender were challenged as never before and he was finally able to prove himself as a man with a great destiny.

Julie Fenster is the co-author (with Douglas Brinkley) of The New York Times best-seller Parish Priest. Her books include the award-winning Ether Day and Race of the Century. A regular contributor to American Heritage, Fenster has also written for The New York Times and the Los Angeles Times. She lives in Syracuse, New York.

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