Online reservations are now closed, but walk-ups will be admitted at the door (until the venue is at capacity)!
Wednesday, June 13, 7pm
Maryville University Auditorium
Left Bank Books and Maryville Talks Books welcome ABC News Chief Legal Affairs Anchor Dan Abrams, who will sign and discuss his new book, Lincoln's Last Trial: The Murder Case that Propelled Him to the Presidency!
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 more than three thousand cases—including more than twenty-five murder trials—during his two-decades-long career, was hired to defend him. This was to be his last great case as a lawyer. Lincoln’s Last Trial captures the presidential hopeful’s dramatic courtroom confrontations in vivid detail as he fights for his client—but also for his own blossoming political future. It is a moment in history that shines a light on our legal system, as in this case Lincoln fought a legal battle that remains incredibly relevant today.
"This book not only brings a rare transcript to life, it makes you feel as if you are watching a live camera riveted on a courtroom more than 150 years ago." —Diane Sawyer
This event is free and open to the public, but proof of purchase of Lincoln's Last Trial from Left Bank Books will be required to enter the signing line. Pre-order your copy here!