The Lincoln Conspiracy by Brad Meltzer audiobook

The Lincoln Conspiracy: The Secret Plot to Kill America's 16th President--and Why It Failed

By Brad Meltzer  and Josh Mensch
Read by Scott Brick

Macmillan Audio 9781250317476
10.71 Hours 1
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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, DC, for his first inauguration. The conspirators were part of a pro-Southern secret society that didn’t want an antislavery president in the White House. They planned an elaborate scheme to assassinate the brand-new president in Baltimore as Lincoln’s inauguration train passed through en route to the Capitol. The plot was investigated by famed detective Allan Pinkerton, who infiltrated the group with undercover agents, including 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. A Macmillan Audio production from Flatiron Books

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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, DC, for his first inauguration. The conspirators were part of a pro-Southern secret society that didn’t want an antislavery president in the White House. They planned an elaborate scheme to assassinate the brand-new president in Baltimore as Lincoln’s inauguration train passed through en route to the Capitol.

The plot was investigated by famed detective Allan Pinkerton, who infiltrated the group with undercover agents, including 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.

A Macmillan Audio production from Flatiron Books

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“[A] harrowing story…Every page is mesmerizing and eye-opening. A must-read!” Douglas Brinkley, New York Times bestselling author
“Brick can make a nursery rhyme sound exciting, and he’s on fire in this audiobook. His enthralling voice builds excitement as he delivers the narrative…The work is hypnotic and transports the listener to an America that was sharply divided by a president, a situation eerily familiar.” AudioFile
“Tak[es] deep dives into Lincoln’s life and the prevailing attitudes toward race and politics at the time.” NPR
“A historical work that reads like a page-turning thriller.” BookReporter
“A brisk political thriller…A sharply drawn episode.” Kirkus Reviews
“Meltzer and Mensch maintain suspense despite the known outcome of the story and convincingly counter claims that Pinkerton made the whole thing up for publicity purposes.” Publishers Weekly
“The mentality, movements, and means of Pinkerton and his agents makes for a revealing look inside the world of secessionist fanaticism.” Library Journal
The Lincoln Conspiracy not only revitalizes history, it transforms it, turning its principal player into a flesh and blood defender of everything the republic stands for and the target of a malevolent cabal that went awry long before the ill-fated night at Ford’s Theatre. Fantastic. You’ll never look at Abraham Lincoln the same way again.” Les Standiford, author of Last Train to Paradise

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Author Bio: Brad Meltzer

Author Bio: Brad Meltzer

Brad Meltzer is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Inner Circle, The Book of Fate, and several other bestselling thrillers. In addition to his fiction, he is one of the only authors to ever have books on the bestseller list for nonfiction, advice, children’s books, and even graphic books. He is also the host of Brad Meltzer’s Decoded on the History Channel, and Brad Meltzer’s Lost History on H2.

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Author Bio: Josh Mensch

Author Bio: Josh Mensch

Josh Mensch is a writer and documentary television producer with a focus on American history and culture. For television, he has been a showrunner, director and writer on series for the History Channel, PBS, National Geographic, Discovery, A&E and other networks. Josh is a graduate of Princeton University and the Columbia Journalism School, and lives in Brooklyn with his family.

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Available Formats : Digital Download, CD
Category: Nonfiction/History
Runtime: 10.71
Audience: Adult
Language: English