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The Impeachment of Abraham Lincoln

(2012)
A novel by

 
From the author of the best sellers The Emperor of Ocean Park and New England White, an electrifying, provocative new novel that asks the question: What would have happened had Lincoln not been assassinated?

Stephen Carter's thrilling new novel takes as its starting point an alternate history: President Abraham Lincoln survives the assassination attempt at Ford's Theatre on April 14, 1865--only to be charged with overstepping his Constitutional authority during the Civil War, and faced with impeachment. Abigail, a young black woman recently graduated from Oberlin, is hired by a D.C. law firm to assist in Lincoln's defense. Working with a white clerk named Jonathan, and ducking the admonitions of her formidable Nanny Pork, Abigail embarks on a life that defies the norms of Washington society. But when one of Lincoln's lead lawyers is found brutally murdered, she finds herself plunged into a web of intrigue, politics, and conspiracy more tangled than she could have imagined. Here is a sweeping drama that captures the emotional tenor of post-Civil War America, that explores the nature of presidential authority (a particularly resonant subject for our own moment in history), and that gives us a galvanizing story of political suspense.

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Hardback Editions

July 2012 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Impeachment of Abraham Lincoln
Author(s): Stephen L Carter
ISBN: 0-307-27263-X / 978-0-307-27263-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Knopf
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Paperback Editions

April 2013 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Impeachment of Abraham Lincoln
Author(s): Stephen L Carter
ISBN: 0-307-47448-8 / 978-0-307-47448-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Vintage
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Audio Editions

July 2012 : USA Audio CD
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Title: The Impeachment of Abraham Lincoln
Author(s): Stephen L Carter
ISBN: 0-307-98978-X / 978-0-307-98978-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Random House Audio
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July 2012 : USA Audio CD
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Title: The Impeachment of Abraham Lincoln
Author(s): Stephen L Carter
ISBN: 0-307-98980-1 / 978-0-307-98980-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Books on Tape
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July 2012 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Impeachment of Abraham Lincoln
Author(s): Stephen L Carter
Publisher: Random House Audio
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July 2012 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: The Impeachment of Abraham Lincoln
Author(s): Stephen L Carter
Publisher: Random House Audio
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Kindle Editions

July 2012 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: The Impeachment of Abraham Lincoln
Author(s): Stephen L Carter
Publisher: Vintage
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