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The Impeachment of Abraham Lincoln

Stephen L. Carter

From the best-selling author of The Emperor of Ocean Park and New England White, a daring reimagining of one of the most tumultuous moments in our nation's past Stephen L. 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. Two years later he is charged with overstepping his constitutional authority, both during and after the Civil War, and faces an impeachment trial . . . Twenty-one-year-old Abigail Canner is a young black woman with a degree from Oberlin, a letter of employment from the law firm that has undertaken Lincoln's defense, and the iron-strong conviction, learned from her late mother, that "whatever limitations society might place on ordinary negroes, they would never apply to her." And so Abigail embarks on a life that defies the norms of every stratum of Washington society: working side by side with a white clerk, meeting the great and powerful of the nation, including the president himself. But when Lincoln's lead counsel is found brutally murdered on the eve of the trial, Abigail is plunged into a treacherous web of intrigue and conspiracy reaching the highest levels of the divided government. Here is a vividly imagined work of historical fiction that captures the emotional tenor of post-Civil War America, a brilliantly realized courtroom drama that explores the always contentious question of the nature of presidential authority, and a galvanizing story of political suspense.

From the best-selling author of The Emperor of Ocean Park and New England White, a daring reimagining of one of the most tumultuous moments in our nation's past Stephen L. 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. Two years later he is charged with overstepping his constitutional authority, both during and after the Civil War, and faces an impeachment trial . . . Twenty-one-year-old Abigail Canner is a young black woman with a degree from Oberlin, a letter of employment from the law firm that has undertaken Lincoln's defense, and the iron-strong conviction, learned from her late mother, that "whatever limitations society might place on ordinary negroes, they would never apply to her." And so Abigail embarks on a life that defies the norms of every stratum of Washington society: working side by side with a white clerk, meeting the great and powerful of the nation, including the president himself. But when Lincoln's lead counsel is found brutally murdered on the eve of the trial, Abigail is plunged into a treacherous web of intrigue and conspiracy reaching the highest levels of the divided government. Here is a vividly imagined work of historical fiction that captures the emotional tenor of post-Civil War America, a brilliantly realized courtroom drama that explores the always contentious question of the nature of presidential authority, and a galvanizing story of political suspense.
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From the best-selling author of The Emperor of Ocean Park and New England White, a daring reimagining of one of the most tumultuous moments in our nation's past Stephen L. 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. Two years later he is charged with overstepping his constitutional authority, both during and after the Civil War, and faces an impeachment trial . . . Twenty-one-year-old Abigail Canner is a young black woman with a degree from Oberlin, a letter of employment from the law firm that has undertaken Lincoln's defense, and the iron-strong conviction, learned from her late mother, that "whatever limitations society might place on ordinary negroes, they would never apply to her." And so Abigail embarks on a life that defies the norms of every stratum of Washington society: working side by side with a white clerk, meeting the great and powerful of the nation, including the president himself. But when Lincoln's lead counsel is found brutally murdered on the eve of the trial, Abigail is plunged into a treacherous web of intrigue and conspiracy reaching the highest levels of the divided government. Here is a vividly imagined work of historical fiction that captures the emotional tenor of post-Civil War America, a brilliantly realized courtroom drama that explores the always contentious question of the nature of presidential authority, and a galvanizing story of political suspense.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Paul Boehmer

Length:

22h 48m


Chapters

Introduction
Introduction

21:12


Part 1, Chapter 1
Part 1, Chapter 1

30:56


Part 1, Chapter 2
Part 1, Chapter 2

23:07


Part 1, Chapter 3
Part 1, Chapter 3

28:23


Part 1, Chapter 4
Part 1, Chapter 4

27:54


Part 1, Chapter 5
Part 1, Chapter 5

16:48


Part 1, Chapter 6
Part 1, Chapter 6

27:39


Part 1, Chapter 7
Part 1, Chapter 7

15:04


Part 1, Chapter 8
Part 1, Chapter 8

19:59


Part 1, Chapter 9
Part 1, Chapter 9

22:21


Part 1, Chapter 10
Part 1, Chapter 10

25:16


Part 1, Chapter 11
Part 1, Chapter 11

15:35


Part 1, Chapter 12
Part 1, Chapter 12

19:21


Part 1, Chapter 13
Part 1, Chapter 13

31:03


Part 1, Chapter 14
Part 1, Chapter 14

22:26


Part 1, Chapter 15
Part 1, Chapter 15

22:09


Part 1, Chapter 16
Part 1, Chapter 16

15:30


Part 1, Chapter 17
Part 1, Chapter 17

23:35


Part 1, Chapter 18
Part 1, Chapter 18

20:34


Part 1, Chapter 19
Part 1, Chapter 19

20:36


Part 1, Chapter 20
Part 1, Chapter 20

31:34


Part 1, Chapter 21
Part 1, Chapter 21

19:30


Part 1, Chapter 22
Part 1, Chapter 22

17:20


Part 1, Chapter 23
Part 1, Chapter 23

19:16


Part 1, Chapter 24
Part 1, Chapter 24

30:06


Part 1, Chapter 25
Part 1, Chapter 25

34:53


Part 1, Chapter 26
Part 1, Chapter 26

22:12


Part 1, Chapter 27
Part 1, Chapter 27

19:13


Part 1, Chapter 28
Part 1, Chapter 28

11:08


Part 2, Chapter 29
Part 2, Chapter 29

39:08


Part 2, Chapter 30
Part 2, Chapter 30

22:13


Part 2, Chapter 31
Part 2, Chapter 31

27:11


Part 2, Chapter 32
Part 2, Chapter 32

25:18


Part 2, Chapter 33
Part 2, Chapter 33

24:28


Part 2, Chapter 34
Part 2, Chapter 34

32:55


Part 2, Chapter 35
Part 2, Chapter 35

24:13


Part 2, Chapter 36
Part 2, Chapter 36

16:10


Part 2, Chapter 37
Part 2, Chapter 37

26:23


Part 2, Chapter 38
Part 2, Chapter 38

33:45


Part 2, Chapter 39
Part 2, Chapter 39

18:00


Part 2, Chapter 40
Part 2, Chapter 40

29:56


Part 2, Chapter 41
Part 2, Chapter 41

24:43


Part 2, Chapter 42
Part 2, Chapter 42

11:10


Part 2, Chapter 43
Part 2, Chapter 43

28:36


Part 2, Chapter 44
Part 2, Chapter 44

30:24


Part 2, Chapter 45
Part 2, Chapter 45

23:55


Part 2, Chapter 46
Part 2, Chapter 46

21:08


Part 2, Chapter 47
Part 2, Chapter 47

20:44


Part 2, Chapter 48
Part 2, Chapter 48

20:18


Part 2, Chapter 49
Part 2, Chapter 49

17:34


Part 2, Chapter 50
Part 2, Chapter 50

05:58


Part 2, Chapter 51
Part 2, Chapter 51

32:44


Part 2, Chapter 52
Part 2, Chapter 52

16:41


Part 2, Chapter 53
Part 2, Chapter 53

20:29


Part 2, Chapter 54
Part 2, Chapter 54

15:24


Part 2, Chapter 55
Part 2, Chapter 55

23:34


Part 2, Chapter 56
Part 2, Chapter 56

17:25


Part 2, Chapter 57
Part 2, Chapter 57

11:49


Part 2, Chapter 58
Part 2, Chapter 58

15:03


Part 2, Chapter 59
Part 2, Chapter 59

14:23


Part 2, Chapter 60
Part 2, Chapter 60

21:56


Part 2, Chapter 61
Part 2, Chapter 61

00:33