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Indiana, 1818. Moonlight falls through the dense woods that surround a one-room cabin, where a nine-year-old Abraham Lincoln kneels at his suffering mother's bedside. She's been stricken with something the old-timers call "Milk Sickness."
"My baby boy..." she whispers before dying.
Only later will the grieving Abe learn that his mother's fatal affliction was actually the work of a vampire.
When the truth becomes known to young Lincoln, he writes in his journal, "henceforth my life shall be one of rigorous study and devotion. I shall become a master of mind and body. And this mastery shall have but one purpose..." Gifted with his legendary height, strength, and skill with an ax, Abe sets out on a path of vengeance that will lead him all the way to the White House.
While Abraham Lincoln is widely lauded for saving a Union and freeing millions of slaves, his valiant fight against the forces of the undead has remained in the shadows for hundreds of years. That is, until Seth Grahame-Smith stumbled upon The Secret Journal of Abraham Lincoln, and became the first living person to lay eyes on it in more than 140 years.
Using the journal as his guide and writing in the grand biographical style of Doris Kearns Goodwin and David McCullough, Seth has reconstructed the true life story of our greatest president for the first time-all while revealing the hidden history behind the Civil War and uncovering the role vampires played in the birth, growth, and near-death of our nation..
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It's not a bad concept; it's not badly written, technically. But it's pretty monotonous, and it was easy to lose interest. Read morePublished 1 day ago by Freeland
The movie was nothing like this book actually the movie did no justice to book at all. I am even ashamed that I saw the movie before I read this amazing book. I give five stars. Read morePublished 4 days ago by maree kelly
This is a book I have wanted to read ever since I first heard about it several years ago, way before the movie came out but I do have to admit that in this case I did watch the... Read morePublished 7 days ago by Gizzimomo Wilson
As a lover of history and vampire stories, this book is perfect.
It reads like a historic memoir and makes you wonder, could it be true ;)
Fantastic. I am not one for vampire novels and only have twilight as a comparison, but I really enjoyed this. Maybe it was due to the fact that I love historical fiction. Read morePublished 22 days ago by dmjordan