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Author: Dan Abrams, David Fisher Narrator: Dan Abrams, Roger Wayne Publisher: Harlequin Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: May 2019 ISBN: 9781488206375
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New York Times bestselling authors of Lincoln’s Last Trial take readers inside the courtroom to witness an epic case in which Theodore Roosevelt, weighing one last presidential run, challenged corruption in the political party that made him.

“No more dramatic courtroom scene has ever been enacted,” reported the Syracuse Herald on May 22, 1915 as it covered “the greatest libel suit in history,” a battle fought between former President Theodore Roosevelt and the leader of the Republican party.

Teddy Roosevelt, the boisterous and mostly beloved national hero, had accused his former friend and political ally, now turned rival, the Republican Party leader William Barnes of corruption. The furious Barnes responded by suing Roosevelt for an enormous sum that would have financially devastated him.

But the trial wasn’t about money, it was a fight for reputation. For Roosevelt this was to be his last hurrah. He still harbored political dreams, and there were strong indications he intended to make one more run for the White House. Barnes had his own political ambitions, planning to run for the United States Senate. Those hopes would be dashed if he could not defeat a man so widely respected as “Colonel Roosevelt.”

Following the case through court transcripts, news reports, and other primary sources, New York Times bestselling authors Dan Abrams and David Fisher present a high-definition picture of the former president, still fighting for his own political career and, just as importantly, the patriotic ideals he held dear.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Dan Abrams and David Fisher write the heart-pounding pulse of history…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 on Lincoln’s Last Trial

  • “[The case] cemented Lincoln’s image as a courtroom star—and Abrams and Fisher have made the most of their material, polishing a musty transcript into an entertaining slice of life.”

    USA Today on Lincoln’s Last Trial

  • “Captivating… If you love legal thrillers, this is your book!”

    Kimberly Guilfoyle, author of Making the Case, on Lincoln’s Last Trial

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About the Author

Dan Abrams is the CEO and founder of Abrams Media and chief legal affairs anchor for ABC News. He is also the host of both 60 Days In and Live PD on A&E. A graduate of Columbia University Law School, he is the author of the Washington Post bestseller Man Down and has written for the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Newsweek, and the Yale Law and Policy Review, among many others. He lives in New York.

About the Narrator

Roger Wayne served in the Air Force as a radio and television broadcast journalist in South Korea and won several awards before obtaining a BA degree in communications and journalism. He is an actor living in New York, narrating audiobooks, working on independent film projects, performing off Broadway, and auditioning for major network shows.