The Murder Trials of Abraham Lincoln

Author: George R. Dekle

Publisher: SIU Press

ISBN: 0809335972

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 248

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"The conventional wisdom says that most of Lincoln's practice involved collecting debt and representing railroads; that he only practiced law as a platform for his political career; that criminal law was only a minuscule part of his practice; and that he was particularly bad at defending homicide cases. A survey of Lincoln's murder cases demonstrates that he was first and foremost a trial lawyer, that the trial of criminal cases was an important part of his practice, and that he was not only a very good criminal trial lawyer, he was very capable of defending murder cases. Dekle devotes a chapter to each of Lincoln's well-documented criminal cases, paying particular attention to homicide cases. He consolidates cases for which we have little reference material into a single chapter and ends with an overall assessment of Lincoln as a criminal trial lawyer"--
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Author: Ed Arminson

Publisher: William E. Ehrke

ISBN: 1783018496

Category: Fiction

Page: 492

View: 1873

Abandoned on the doorstep of a fraternity house as an infant, Franklin Taurus Wells has a single compelling motivation: To find out who he is. Returning to live as caretaker in the ponderous emptiness of that same decaying mansion, Tau discovers an intricate tangle of mysteries, feuds and sins unfolding around him--as well as romance. Mayor's mansion, art studio, fraternity house, marble mausoleum--everybody wants One Thousand Cliff Road but nobody wants to release its secrets. Three books in one--over 60 captivating chapters.
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Author: Dan Abrams,David Fisher

Publisher: Harlequin

ISBN: 1488095329

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 320

View: 8904

Instant New York Times bestseller! A USA Today Top 10 Hot Book for Summer “Makes you feel as if you are watching a live camera riveted on a courtroom more than 150 years ago.” —Diane Sawyer The true story of Abraham Lincoln’s last murder trial, a case in which he had a deep personal involvement—and which played out in the nation’s newspapers as he began his presidential campaign At the end of the summer of 1859, twenty-two-year-old Peachy Quinn Harrison went on trial for murder in Springfield, Illinois. Abraham Lincoln, who had been involved in more than three thousand cases—including more than twenty-five murder trials—during his two-decades-long career, was hired to defend him. This was to be his last great case as a lawyer. What normally would have been a local case took on momentous meaning. Lincoln’s debates with Senator Stephen Douglas the previous fall had gained him a national following, transforming the little-known, self-taught lawyer into a respected politician. He was being urged to make a dark-horse run for the presidency in 1860. Taking this case involved great risk. His reputation was untarnished, but should he lose this trial, should Harrison be convicted of murder, the spotlight now focused so brightly on him might be dimmed. He had won his most recent murder trial with a daring and dramatic maneuver that had become a local legend, but another had ended with his client dangling from the end of a rope. The case posed painful personal challenges for Lincoln. The murder victim had trained for the law in his office, and Lincoln had been his friend and his mentor. His accused killer, the young man Lincoln would defend, was the son of a close friend and loyal supporter. And to win this trial he would have to form an unholy allegiance with a longtime enemy, a revivalist preacher he had twice run against for political office—and who had bitterly slandered Lincoln as an “infidel…too lacking in faith” to be elected. Lincoln’s Last Trial captures the presidential hopeful’s dramatic courtroom confrontations in vivid detail as he fights for his client—but also for his own blossoming political future. It is a moment in history that shines a light on our legal system, as in this case Lincoln fought a legal battle that remains incredibly relevant today.
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An Essay on One Man's Faith

Author: Stephen J. Vicchio

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 153264163X

Category: History

Page: 226

View: 9301

This work is a summary and analysis of Abraham Lincoln's religion. This study begins with a description of the earliest relations Mr. Lincoln had with religion, his parents' dedication to a sect known as the "Separate Baptists." By late adolescence, Lincoln began to reject his parents' faith, and he appears to have been a religious skeptic until his marriage to Mary Todd. After his marriage, he attended Protestant services with his wife and family, but there was little evidence that he was deeply religious in that time. Lincoln knew the Scriptures quite well, but it was not until the death of his two sons, Eddie in 1850 and Willie in 1862, that as the sixteenth president put it, "He became more intensely concerned with God's Plan for human kind."
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elections, leadership and the making of Canada

Author: John Duffy

Publisher: HarperCollins Canada

ISBN: N.A

Category: Political Science

Page: 357

View: 1020

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A Proposed Tallgrass Prairie National Park in the Flint Hills Region : a Thesis Submitted in Partial Fulfillment ... for the Degree of Master of Science ...

Author: Steven Jay Parcells

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: National parks and reserves

Page: 144

View: 2150

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Ordnung und Struktur in einer chaotischen Welt - Dieses Buch verändert Ihr Leben!

Author: Jordan B. Peterson

Publisher: Goldmann Verlag

ISBN: 3641239842

Category: Social Science

Page: 576

View: 5170

Der Nr.1-Bestseller aus den USA: Wie man in einer von Chaos und Irrsinn regierten Welt bei Verstand bleibt! Wie können wir in der modernen Welt überleben? Jordan B. Peterson beantwortet diese Frage humorvoll, überraschend und informativ. Er erklärt, warum wir Kinder beim Skateboarden alleine lassen sollten, welches grausame Schicksal diejenigen ereilt, die alles allzu schnell kritisieren und warum wir Katzen, die wir auf der Straße antreffen, immer streicheln sollten. Doch was bitte erklärt uns das Nervensystem eines Hummers über unsere Erfolgschancen im Leben? Und warum beteten die alten Ägypter die Fähigkeit zu genauer Beobachtung als höchste Gottheit an? Dr. Peterson diskutiert Begriffe wie Disziplin, Freiheit, Abenteuer und Verantwortung und kondensiert Wahrheit und Weisheit der Welt in 12 praktischen Lebensregeln. »12 Rules For Life« erschüttert die Grundannahmen von moderner Wissenschaft, Glauben und menschlicher Natur. Dieses Buch verändert Ihr Leben garantiert!
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Sir George Prevost and the War of 1812

Author: John R. Grodzinski

Publisher: University of Oklahoma Press

ISBN: 0806150734

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 400

View: 3485

When war broke out between Great Britain and the United States in 1812, Sir George Prevost, captain general and governor in chief of British North America, was responsible for defending a group of North American colonies that stretched as far as the distance from Paris to Moscow. He also commanded one of the largest British overseas forces during the Napoleonic Wars. Defender of Canada, the first book-length examination of Prevost’s career, offers a reinterpretation of the general’s military leadership in the War of 1812. Historian John R. Grodzinski shows that Prevost deserves far greater credit for the successful defense of Canada than he has heretofore received. Earlier accounts portrayed Prevost as overly cautious and attributed the preservation of Canada to other officers, but Grodzinski challenges these assumptions and restores the general to his rightful place as British North America’s key military figure during the War of 1812. Grodzinski shows that Prevost’s strategic insight enabled him to enact a practicable defense despite scarce resources and to ably integrate naval power into his defensive plans. Prevost’s range of responsibilities in British North America were daunting. They included overseeing joint endeavors with Indian allies, managing logistical matters, monitoring naval construction and personnel needs, supervising colonial governments, and commanding the defense of Canada. Tasked with protecting an extensive and complex territory, Prevost employed a mix of soldiers, sailors, locally raised forces, and indigenous people in taking advantage of the American military’s weaknesses to defeat most of its plans. Following his recall to Britain in 1815 after the defeat at the Battle of Plattsburgh, Prevost would have been court-martialed had he not died unexpectedly. In carefully examining the charges leveled against Prevost, Grodzinski shows the general to have preserved the integrity of Canada, allowing diplomats to ensure its continued existence.
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Author: Mary Burton

Publisher: BASTEI LÜBBE

ISBN: 3802593154

Category: Fiction

Page: 350

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Nur ein Haufen Knochen - mehr lässt der Killer von seinen Opfern nicht übrig. Detective Malcolm Kier hat den Verdacht, dass der sadistische Arzt Dr. James Dixon der Mörder ist. Erst vor Kurzem hat Anwältin Angie Carlson vor Gericht einen Freispruch für ihn erwirkt. Tötet Dixon nun weiter und hat womöglich sogar Angie selbst im Visier?
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Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Wildlife conservation

Page: N.A

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Author: Frances Devine

Publisher: Harlequin

ISBN: 1460344235

Category: Fiction

Page: 192

View: 3690

ANSLEY POTTER JUST FOUND OUT SHE'S AN AUNT …of three endearing orphaned children. Only Seth Dobson isn't planning to relinquish custody of his nephew and nieces. But Ansley didn't come all the way to Prairie Chicken, Kansas, to give up without a fight. She's determined to be part of the children's lives, even with the handsome farmer opposing her at every turn. As the children's paternal uncle, Seth is happy to do his Christian duty. Just when he and the kids are finally becoming a family, here's this Boston beauty who isn't afraid to stand up to him…or to danger. Can two strangers who are constantly surprising each other create something special and lasting—together?
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Author: Marilynne Robinson

Publisher: edition fünf

ISBN: 3942374579

Category: Drama

Page: 256

View: 5581

Ein kleiner Ort in den Rocky Mountains, Mitte der 1950er. Hier wachsen die Schwestern Ruth und Lucille bei ihrer Großmutter auf. Nach deren Tod übernimmt ihre Tante Sylvie den Haushalt. Und während die verträumte Ruthie sich von der eigenbrötlerischen Art der Tante angezogen fühlt, sehnt sich Lucille nach Normalität. Die beiden werden einander immer fremder ... Eine poetische, gefühlskluge Geschichte über Landstreicherinnen und Heimatlosigkeit, Stille und Anderssein.
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