Murder on the Baltimore Express: The Plot to Keep Abraham Lincoln from Becoming President (Paperback)

Murder on the Baltimore Express: The Plot to Keep Abraham Lincoln from Becoming President By Suzanne Jurmain Cover Image
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Someone wants to murder Abraham Lincoln! This thrilling, true story reveals how a deadly plot to assassinate the President was discovered and how a daring detective whisked Lincoln to safety, changing the course of history.

Chicago Public Library's Best of the Best books of 2021 (#cplbest)!

"A perfect example of excellent narrative nonfiction and a must-have." -School Library Journal, STARRED REVIEW

"Interesting, well-researched, and very well done." -Kirkus Reviews

"As Jurmain points out in her thoroughly documented biographical thriller, it was a dangerous ride....The train ride that brought Lincoln home in 1865 has received more attention, but readers may find this one just as memorable." -Booklist

In February 1861, Abraham Lincoln set out on a triumphant 2,000 mile cross-country railroad trip that would take him from his home in Springfield, Illinois, to his presidential inauguration in Washington, D.C. But danger was around the bend, as a band of fanatic southern Confederate sympathizers were desperate for Lincoln to die. Furious at the new president's desire to end slavery, they devised a plan. Lincoln would be murdered by an assassin's bullet in Baltimore. As rushing railway trains carried Abraham Lincoln towards disaster, Detective Allan Pinkerton sniffed out the plot-and he and his detective assistants hatched a daring plan of their own.

Dive into this incredibly fun and suspenseful true story, and learn about Lincoln's great escape!

About the Author


Suzanne Tripp Jurmain was born into a theatrical family, making her acting debut at age four and appearing in a number of television programs during her childhood and teen years. After earning an honors degree in English at UCLA, she worked at UCLA's Fowler Museum before becoming a freelance writer. She has published several award-winning books for children on historical subjects, including The Secret of the Yellow Death, and the picture books Worst of Friends: Thomas Jefferson, John Adams and the True Story of an American Feud, George Did It, and Nice Work, Franklin!, all illustrated by Larry Day. Suzanne Jurmain lives with her husband in Los Angeles. Visit her website at www.suzannejurmain.com.


Product Details
ISBN: 9781499814316
ISBN-10: 1499814313
Publisher: Yellow Jacket
Publication Date: September 5th, 2023
Pages: 256
Language: English