Find out how Detective Allan Pinkerton uncovered the plot to murder Lincoln and whisked him safely to Washington D.C. under the darkness of night!
While on his inauguration tour, Abraham Lincoln was to travel 2,000 miles by railroad to Washington. D.C. At this time, Confederates were desperate for Lincoln not to take office. Unhappy that Lincoln was against slavery, a group known as the Knights of the Golden Circle devised a plan. In Baltimore, Lincoln would be assassinated. But when Detective Allan Pinkerton learns of the plot, he and his detective agency come up with a plan of their very own. Dive into this incredibly fun and suspenseful true story and learn all about Lincoln's great escape!
"A perfect example of excellent narrative nonfiction and a must-have for any middle school library. This work will stand solidly beside books by James Swanson and Steve Sheinkin."—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
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.