|An Evening with Author Dan Abrams|
Event Type: Special Events|
Age Group(s): Adults
Start Time: 7:00 PM
End Time: 9:00 PM
Tickets for Dan Abrams’ presentation are $5 each and will be available beginning May 22 at Old Firehouse Books.Library: Other Locations
Your ticket can be used as a $5 off coupon to purchase a copy of Lincoln’s Last Trial through Old Firehouse Books.
Dan will speak about his book Lincoln’s Last Trial: The Murder Case That Propelled him to the Presidency. The true story of Abraham Lincoln’s last murder trial, a strange case in which he had a deep personal involvement—and which was 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.
Dan Abrams is an American web entrepreneur and television presenter who serves as the chief legal affairs anchor for ABC News and as the host of both 60 Days In and Live PD on the A&E cable network. He is also a legal commentator and author, and a former anchor of Nightline. He worked as chief legal correspondent and analyst for NBC News, as general manager of MSNBC and as an anchor for that network. MSNBC and NBC News.
Book sales and signing following the presentation.
Location: Hilton Fort Collins