The Book Show #1253 - Stephen L. Carter

Jul 24, 2012

Imagine that Abraham Lincoln survived that infamous night in Ford's Theatre, only to eventually meet the same fate that awaited Andrew Johnson: impeachment for alleged high crimes and misdemeanors. In Stephen Carter's new novel, The Impeachment of Abraham Lincoln , the man we know as the Great Emancipator imprisons critics, invokes martial law, suspends the writ of habeas corpus, and throttles the press — all to win the Civil War.

Stephen Carter is the William Nelson Cromwell Professor of Law at Yale University, where he has taught since 1982. He is the author of eight books of nonfiction, five novels including The Emperor of Ocean Park and Palace Council.