Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Are you ready for this one?




When Abraham Lincoln was nine years old, his mother died from an ailment called the "milk sickness." Only later did he learn that his mother's deadly affliction was actually the work of a local vampire, seeking to collect on Abe's father's unfortunate debts.

When the truth became known to the young Abraham Lincoln, he wrote in his journal: henceforth my life shall be one of rigorous study and devotion. I shall become learned in all things--a master of mind and body. And this mastery shall have but one purpose."

While Abraham Lincoln is widely lauded for reuniting the North with the South and abolishing slavery from our country, no one has ever understood his valiant fight for what it really was. That is, until Seth Grahame-Smith stumbled upon The Journal of Abraham Lincoln, and became the first living person to lay eyes on it in more than 140 years.

Using the journal as his guide and writing in the grand biographical style of Doris Kearns Goodwin and David McCullough, Seth has reconstructed the true life story of our greatest president for the first time--all while revealing the hidden history behind the Civil War, and uncovering the massive role vampires played in the birth, growth, and near-death of our nation.

[Pub date, March 2, 2010 from Grand Central Publishing.  By the same author of Pride, Prejudice and Zombies.]

7 comments:

Kris said...

Ha! I'm going to have to get this one...I'm getting pride prejudice, and Zombies for christmas....Starting a whole new historical library LOL!
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Indigo said...

I'm going to end up picking this one up. How could I resist. It's so off center to the norm. Thanks for the heads up. (Hugs)Indigo

Karin Shah said...

I love this! It's so clever! :-)

Karin Shah
STARJACKED
In print now from Samhain Publishing
An undercover agent, a beautiful space pirate, with the fate of the galaxy at risk, love may not be enough...

Jessilyn said...

Wow that's amazing I love the idea of Abraham Lincoln the Vampire Hunter and just imagine him chopping off the heads of vampires as I type.. ha ha great idea ;)

Taliesin_ttlg said...

I see he has made the transition from vampire to vampire hunter - bless...

I just know I'll end up with this book at some point.

Anna Dougherty said...

I'm definitely going to read this one! I read Pride and Prejudice and Zombies- what a riot! Seth worked the "unmentionables" into the story with flawless style. In fact, I dreamed of zombies for a week.

Andrea said...

It sounds like another interesting book.
My daughter has Pride, Prejudice and Zombies.