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Fosston Public Library J 973.7092 SHE (Text) 33500010912160 Main Available -

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  • ISBN: 9780545405720
  • ISBN: 0545405726
  • Physical Description: 214 p. : ill. ; 22 cm.
    print
  • Publisher: New York : Scholastic Press, c2012.

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Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references (p. 209-211) and index.
Summary, etc.: Describes how a counterfeiting ring plotted to ransom Lincoln's body to secure the release of their imprisoned ringleader, and how a fledging Secret Service and an undercover agent conducted a daring election-night sting operation.
Reviews

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2013 January #1
    With a title uniting two highly popular topics—Abraham Lincoln and ghoulish crime—this is sure to pique the interest of many readers, and Sheinkin's gripping narrative will hold them to the thrilling climax. In 1876, a group of Chicago counterfeiters hatched a half-baked plan to remove President Lincoln's corpse from its resting place near Springfield, Illinois, and hold it for ransom. Although there was minimum security at the grave site and little to prevent the thieves from carrying out their dastardly scheme, the fledgling Secret Service was onto them (more for their counterfeit operations than their grave-robbing conspiracy), and their plans were foiled in the nick of time. While describing this small episode, Sheinkin weaves in information about the formation of the Secret Service, the history of counterfeit operations, presidential campaigns and elections, and much more. Excellent pacing within an appealing format. Photo elements were not available for review. Copyright 2012 Booklist Reviews.

Author Notes

Steve Sheinkin is the critically acclaimed author of National Book Award Finalist and Sibert Medal winner Bomb: The Race to Build -- and Steal -- the World's Most Dangerous Weapon; Most Dangerous: Daniel Ellsberg and the Secret History of the Vietnam War, winner of the YALSA Award for Excellence in Nonfiction; and National Book Award Finalist The Port Chicago 50. He resides in Saratoga Springs, New York.

Subject: United States Juvenile fiction
Lincoln, Abraham 1809-1865 Tomb Juvenile fiction
Grave robbing Juvenile fiction
Counterfeits and counterfeiting United States Juvenile fiction
Genre: Historical fiction.
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