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Abraham Lincoln by Seth Grahame-Smith
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Jul 19, 2012

really liked it
bookshelves: biography-autobiography, paranormal, really-liked
Read in June, 2012

I am not an expert on Abraham Lincoln's life. I know he was the 16th President. That his election as President along with a few other events lead to the South seceding from the Union and the start of the Civil War. He emancipated the slaves, wrote the Gettysburg address and was assassinated by John Wilkes Booth in the Ford Theater. I may know a fact or two more if I thinking about it. You may also think you know a lot about life but after reading this controversial biography you may be thinking how did they keep the exists of Vampires a secret all these years and how did we not know that Lincoln was a vampire hunter.

We discover that in addition to Lincolns disgust with slavery he begins to understand (with the help of another vampire) that the bigger threat slavery imposes is the easy access vampires have to a food supply and how this helps them gain a strangling foot hold in our young nation.

Focusing more on his earlier life rather than the years of his Presidency the book explores how Mr. Lincoln discovered that vampires exists and how the death of his mother at the hands of a vampire lead him on the journey that ended up with him being elected President.

Okay all joking aside....I truly enjoyed this book. Full of historical facts (with footnotes and historical pictures) about Lincoln you will find yourself questioning, “Was Lincoln really a vampire hunter and is that the reason behind the Civil War?” It just seems to make sense even if you don't believe in vampires. Which I don't. But recently when watching a documentary on the Civil War I keep saying to my boyfriend they are wrong Lincoln did that because of the vampires.

This book, written like a biography, is a quick easy read. And despite the title is surprisingly with out gore. Yes vampires die by losing heads and in other gruesome ways it is all told rather matter fact with out to much detail to the blood and guts.
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