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Date & Time

Wednesday, July 19, 2017
6:00 PM

Location

Seminary Co-op Bookstore

Admission

Free

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https://www.semcoop.com/event/jonathan-putnam-perish-earth

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Seminary Co-op Bookstore
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Description

Jonathan Putnam discusses "Perish from the Earth: A Lincoln and Speed Mystery."

At 57th Street

About the book: Newly minted trial lawyer Abraham Lincoln is riding the circuit, traveling by carriage with other lawyers and a judge to bring justice to the remote parts of Illinois. Meanwhile, Lincoln's close friend Joshua Speed steams up the Mississippi River aboard a steamboat owned by Speed's father when suddenly, his journey is interrupted when a rigged card game aboard the ship turns to violence--and then murder.

When a young traveling artist is accused of the crime, Speed enlists Lincoln to defend him. Together, Lincoln and Speed work to find evidence of the artist's innocence. But soon they come to discover that more than just the card games are crooked aboard the Speed family's ship. As the day of judgment hurtles towards them, Lincoln and Speed must fight to save not only the life of Lincoln's client but also the merit of Speed's good name.

Meticulously research and deftly plotted, Jonathan F. Putnam's second Lincoln and Speed mystery, "Perish from the Earth" is the superlative follow-up to "These Honored Dead," praised by Pulitzer Prize winner Doris Kearns Goodwin as "Splendid...one of the most enjoyable works of fiction I have read in a long time."

About the author: Jonathan Putnam is a nationally renowned trial lawyer and avid amateur Lincoln scholar. He has a degree in history from Harvard College and a law degree from Harvard Law School, from which he graduated first in his class. For many years he was a trial lawyer and partner at one of the largest and most prestigious law firms in the country. "The American Lawyer" magazine profiled him as one of the top young trial lawyers in America. He currently lives in London, England.