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ISBN13: 9780446563079
ISBN10: 0446563072
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Indiana, 1818. Moonlight falls through the dense woods that surround a one-room cabin, where a nine-year-old Abraham Lincoln kneels at his suffering mother's bedside. She's been stricken with something the old-timers call "Milk Sickness."

"My baby boy..." she whispers before dying.

Only later will the grieving Abe learn that his mother's fatal affliction was actually the work of a vampire.

When the truth becomes known to young Lincoln, he writes in his journal, "henceforth my life shall be one of rigorous study and devotion. I shall become a master of mind and body. And this mastery shall have but one purpose..." Gifted with his legendary height, strength, and skill with an ax, Abe sets out on a path of vengeance that will lead him all the way to the White House.

While Abraham Lincoln is widely lauded for saving a Union and freeing millions of slaves, his valiant fight against the forces of the undead has remained in the shadows for hundreds of years. That is, until Seth Grahame-Smith stumbled upon The Secret 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 role vampires played in the birth, growth, and near-death of our nation.

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"Seth Grahame-Smith is an excellent writer whose prose raises Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter a step above others of its genre....[He] does such an excellent job blending the facts of Lincoln's life into the story that it is sometimes hard to determine fact from fiction....Suspenseful, and most readers will want to read it in one sitting." Asbury Park Press

About the Author

Seth Grahame-Smith is a film and television writer/producer, semi-frequent blogger, and bestselling author. His first novel, Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, debuted at #3 on the New York Times bestseller list. Since its release in April 2009, it's sold over a million copies and been translated into 20 languages. Seth is also the Co-Creator/Executive Producer of the upcoming MTV comedy series, The Hard Times of RJ Berger. He lives in Los Angeles with his wife and son.

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Mary A, August 6, 2012 (view all comments by Mary A)
This was a great read - hard to put down! The author used historical facts with fiction to create a believable story.
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Maggie_S, June 18, 2012 (view all comments by Maggie_S)
Grahame-Smith blends history and fantasy so seamlessly that the story feels completely plausable. I was disappointed to come back to reality.
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Stacy Tessier, January 29, 2012 (view all comments by Stacy Tessier)
I had read a few vampire books and I had read other books by Seth Grahame Smith and I didn't have very high expectations for this book, but it ended up being my favorite read of 2011. I enjoyed how the book is fiction ... or is it? The writing feels so real, it is easy to fall into the story and believe that our 16th president truly was a vampire hunter. The book is very well written and the pacing is great.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780446563079
Author:
Grahame-Smith, Seth
Publisher:
Grand Central Publishing
Subject:
General-General
Subject:
Horror - General
Subject:
Undead; Vampires; Lincoln; Abraham; U.S. presidents; U.S. Civil War; Slavery; Diaries; Revenge
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Publication Date:
20110419
Binding:
Paperback
Language:
English
Pages:
352
Dimensions:
8.125 x 5.25 x 1 in 0.65 lb

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