"Jonathan Putnam combines an historian’s understanding of character and context with a remarkable narrative drive that kept me fascinated from start to finish."
 - Doris Kearns Goodwin, Pulitzer Prize winner; author, Team of Rivals.

A murder aboard a steamboat forces Abraham Lincoln to make a fateful choice--one on which the future of the nation may hang, if his own client doesn't first.  Perish from the Earth revolves around a true historical murder that, while nearly forgotten today, was one of the most infamous crimes of the nineteenth century and played a key role in driving the nation toward civil war.  READ MORE

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About Jonathan F. Putnam

Jonathan Putnam is a writer and attorney.  A graduate of Harvard College and Harvard Law School, he is a nationally renowned trial lawyer and an avid amateur Lincoln scholar.  His Lincoln and Speed Mystery Series includes Perish from the Earth (2017) and These Honored Dead (2016).  The next book in the series, Final Resting Place, will be published in July 2018.  READ MORE