"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
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. Perish from the Earth is the second book in his Lincoln and Speed Mystery Series, following These Honored Dead (2016). READ MORE