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August 11, 2021
1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
Georgetown Charter Township Public Library Meeting Room AB
Jenison, MI 49429
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Adult Book Club: "The Lincoln Conspiracy"

Wednesday, August 11, 2021

Join us for a discussion of the book "The Lincoln Conspiracy: the secret plot to kill America's 16th president--and why it failed" by Brad Meltzer and Josh Mensch. Please sign up in advance as space is limited. Everyone knows the story of Abraham Lincoln’s assassination in 1865, but few are aware of the original conspiracy to kill him four years earlier in 1861, literally on his way to Washington, DC, for his first inauguration. The conspirators were part of a pro-Southern secret society that didn’t want an anti-slavery President in the White House. They planned an elaborate scheme to assassinate the brand new President in a Baltimore train station as Lincoln’s inauguration train passed through en route to the Capital. The plot was...