The Murder of Willie Lincoln

The Murder of Willie Lincoln A historical fiction debut by an award winning political journalist and Washington insider about the death of Abraham Lincoln s son was it illness or murder Washington City The United States lie
  • Title: The Murder of Willie Lincoln
  • Author: Burt Solomon
  • ISBN: 9780765385833
  • Page: 488
  • Format: Hardcover
  • The Murder of Willie Lincoln
    A historical fiction debut by an award winning political journalist and Washington insider about the death of Abraham Lincoln s son was it illness or murder Washington City, 1862 The United States lies in tatters, and there seems no end to the war Abraham Lincoln, the legitimate President of the United States, is using all his will to keep his beloved land together ButA historical fiction debut by an award winning political journalist and Washington insider about the death of Abraham Lincoln s son was it illness or murder Washington City, 1862 The United States lies in tatters, and there seems no end to the war Abraham Lincoln, the legitimate President of the United States, is using all his will to keep his beloved land together But Lincoln s will and soul are tested when tragedy strikes the White House as Willie Lincoln, the love and shining light in the president s heart, is taken by typhoid fever.But was this really the cause of his death A message arrives, suggesting otherwise Lincoln asks John Hay, his trusted aide and almost a son to investigate Willie s death Some see Hay as a gadfly adventurous, incisive, lusty, reflective, skeptical, even cynical but he loves the president and so seeks the truth behind the boy s death And so, as we follow Hay in his investigation, we are shown the loftiest and lowest corners of Washington City, from the president s office and the gentleman s dining room at Willard s Hotel to the alley hovels, wartime hospitals, and the dome less Capitol s vermin infested subbasement We see the unfamiliar sides of a grief stricken president, his hellcat of a wife, and their two surviving and suffering sons, and Hay matches wits with such luminaries as General McClellan, William Seward, and the indomitable detective Allan Pinkerton.What Hay discovers has the potential of not only destroying Lincoln, but a nation.
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  • One can only imagine.Death and its aftermath visits Abraham Lincoln hour after hour and day after day The horrendous loss of life on the battlefield weighs heavy on his soul He wears it like a second skin close to his heart.But nothing, absolutely nothing, catches in his breath like a continuous sob that never leaves The loss of his beloved son, Willie, is just too much to bear Eyes brimming with tears, Lincoln turns within and tries to right this ship A country is torn apart in hatred and he, L [...]


  • I am a huge Lincoln buff So when this book caught my eye at the library I had to get it Interesting details and facts were put into this book It kinda gives you a sinister outcome of what could have happen to Willie Lincoln It took me a lot of pages to really get into the story not because of the storyline but I think it s the way the author presented it I feel in love with John Hays.He was quite the character You would have thought maybe he was a little cynical but you could really tell how mu [...]


  • What if Willie Lincoln, son of Abraham Lincoln didn t die in 1862 because of illness What if he was murdered instead Who would kill a child And why Could it be that someone hated his father enough to kill the son Lincoln asks his trusted aid John Hay, to investigate Willie s death, to find out if the boy s death could have been brought on by someone in the White House.The Murder of Willie Lincoln is a What If story about Abraham Lincolns sons death This historical mystery book felt very well res [...]


  • I received this book for an honest review.This book is fiction, isn t it While reading the Murder of Willie Lincoln by Burt Soloman I kept thinking You know this could really be true Just like all the different stories and plots you hear about was this really murder or accidental death The book begins with the United States in the middle of a Civil War and President Lincoln is doing everything he can to win but while is mind on ending the war Suddenly his youngest son Willie gets sick.Now there [...]


  • Imagined history mystery about the death of Willie Lincoln An unflattering picture of the Lincoln family I disliked the solution to the supposed crime.


  • For a fictional tale, this story felt real To know so much of it was straight out of the history books helped Thoroughly enjoyed this alternate history.


  • I enjoyed the premise for the story and applaud the creative liberties it took I d give it 3.5 stars if I could.


  • Interesting It took me quite a while to get into it after 100 pages still wasn t sure I wanted to continue Not because of the subject matter but how the author was presenting it I had to keep going back to check facts that just blew by me Gave me a lot to think about as far as really dysfunctional family goes but so many questions about the 3 boys how they were being raised Makes me wonder about Tad being autistic or a savant I ve read a number of books on Mary Todd Lincoln and from the beginnin [...]


  • This was an enjoyable book in the murder mystery genre Filled with real historical facts, it s clear the author did his homework and spent considerable time building the story on a framework of true characters, incidents, and statements I found the murder mystery enjoyable enough with many twists and turns The ending came as a complete surprise Readers who like Lincoln and murder investigation type novels will find this appealing.


  • Author Burt Solomon transports readers back to Washington City in 1862 Abraham Lincoln is the president America is embattled in a great Civil War The Lincoln family is devastated when their middle surviving son, William Wallace, better known as Willie, dies from typhoid fever Students of the Lincolns can with confidence that neither Abe nor his wife Mary is ever the same.Lincoln is so beside himself with grief, and given the political climate of the time, he begins to wonder how little Willie co [...]


  • I had a had time putting this book down I enjoy having some variety in the books I am reading, so a good historical novel about one of my favorite presidents, and a murder mystery as well, seemed a good choice I was not disappointed It is so well researched and well integrated with actual historical events and people of 1862 Washington D.C that everything was completely believable I appreciated the author s Afterward section that explained in detail the differences between the historical people [...]


  • A mystery featuring Abraham Lincoln I had to give it a try, and was glad I did I especially liked the main character, John Hay As in real life, Hay is one of Lincoln s private secretaries His delightful fictional counterpart sets out to discover whether or not Lincoln s beloved son Willie was poisoned, and who might have done the deed The historical references and figures in the book were spot on and used judiciously, making for a very enjoyable read.


  • A fictional story based on real life events Willie Lincoln actually died of typhoid fever, but the premise of this book is that he was murdered, instead, and that John Hay, an advisor to President Lincoln, takes it upon himself to find the killer.A bit slow paced, but quite entertaining, and historically very accurate.


  • Interesting picture of the culture and society of Washington city during the Lincoln days while exploring a theory about Wilkie Lincoln s death I always like to google historical figures when I read and this author seems very accurate.


  • Liked it Very nicely done Entertaining and interesting As someone who is interested in the period, I knew that the plot strayed from reality a little, but that did not clash with the joy of reading the book.



  • A well paced mystery that gets better better as it goes along The surprises toward the end are what really make the story and then lend everything before them a spooky kind of credibility.



  • I really enjoyed this book It gives an alternate totally fictional reason for the death of President Lincoln s son Willie, while in the White House.


  • Having read 2 books about Elizabeth Keckley sp , I found it hard to imagine her as an important character in the plot Kept falling asleep reading this.


  • I enjoyed the mixture of history and mystery I rated it lower because I found the book very interesting until the final third of the book For me the author lost his way and had a hard time bringing it to an interesting conclusion.



  • Thanks Macmillan Tor Forge and netgalley for this ARC.Loved the personal touch and closeness the author gives us to the Lincolns and the white house This is a superb mystery that will leave you guessing til the end.


  • I m on the 2 star 3 star fence with this one Sometimes, I really liked it, especially when Hay converses with friends Some parts of it I did not like The bad poetry was supposed to be funny, I think, but it was tedious to me There s not much of it, you can skip over it, but I didn t know I could skip over it, so I had to read it You don t The death of William Wallace Lincoln really just makes me sad, and the book, although fiction, made me a little sadder about it, and the end just made me even [...]


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