Streams

Stephen Carter's New Novel

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Stephen Carter talks about his novel The Impeachment of Abraham Lincoln. It takes as its starting point an alternate history: President Abraham Lincoln survives the assassination attempt at Ford’s Theatre. Two years later he is charged with overstepping his constitutional authority and faces an impeachment trial. A young black woman working at the law firm that has undertaken Lincoln’s defense finds herself in a web of intrigue and conspiracy reaching the highest levels of the government.

Guests:

Stephen Carter

Comments [8]

Jo from Connecticut from Connecticut

This is a very intruging and thought provoking book. I am beginning to read Stephen Carter's other books. I think that his novels are a literary genre that need to be shared even more!

Jul. 18 2012 01:48 PM

It's a wonderful thing that our college system is collapsing, because clearly all they've been turning it is not only malcontents, but outright liars and perverts too. With all the truths were to be unearthed having been unearthed, these petty "academics" now can only produce fiction to pawn off the rest of us. As King Solomon is reputed to have said, "Of the writing of books ,there is no end."

The purpose of the university was to unearth truths and pass on knowledge to improve mankind. Now it's all just the mirror opposite: to produce fiction and pass it on as truths, for cash, of course.

Jul. 18 2012 01:27 PM
fuva from harlemworld

Whoa, the guest is black? Say word. Would have never known (by the tonal/bass qualities of the voice)...

Jul. 18 2012 01:23 PM
fuva from harlemworld

Steve, what "reparations"? Or are you indulging in fiction here too?

Jul. 18 2012 01:21 PM
Steve from Greenwich Village

By the way, The Radical Republicans won the War. The payment of reparations crippled the American South for generations.

Jul. 18 2012 01:19 PM
Ed from Larchmont

It's comparable in our time with abortion, the other great moral crisis of America.

Jul. 18 2012 01:15 PM
sophia

His latest book sounds like a covert historical fiction defense of Barack Obama, just as his last book was a present day non fiction defense of the same.

Jul. 18 2012 01:13 PM
Ed from Larchmont

He was in the theatre on Good Friday because he was a Methodist - they don't observe it in their theology as a day of penance, but a day to remember a historical event.

Jul. 18 2012 01:12 PM

Leave a Comment

Email addresses are required but never displayed.

The Morning Brief

Enter your email address and we’ll send you our top 5 stories every day, plus breaking news and weather.