Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter by Seth Grahame-Smith PDF


By Seth Grahame-Smith

ISBN-10: 0446563080

ISBN-13: 9780446563086

Indiana, 1818. Moonlight falls throughout the dense woods that encompass a one-room cabin, the place a nine-year-old Abraham Lincoln kneels at his discomfort mother's bedside. She's been afflicted with whatever the old-timers name "Milk Sickness."

"My child boy..." she whispers sooner than dying.

Only later will the grieving Abe examine that his mother's deadly illness was once truly the paintings of a vampire.

When the reality turns into recognized to younger Lincoln, he writes in his magazine, "henceforth my existence will be one in every of rigorous research and devotion. I shall turn into a grasp of brain and physique. And this mastery shall have yet one purpose..." proficient along with his mythical peak, power, and ability with an ax, Abe units out on a direction of vengeance that would lead him the entire approach to the White House.

While Abraham Lincoln is commonly lauded for saving a Union and liberating thousands of slaves, his valiant struggle opposed to the forces of the undead has remained within the shadows for centuries. that's, until eventually Seth Grahame-Smith stumbled upon The mystery magazine of Abraham Lincoln, and have become the 1st residing individual to put eyes on it in additional than a hundred and forty years.

Using the magazine as his advisor and writing within the grand biographical variety of Doris Kearns Goodwin and David McCullough, Seth has reconstructed the true existence tale of our best president for the 1st time-all whereas revealing the hidden historical past in the back of the Civil struggle and uncovering the function vampires performed within the beginning, development, and near-death of our kingdom.

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It wasn’t just criminals who had prospered. The money swilling around Moscow had inevitably created a new middle class of office workers and traders. But even in this relatively rich capital, there was shocking poverty. Old people sat outside metro stations begging, their savings wiped out by hyperinflation and their pensions nearly worthless. The saddest were the babushki, the ubiquitous term for any women over 55. This was not a good time for Yeltsin to be standing for re-election. I had arrived just in time to see the launch of his campaign.

His camp at Vorkuta was among the worst of the worst. Men, women and children were forced to work in unimaginable cold to build coal mines and a railway line to transport the coal south. ‘Malingerers’ were shot or sent to exposed punishment cells where death was certain. He was never sure what his ‘crime’ was. Most people were sent to camps for unwise gossip or on trumped-up allegations. They were used as human workhorses to build the glorious Soviet Union. Even when his sentence ended, the terms of his release required him to work in the new city built beside the gulag.

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