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 ache mother's bedside. She's been troubled with anything the old-timers name "Milk Sickness."

"My child boy..." she whispers prior to dying.

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

When the reality turns into identified to younger Lincoln, he writes in his magazine, "henceforth my lifestyles will likely be certainly one of rigorous examine and devotion. I shall develop into a grasp of brain and physique. And this mastery shall have yet one purpose..." talented together with his mythical peak, power, and ability with an ax, Abe units out on a direction of vengeance that may lead him the entire strategy to the White House.

While Abraham Lincoln is largely lauded for saving a Union and liberating hundreds of thousands of slaves, his valiant struggle opposed to the forces of the undead has remained within the shadows for centuries. that's, till Seth Grahame-Smith stumbled upon The mystery magazine of Abraham Lincoln, and have become the 1st dwelling 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 lifestyles tale of our best president for the 1st time-all whereas revealing the hidden background in the back of the Civil struggle and uncovering the function vampires performed within the beginning, progress, and near-death of our kingdom.

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In his estimation, the Hanoverian period of corrupt ministerial government, of finance-dominated ethics, and of debased popular culture took a considerable toll on public values of honor and integrity, on the nobler forms of literary expression, and generally on all matters of good taste. In Gulliver舗s Travels, the figure who came to epitomize the negative values of the age was the shrewd, vain, and eminently powerful chief minister, Robert Walpole. Walpole ran what even at the time was deemed a spoils system in England, and Gulliver explains to the horses in Houyhnhnmland what a chief minister is: 舠That these 舖ministers舗 having all employments at their disposal, preserve themselves in power by bribing the majority of a senate or great council; and at last, by an expedient called an 舗act of indemnity舗 (whereof I described the nature to him) they secure themselves from after reckonings, and retire from the public, laden with the spoils of the nation舡 (p.

In 1714, with the accession of George I and the decline of the Tories, he returned to Ireland. Swift had assumed the prominent deanship of Saint Patrick舗s Cathedral in Dublin, and he now devoted his literary genius to the cause of Irish patriotism. He also composed, at Alexander Pope舗s urging and over several years, a work that would become his satiric masterpiece, Gulliver舗s Travels. When it was published anonymously in 1726, readers clamored for copies, and all of London speculated on the identity of its author.

As a young man, Swift began with great ambitions for political preferment at the hands of his distant relative, the statesman Sir William Temple, but found himself frustrated at every turn by what he perceived as the false promises of supporters and patrons, including the chief ministers of state and the monarchs of England. Swift could well understand Gulliver舗s resolve in Lilliput 舠never more to put any confidence in princes or ministers, where I could possibly avoid it舡 (p. 81). Gulliver notes in his visit to the land of the dead during his third voyage how three English kings, presumably the last two Stuart kings and William III, admitted 舠they did never once prefer any person of merit, unless by mistake舡 (p.

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