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Amazon books names Lincoln’s Last Trial one of the “Books of the Year”

June 19, 2018
Filed under: Blog — Charlotte @ 8:54 pm

Dan’s newest book, Lincoln’s Last Trial: The Murder Case That Propelled Him to the Presidency was named by Amazon as one of their best history books of the year so far, alongside acclaimed author Zora Neale Hurston and former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright.

Get your own copy from Amazon here.

Lincoln’s Last Trial named a NYT Bestseller

June 18, 2018
Filed under: Writing — Charlotte @ 2:39 pm

On this week’s New York Time’s Bestseller List, Dan’s new book Lincoln’s Last Trial: The Murder Case That Propelled Him to the Presidency was listed as number nine in the bestselling non-fiction books, just below John McCain’s memoir and edging out James Comey’s book A Higher Loyalty for a spot in the top ten.

Dan Profiled on Law 360

June 11, 2018
Filed under: Blog — Charlotte @ 5:17 pm

Randy Maniloff, an adjunct professor at Temple University Law School, recently sat down with Dan for a profile on Law 360, a subscription-based, legal news service. They discussed each of Dan’s endeavors, from Live PD, Grace vs. Abrams, to his new book, Lincoln’s Last Trial, and his media company, Abrams Media. Check out the interview below, courtesy of Law 360:

Law 360 Profile

Dan Promotes New Book on GMA

June 4, 2018
Filed under: Blog — Charlotte @ 7:34 pm

This morning on Good Morning America, Dan promoted his newest book, Lincoln’s Last Trial, which hits stands tomorrow, June 5th. Dan discussed the transcripts that inspired the book, which are the only ones of their kind, as well as his own passion for American history. The book explores the lesser-seen side of Abraham Lincoln as a lawyer, offering an in-depth look into a murder trial of the times.

Check out the clip here, courtesy of ABC.

The Finale of Grace vs. Abrams Premieres Tonight

May 8, 2018
Filed under: Blog — Charlotte @ 7:45 pm

Tonight at 10 PM ET on A&E, catch the season finale of Grace vs. Abrams, where Dan and his co-host Nancy Grace will discuss the Scott Peterson case. Peterson, who was convicted in 2004 for the murder of his wife Laci Peterson, is currently on death row in San Quentin State Prison. Tune in to watch as Dan and Grace interview key players of the trial and debate evidence, taking a closer look at the case.

Publisher’s Weekly Review of Lincoln’s Last Trial

April 30, 2018
Filed under: Writing — Charlotte @ 4:27 pm

Set for a June 5th release date, check out Publishers Weekly’s advanced review of Dan’s new book, Lincoln’s Last Trial: The Murder Case that Propelled Him to the Presidency, below.

Publishers Weekly Review

Dan discusses Trump v. Stormy Daniels case on GMA

March 21, 2018
Filed under: Blog — Charlotte @ 2:48 pm

On Monday, Dan talked with David Muir of ABC News on Good Morning America about Stormy Daniels’ legal battle with President Donald Trump. Daniels (born Stephanie Clifford) is attempting to nullify an NDA (Non-Disclosure Agreement) she signed regarding an alleged affair she had with the president in July of 2006 and to return the $130,000 she received as “hush money” in January 2018 from Trump’s lawyer Michael Cohen. As of yesterday, Daniels has passed a polygraph test at the request of Bauer Publishing, the owner of Life & Style and InTouch magazines, and while polygraphs are typically inadmissible in court, Daniels appears to be telling the truth regarding her encounter with Trump. However, Dan argues that critics of the president should not be quick to dismiss the legal safe-holds he has in place against the adult film actress. “Don’t minimize the possibility that Trump and his team could have an argument against her,” Abrams said. “There was a deal in place. You can say it was invalid, but they had a contract that she wouldn’t talk about this…does that mean he’s going to win millions of dollars against her? Not necessarily. But don’t immediately dismiss this. This is going to be a long, it seems like, protracted fight.” Watch below, via ABC News.

Preorder Dan’s Newest Book Now!

February 7, 2018
Filed under: Blog — Charlotte @ 7:06 pm

Dan’s new book, Lincoln’s Last Trial: The Murder Case That Propelled Him to the Presidency tells the true story of Abraham Lincoln’s last murder trial, a strange case in which he had a deep personal involvement—and that was played out in the nation’s newspapers as he began his presidential campaign.

"You didn't know that Abraham Lincoln was the defense lawyer in a notorious murder case on the eve of his presidency? Neither did I. But Dan Abrams and David Fisher tell the remarkable tale in Lincoln's Last Trial, and the story is both compelling on its own terms and a lesson about some eternal truths about criminal justice." — Jeffrey Toobin, author of American Heiress

At the end of the summer of 1859, 22-year old Peachy Quinn Harrison went on trial for murder in Springfield, Illinois. Abraham Lincoln, who had been involved in more than 3,000 cases – including more than 25 murder trials – during his two-decades- long career, was hired to defend him. This was to be his last great case as a lawyer.

What normally would have been a local case took on momentous meaning. Lincoln’s debates with Senator Stephen Douglas the previous fall had made gained him a national following, transforming the little-known, self-taught lawyer into a respected politician. He was being urged to make a dark-horse run for the presidency in 1860. Taking this case involved great risk: His reputation was untarnished, but should he lose this trial, should Harrison be convicted of murder, the spotlight now focused so brightly on him might be dimmed. He had won his most recent murder trial with a daring and dramatic maneuver that had become a local legend, but another had ended with his client dangling from the end of a rope.

The case posed painful personal challenges for Lincoln: The murder victim had trained for the law in his office, and he had been his friend and his mentor. His accused killer, the young man he would defend, was the son of a close friend and loyal supporter. And to win this trial he would have to form an unholy allegiance with a long-time enemy, a revivalist preacher he had twice run against for political office – and who had bitterly slandered Lincoln as an “infidel… too lacking in faith” to be elected.

Lincoln’s Last Trial captures the presidential hopeful’s dramatic courtroom confrontations in vivid detail as he fights for his client – but also for his own blossoming political future. It is a moment in history that shines a light on our legal system, as in this case Lincoln fought a legal battle remains incredibly relevant today.

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Weinstein Scandal; Dan Discusses

November 9, 2017
Filed under: Blog — Charlotte @ 10:59 pm

From Dan’s website, Ronn Blitzer gives us Dan’s further take on the Harvey Weinstein scandal. Watch here:

Dan Abrams: Harvey Weinstein Should Be ‘Very Nervous’ Right Now

Dan on Papadopoulos Scandal

Filed under: Blog — Charlotte @ 10:57 pm

From Mediaite’s Josh Feldman, read about Dan’s discussion of George Papadopoulos here:

Dan Abrams: Question Still Remains ‘Why Did Papadopoulos Lie?’

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