Lincoln’s Grave Robbers by Steve Sheinkin audiobook

Lincoln’s Grave Robbers

By Steve Sheinkin
Read by Will Patton

Scholastic Inc 9780545405720
3.27 Hours Unabridged
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A true crime thriller—the first book for teens to tell the nearly unknown tale of the brazen attempt to steal Abraham Lincoln’s body! The action begins in October of 1875, as secret service agents raid the Fulton, Illinois, workshop of master counterfeiter Ben Boyd. Soon after Boyd is hauled off to prison, members of his counterfeiting ring gather in the back room of a smoky Chicago saloon to discuss how to spring their ringleader. Their plan: grab Lincoln’s body from its Springfield tomb, stash it in the sand dunes near Lake Michigan, and demand, as a ransom, the release of Ben Boyd—and $200,000 in cash. From here, the action alternates between the conspirators, the secret service agents on their trail, and the undercover agent moving back and forth between the two groups. Along the way, listeners get glimpses into the inner workings of counterfeiting, grave robbing, detective work, and the early days of the secret service. The plot moves toward a wild climax as robbers and lawmen converge at Lincoln’s tomb on election night: November 7, 1876.

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Summary

Summary

A true crime thriller—the first book for teens to tell the nearly unknown tale of the brazen attempt to steal Abraham Lincoln’s body!

The action begins in October of 1875, as secret service agents raid the Fulton, Illinois, workshop of master counterfeiter Ben Boyd. Soon after Boyd is hauled off to prison, members of his counterfeiting ring gather in the back room of a smoky Chicago saloon to discuss how to spring their ringleader. Their plan: grab Lincoln’s body from its Springfield tomb, stash it in the sand dunes near Lake Michigan, and demand, as a ransom, the release of Ben Boyd—and $200,000 in cash.

From here, the action alternates between the conspirators, the secret service agents on their trail, and the undercover agent moving back and forth between the two groups. Along the way, listeners get glimpses into the inner workings of counterfeiting, grave robbing, detective work, and the early days of the secret service. The plot moves toward a wild climax as robbers and lawmen converge at Lincoln’s tomb on election night: November 7, 1876.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“An engaging narration of an outlandish and little known piece of history…a caper involving the mind.” VOYA
“Lively dialogue and a fascinating narrative make this an entertaining read…a real page-turner.” School Library Journal
“A sizzling tale of real-life historical intrigue.” Publishers Weekly (starred review)

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Author

Author Bio: Steve Sheinkin

Author Bio: Steve Sheinkin

Steve Sheinkin is the award-winning author of fast-paced, cinematic histories for young readers. His The Port Chicago 50: Disaster, Mutiny, and the Fight for Civil Rights was longlisted for the National Book Award. Bomb: The Race to Build-and Steal-the World’s Most Dangerous Weapon was a Newbery Honor Book, a National Book Award finalist, and winner of the Sibert Award and YALSA Award for Excellence in Nonfiction for Young Adults.

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Available Formats : Digital Download, Digital Rental
Category: Nonfiction
Runtime: 3.27
Audience: Children (8–12)
Language: English