Abraham Lincoln

Abraham Lincoln

Vampire Hunter

Book - 2010
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Indiana. Moonlight falls through the dense woods that surround a one-room cabin, where a nine-year-old Abraham Lincoln kneels at his suffering mother's bedside. She's been stricken with something the old-timers call "Milk Sickness."

"My baby boy..." she whispers before dying.

Only later will the grieving Abe learn that his mother's fatal affliction was actually the work of a vampire.

When the truth becomes known to young Lincoln, he writes in his journal, " henceforth my life shall be one of rigorous study and devotion. I shall become a master of mind and body. And this mastery shall have but one purpose ..." Gifted with his legendary height, strength, and skill with an ax, Abe sets out on a path of vengeance that will lead him all the way to the White House.

While Abraham Lincoln is widely lauded for saving a and freeing millions of slaves, his valiant fight against the forces of the undead has remained in the shadows for hundreds of years. That is, until Seth Grahame-Smith stumbled upon The Secret Journal of Abraham Lincoln , and became the first living person to lay eyes on it in more than 140 years.

Using the journal as his guide and writing in the grand biographical style of Doris Kearns Goodwin and David McCullough, Seth has reconstructed the true life story of our greatest president for the first time-all while revealing the hidden history behind the Civil War and uncovering the role vampires played in the birth, growth, and near-death of our nation.
Publisher: New York : Grand Central Pub., c2010.
ISBN: 9780446563086
Characteristics: 336 p. :,ill. ;,24 cm.


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Aug 03, 2019

Seth Grahame-Smith, in "Abraham Lincoln, Vampire Hunter," does an incredible job in leading us to believe that his words are, in fact, the words of President Abraham Lincoln. The adventures of this fictionalized Lincoln are enthralling and captivating.

I have never read a "vampire" story before, but I am a huge fan of President Lincoln and I decided to give it a shot. It is a real page-turner and is a fun read. However, the conclusion was far from the most satisfying I have ever read. A great story let down by its third act, in my opinion.

Jan 07, 2018

"Abraham Lincoln Vampire Hunter" for those who love Bella in Twilight Series here comes a historical account vampires during the Civil War! A young Lincoln learns early that the upper class Southern elites who are tyrannical jerks that foreclose on widows, mistreats the poor and drink the blood of the African Americans, are Vampires bent on making America Blood Again!
Young Mr. Lincoln's family become victims of the blood thirsty vampires which leads him to become a vampire hunter in training. He's successful at killing and hunting vampires all over the South, but soon hears the siren voice of politics.
Later on in this exciting adventure romp, President Lincoln is now fighting the Civil War learns that his enemies are the very Vampires he once hunted down, they are now legions of illmortal killers, invincible against Union's weapons. The exciting conclusion with the showdown between the Vampire Hunter and the leader of the Vampires helps to end the Civil War and frees the South! President Lincoln now years in the future sees our future America and leaves the questions of vampire hunting to potential second book.

I loved this story. Of course, I'm into science fiction, so this is right with me. The book club was split between being agitated by another superhero, vampire story, and the attempts to re-harsh such a serious historical period and those who wanted less story telling and more hunting sequences! I still would highly recommend this book to all my readers!


Michael R. Brown, Editor/Chief
Ghettostone Publications Company

Jul 15, 2017

These kinds of books are a guilty pleasure for me. I enjoy this kind of mashup genre.

That being said; The format of the book is also different and interesting in where it’s written like a ‘non fiction’ book. It’s a nice way of putting it together and adds more to the story to make it more enjoyable. The problem with this is, since it’s meant to emulate a non fiction book, it also dry and boring in some parts. So the execution of this type of book could have been a bit better to make the read less of a chore - as some parts seemed to have dragged.

Despite some of the parts being a bit boring, it’s worth a shot to read. I enjoyed the ending immensely and liked what they did there with Lincoln. This book isn’t for everyone that’s for sure, but if you’re curious about it, give it a try.

May 04, 2016

History made more interesting with a twist? Might work for some but it felt like two competing stories side by side with neither story especially compelling. More clever than truly entertaining. Might be good for students who don't like history.

Jul 06, 2015

I actually really enjoyed the movie despite the naysayers. The book was good. I had a little bit of a hard time finishing it and therefore was a bit deterred from reading the second book. I really enjoy the idea that there was another side to Lincoln. I just wish the book was more suspenseful

nmukhammad Sep 23, 2014

Mixture of fantasy and mystery along with tons of suspense, also little bit of taste history.

KingKull2112 May 28, 2014

Very well put together book. The writer did exaustive research on Lincoln and has made a very good alternate history book. I also enjoy that the vampires in this book are able to walk in sunlight, abeit not like Dracula, instead needing sunglasses. The only gripe is this: Did they even HAVE sunglasses in the 1800s?

Oct 17, 2013

The literary equivalent of fairy floss; enjoyable if somewhat unsatisfying.

bookfanatic1979 Oct 15, 2013

Ehh…it was okay. I was pretty accurate in guessing which of the people Abe encountered were vampires, and which of his tragic experiences were caused by them. Oddly enough, I tried this book in 2010 and gave up because I couldn’t make heads or tails of it. This time, I had no trouble. It doesn’t make me want to go check out a “real” biography on Lincoln, but at least I’ll know the basic storyline if a patron has a question.

Jul 31, 2013

I picked this book because a friend told me to read it, but I was leery as I had read "Little Vampire Women" which was an awful book. This book surprised me as it was told in biography form from a secret journal that Lincoln wrote after he learned about vampires and declared that he would kill them all. There are facts well woven with the fiction and I liked the format and the pictures. It was no surprise that John Wilkes Booth was a vampire, but the ending was a surprise.

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Jun 06, 2012

The boom records a detailed history of Abraham Lincoln's journal that depicts his battle against the vampires of America. Determined to rid them after one did him wrong as a child, Lincoln describes every encounter, nead-death experience, and war wages with the creatures that lurked in the night.

LibraryK8 Dec 07, 2010

In his most recent book Grahame-Smith takes on one of our most iconic presidents, Abraham Lincoln. We all know that Lincoln grew up splitting logs, was a young senator from Illinois and was known as “honest Abe.” But did you know that he was also a vampire hunter. Lincoln’s hunt for the undead started when his mother died at the hands of a vampire. He trained with the same axe that he used to chop wood, and became one of the most feared vampire hunters in the United States. When he was elected president, Lincoln used his power to emancipate the slaves that were the food source of vampires living in the south.


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lmadgrant Apr 24, 2012

Are you a Patriot or a Vampire?


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