“No harm’s done to history by making it something someone would want to read.”  - David McCullough


Michael Schein is the author of  John Surratt: the Lincoln Assassin Who Got Away, a new release from The History Publishing Company, as well as two acclaimed historical novels, Bones Beneath Our Feet (2011) and Just Deceits (2008).  He is a former professor of American Legal History, a lively and engaging speaker, and a historian with a deep love and understanding of how the past touches the present.


“Impeccable scholarship wrapped in page-turning prose!” describes Michael’s latest book, John Surratt: the Lincoln Assassin Who Got Away.  Just in time for the 150th Anniversary of the Lincoln Assassination, this groundbreaking book gives us a whole new perspective on one of the seminal events of American history. Surratt was Booth’s closest associate during the four months leading up to the assassination, and he was a known member of the Confederate Secret Service with ties to the highest levels of Confederate Government.  If there is a missing link between Jefferson Davis and the assassination of Abraham Lincoln, his name is John Surratt.  Adding to the intrigue, Surratt’s two-year run from the law is a fascinating adventure, spanning the globe from New York to Canada, Great Britain, France, Italy and Egypt.


For information on John Surratt: The Lincoln Assassin Who Got Away or Michael's other books, please click on the covers below.


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tel: 917-541-5814

email: mbrownpr@gmail.com


Michael is also available to Skype with book groups! To request a Skype appearance, please contact Michael directly through the contact page.

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