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


Michael Schein is the author of the nonfiction history, John Surratt: the Lincoln Assassin Who Got Away (September 1, 2015), 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.


"Gripping" and "thought-provoking," says Publishers Weekly. John Surratt: the Lincoln Assassin Who Got Away, is a groundbreaking book that 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.


Special Notice from the Author:  The ONLY authorized editions of my new JOHN SURRATT: THE LINCOLN ASSASSIN WHO GOT AWAY, are released by Bennett & Hastings Publishing.   The authorized KINDLE Edition is now available from Amazon, as of today, September 2, 2015.


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