Jan 13, 2021
In this episode Matt Crawford speaks with author Elizabeth Mitchell about her book Lincoln's Lie. This book proves that history is anything but boring. In 1864 the Civil War is raging and the casualty count is rising. In the dead of night a proclamation calling for 400,000 more Union soldiers, allegedly authored by President Lincoln is printed by two newspapers and panic abounds. Mitchell unwraps this mystery piece by delicious piece. Did Lincoln write the notice, who lied, what part did honest Abe play if any at all? Read this book to find out!