Friday, July 26, 2013

Lincoln's Grave Robbers by Steve Sheinkin

Lincoln's Grave RobbersLincoln's Grave Robbers by Steve Sheinkin
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

The year is 1865 and counterfeiting is rampant. Master engraver Ben Boyd has been arrested and this affects business in a very bad way. In order to spring Boyd, his buddies hatch a plot to steal Lincoln from his grave, hold his body for ransom and collect $200,000. Will this scheme work? Follow the conspirators, the Secret Service, and an undercover agent while learning about the Lincoln Monument,grave robbing,and the Presidential Election of 1976. This is a must read for junior and senior high school social studies classes. Includes photographs and glossary.

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