Lincoln's greatest case : the river, the bridge, and the making of America / Brian McGinty.
New York : Liveright Publishing Corporation, a division of W.W. Norton & Company, 
259 pages : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm
Formatted Contents Note
A great highway of nature No other improvement His peculiar ambition The first bridge over the first river A collision of interests The suit is filed Preparing the ground A very serious obstruction A chorus of protests The bridge itself on the stand A virtual triumph The bridge stands The great and durable question History's verdict.
Examines the case of the steamboat Effie Afton, which barreled into a pillar of the Rock Island Bridge in May of 1856, and the role of trial lawyer Abraham Lincoln.
Bibliography, etc. Note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 235-247) and index.