A Local and Historic Clash of Industry

photo of a new non-fiction book called "Lincoln's Greatest Case", by Brian McGinty

One of our new additions to non-fiction, Lincoln’s Greatest Case: The River, The Bridge and The Making of America, by Brian McGinty looks like an intriguing and locally relevant look into the history of the changing commerce on the Mississippi River directly preceding the Civil War.
Abraham Lincoln participated in a defining case involving an unfortunate run-in between a steamboat and a railway bridge – the Rock Island Bridge, the very FIRST railway bridge – that consequently directed the path of national industry.
Filled with historical context and engineering details, this book is sure to please all nerds.