'Lincoln's Greatest Case' by Brian McGinty | Miami Herald Miami Herald

February 25, 2015 1:10 PM

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"Lincoln's Greatest Case" by Brian McGinty; Liveright (272 pages, $26.95)

On the Mississippi River, between Rock Island, Ill., and Davenport, Iowa, a steamboat crashed into the first railroad bridge ever built across the river. The impact caused the boat, known as the Effie Afton, to explode into flames and sink into the river.

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