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Assassin Anniversary

This is the fictional anniversary of my historical novel, The First Assassin–i.e., most of the plot takes place in April 1861. Each chapter describes a day, up to the climax on April 26. On my website, I’m posting short, spoiler-free daily excerpts. Have a look.

John J. Miller is the national correspondent for National Review and the director of the Dow Journalism Program at Hillsdale College. His new book is Reading Around: Journalism on Authors, Artists, and Ideas.

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