"I hereby resolve to kill every vampire in America."A book by Seth Grahame-Smith, author of Pride and Prejudice and Zombies.Young Abraham Lincoln sees his mother die when he is just a boy. He soon discovers that a vampire is responsible. Swearing vengeance, Lincoln goes on to moonlight as a vampire hunter with the help of ethical vampire Henry Sturges. Along the way, a large number of historical figures from Lincoln's era are shown to be either vampires, vampire sympathizers, or vampire hunters.Also, the Civil War was a proxy war between vampires who wanted to rule humanity, and vampires who wanted to be left alone. Guess which side was which.Other than the added vampires, the book stays true to the events of Lincoln's life. His resurrection as a vampire after his assassination, however, is another matter.A movie adaptation was released on June 22, 2012, directed by Timur Bekmambetov, produced by Tim Burton, and starring Benjamin Walker in the title role. Seth Graham-Smith adapted the screenplay himself.
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