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Burt Solomon

Biography

Burt Solomon

Burt Solomon is a contributing editor for The Atlantic and National Journal, where he has covered the White House and many other aspects of Washington life. In 1991 he won the Gerald R. Ford Prize for Distinguished Reporting on the Presidency. He is also the author of the acclaimed WHERE THEY AIN'T, a history of baseball in the 1890s. Solomon, his wife, and their two children live inside the Beltway.

Burt Solomon

Books by Burt Solomon

by Burt Solomon - Fiction, Historical Fiction, Historical Thriller, Suspense, Thriller

Theodore Roosevelt had been president for less than a year when on a tour in New England his horse-drawn carriage was broadsided by an electric trolley. TR was thrown clear, but his Secret Service bodyguard was killed instantly. The trolley’s motorman pleaded guilty to manslaughter, and the matter was quietly put to rest. But was it an accident or an assassination attempt…and would there be another “accident” soon? THE ATTEMPTED MURDER OF TEDDY ROOSEVELT casts this event in a darker light. John Hay, the Secretary of State, finds himself in pursuit of a would-be assassin, investigating the motives of TR’s many enemies, including political rivals and the industrial trusts.

by Burt Solomon - Fiction, Historical Fiction

Washington City, 1862: The United States lies in tatters, and there seems no end to the war. Abraham Lincoln, the legitimate President of the United States, is using all his will to keep his beloved land together. However, Lincoln’s will and soul are tested when tragedy strikes the White House as Willie Lincoln, the love and shining light in the president’s heart, is taken by typhoid fever. But was this really the cause of his death? A message arrives, suggesting otherwise. Lincoln asks John Hay, his trusted aide, to investigate Willie’s death. What Hay discovers has the potential of not only destroying Lincoln, but a nation.