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Book Review: 'The Last American Vampire' takes a bite out of history

Book Review: 'The Last American Vampire' takes a bite out of history

Don’t let the book’s title fool you: We haven’t heard the last of vampires. In “The Last American Vampire,” author Seth Grahame-Smith expands his world of the undead. Its predecessor, “Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter,” introduced vampires into American history as young Abe Lincoln was taught to battle bad blood-suckers or those who kill the young and the weak. His mentor, vampire Henry Sturges, advocated a more noble way of feeding by killing the wicked or feeding without killing. Henry himself takes center stage in “The Last American Vampire,” out Tuesday. Where “Vampire Hunter” confined itself to the years of...

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