I do not usually read non-fiction books but, I loved this one! Full of facts that I did not know, including all the people that were attacked the same evening as Lincoln was killed. I really enjoyed the way the authors included information on popular conspiracies and the facts that contributed to those ideas. Includes an appendix with samples from the newspaper articles from this time period.
This book gives a clear account of the days leading up to Lee's surrender and then Lincoln's assassination. The reader can feel the emotions of the end to the civil war and Lincoln's assassination.
This book was captivating from beginning to end. It is a quick read and I learned a lot of the underpinnings of the Civil War, Lincoln, Booth. And events of the time.
I was at a two day event when I was reading it and people frequently came over to ask how it was or tell me how great it was., or did I like it.
I highly recommend the book.
Well written and engaging!
I'm always amazed when all the layers of historical events that you thought you knew about and understood are put together to create a complete picture of what's going on and the complexities of just what happening. I kept screaming stay home President Lincoln as I read this, but my cries, of course, were not heard nor heeded.
Reads fast! I recommend it!
Really interesting book....starts off a little slow, but the actual story and surrounding circumstances around Lincoln's assassination was fascinating. Good stuff!