What an eye-opener! I wish I could convince every American to read this book. I expected it to support my understanding of Lincoln, but it did much more than that. It expanded my knowledge of the depths of Lincoln's awfulness. It provided me with background for the war. It deepened my understanding of the Constitution and the purposes for its wording. And it deepened my understanding of the effects of the war and so-called "reconstruction." Proponents of the so-common revisionist history will not like this one! Well-documented.