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.
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!
Fantastic read. Bill lays out information in a chronologhical order, beginning with the week before Lincoln's assassination. He and his co-author (Martin Dugard) have researched this informaiton and brought it to readers and an orderly/easy to read format.
Unlike some other books, the authors have include information at the end of the book detailing what became of many of the people mentioned within the book.
History buffs may find a few flaws in this writting, but only because the information may contridict what they have been led to believe in the past.
Read it before you pass judgement.