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Lincoln's Assassination (Concise Lincoln Library)

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For 150 years, the assassination of Abraham Lincoln has fascinated the American people. Relatively few academic historians, however, have devoted study to it, viewing the murder as a side note tied to neither the Civil War nor Reconstruction. Over time, the traditional story of the assassination has become littered with myths, from the innocence of Mary Surratt and Samuel ...more
Hardcover, 176 pages
Published September 17th 2014 by Southern Illinois University Press (first published January 1st 2014)
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Chris
Apr 20, 2016 Chris rated it it was amazing
I received this book as part of Good Reads First Reads giveaway.

This book tells the story of Lincoln's assassination (I hope it's not a spoiler that Lincoln dies) and it does it well. Mr. Steers tracks the movements of the conspirators from when Booth began plotting up to the day of their trial.

The book is meticulously researched, full of details and the footnotes are great. Most of them reference source material but occasionally they give glimpses into the context both in day to day life and de
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Jamie Pennington
Nov 26, 2014 Jamie Pennington rated it it was amazing
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I read Bill O'Reilley's book Killing Lincoln and even visited Ford's theater in D.C. about a year ago. So my interest was peaked. This is a good book to follow up on this. More detailed and probably more accurate as the ranger in D.C. told me there were inaccuracies in O'Reilley's book. The format is short and easy to read although it took me way too long to read this book as I got extremely busy at work.

I would however recommend the book for those even remotely interested in the details of tha
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Zach Whitlow
Dec 02, 2015 Zach Whitlow rated it it was amazing
A good, short introduction to the Lincoln Assassination. Steers condenses his research for "Blood on the Moon" and creates this quick read. Despite its small size, this book is packed with information! If you're looking for a quick understanding of what happened that night at Ford's Theater, read this book.
Doug
Mar 12, 2015 Doug rated it really liked it
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A nice introduction to the Lincoln assassination. If you want a thorough history I recommend Manhunt.
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