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Killing Lincoln by Bill O'Reilly
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Mar 19, 12

bookshelves: 2012, history, non-fiction, politics, biography
Read from March 15 to 17, 2012

Yeah, three stars. In truth, I would give this one two stars, but for the way it was written. First off, this is not a hard history book. Many of the claims (particularly in regards to Stanton) while intriguing, are not accepted by mainstream historians for reasons. Do not read this book if you are looking for an in-depth Lincoln biography or an in-depth look at Booth or the Civil War. If, however, you are a layperson and just want an introduction to the assassination history? Dive in.

The book is written like a thriller, and is certainly interesting. The writing could use some improvement, as could the facts, but overall it is a decent introduction to the time period. I feel all right about a lot of people reading it - it's a good way to introduce people to history and to lead them to better, more in-depth books in regards to that time.

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