Friday, June 7, 2013

Killing Lincoln by Bill O'Reilly & Martin Dugar

This books tells the last months leading up to the assassination of President Abraham Lincoln. The authors have dug up historical facts about the Civil War, Lincoln's presidency, marriage and assassination. The book is a narrative story line that provides insight about the meshing of lives of John Wilkes Booth, Abraham Lincoln, Mary Todd Lincoln and Lincoln's closest advisers. Many details are provided about the end of the Civil War I never learned in a schoolbook. The reader is given a detailed image of how distraught and physically ill Lincoln was about the war and how badly he wanted slavery abolished without losing lives in a war that would not seem to end. Highly recommend this book as gives the reader a view of what Lincoln faced in his presidency, how he did not back down and put his life at stake for his beliefs.

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