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Great book and great narration! Had no idea how much more there was to the story of Abaham Lincoln and John Wilkes Boothe. Highest recommendation!
My 85 year old father loved this book. He found it very entertaining and enlightening. He learned some things he didn't know and could hardly stop the book once he got started.
This book was great - Gave very many facts - at least they seemed liked facts. Seems the author did his research. Was very interesting and kept me wanted more.
At first, I was going to give this book 4 stars, just because the story at times you want to yell at the characters and inform them of their horrible navigation. Then I thought, that knowledge is what upsets me, and that being said, it's well written, so I changed this thing to a five star book. This is not only a great account of history, but all what it was like in that time. How Pictures of John Wilkes Booth were outlawed etc.I recommend going through this one
Who knew that the short time between Lincoln's assassination and Booth's end could be so thrilling and interesting. While the narration is a bit over-dramatic at times, it is done very well and adds to the story. It is amazing to learn about the plans and coincidences that played out the way they did. An excellent book.
This is a great story! Inclusion of the many "minor" characters, like Thomas Jones, Samuel Mudd, the Garretts, etc., makes the story very rich. The interview with the author at the end was nice, too. My only (slight) criticism is that I thought the author's language was a bit melodramatic at a few points. I highly recommend.
Living in the DC area, I find myself wanting to visit the historic sites the author talks about, which are still around. Having been to Ford's Theatre years ago, I would like to go back & view it thru different eyes, Knowing what I know after listening to this CD, I believe it will have a lot more meaning for me now. I found myself almost liking Booth, as well. But, then there was the brutalness of what he did and why. If he had not assassinated Lincoln, maybe our history would have been a lot different. Maybe other assassins would not have been so quick to act. We don't know. I like history okay, but I am no history buff. However, I found myself very engaged in this thrilling account of the manhunt. I would look forward to being back in my car listening to the rest of the story. I plan to listen a second time.
This book is wonderful. After listening to it, I spent quite a bit of time searching for even more detail on the topic and characters on the internet. I hope this author will write more books!
Richard Thomas is one of the best narrators of audio books out there. This is no exception the performance is engaging and historically accurate the cd keeps a good pace and is a true pleasure to listen to kudos to all involved in a great piece of work.
Well written, researched and well woven together. Nice blend of the story with added touches that made it a delightful read.
James L. Swanson is the author of the "New York Times" bestseller "Manhunt: The 12-Day Chase for Lincoln's Killer". He is an attorney who has written about history, the Constitution, popular culture, and other subjects for a variety of publications, including the "Wall Street Journal", "American Heritage", "Smithsonian", and the "Los Angeles Times". Mr. Swanson serves on the advisory council of the Ford's Theatre Abraham Lincoln Bicentennial Campaign and is a member of the advisory committee of the Abraham Lincoln Bicentennial Commission.