Someone had clearly done their homework in order to compile the details which made this a very interesting and informative read.
Having to listen to Bill O'Reilly read this was a real turn off. If he referred to the Union cavalry as the calvary one more time I was prepared to send this book back to my archives.
I highly recommend this book to those who want more than just a dry timeline of the assassination of President Lincoln. Mr. O'Reilly's writing shows intuition in the narrative.
This writing lends a more personal involvement with the story.
By reading his own writing, Mr. O'Reilly gives the story a texture that goes beyond the book.
I believe that some of the grammatical errors in the recording should have been edited out. That is one very small point but it is noticeable.
Yes, it is very educational and quite exciting. Once you get started you can't put it down.
The vivid accounts of the bloody battles, like the one described as the bloodiest, most lives lost just across the bridge before the entry to the Carolinas. When you hear what those men endured, no food, no sleep or proper shoes and clothing it is amazing that they would keep on fighting. We really have a lot to be grateful for.
No I haven't.
A story of intrigue, and courage.
There were many factoids all throughout the book which are great to know about the civil war and Lincoln.
A very dynamic reading. Exceptionally well done.
I thought I had known all about Lincoln's death, but this book brought it back as if it were current history. Thank you Bill O'Reilly, for writing this one.
Yes, but I made myself save some for a second day/
if he has no knowledge of Lincoln yes.
the fate of the participants was interesting
I am not a Lincoln scholar but have read a few books on him. I did not gain any new insights for the reading.
I only listened to the book
I have not listened to an O'Reilly book before this.
The descripton of the end of the Civil War.
I know little about this period of history. I found this book to be informative and entertaining.
It was one of the most exciting books I've purchased. History really came alive and the book went so fast. I'm very glad to have gotten it. I was surprised to learn that I didn't know the story behind Lincoln's last days very well.
Nothing in the same category.
The cost of emancipation to Presidet Lincoln.
Great book. Well written.
I had to listen to the details in secments in order to think over the details which was much more than I had ever read or heard. I appreciated the order that the information was presented and was taken back by some of the events that I never knew about. This is the way I wish history was presented when I was in school because it is more relavent than just remembering dates of events with no detail on what, how, and who. Bill O'Reilly has a great voice and add the right town for this book.
The details of Lincon after he was shot.
Bill provided just the right tone and volume that had you on the edge leaning forward waiting for more. In a five star rating I give Bill O'Reilly a big TEN.
HOW HISTORY SHOULD BE PRESENTED.
HARD TO SAY HOW MUCH I ENJOYED THIS BOOK BUT IT FAR EXCEEDED MY EXPETATIONS. THANKS TO BILL O'REILLY.
Absolutely, the audio version is better than the print version. It is so worthwhile to hear O'Reilly read the book himself. It is almost like listening to a news report, but with more detail. It includes an hour by hour account of the day Lincoln was shot. Facinating.
The hour by hour account of the day Lincoln was shot. Very well done.
Terrific. He could emphasize the points he felt was important.
Too long, but yes, it was hard to stop it.
Give a copy to everyone. Really educational and entertaining.