So much history I did not know about Booth. Had no idea of the extent of the plot against Lincoln and the other members of his cabinet.
I learned info. I had never read before I am a history buff and the book read like a spy thriller novel, but all facts. READ IT !!!!
Naration by Bill O'Reily is the best. I know there is inacuracies in some of the details. But extremly entertaning.
I loved the back stories that are not always brought to light in reading typical historial books.
There were many memorable images in the book. The events that came into play prior to the assaination. How Boothe was surprised by the reaction after the assaination. And how it all played out for those that were involved.
The way Mr O'Reilly emphasised events in the story, brought to light later in the book their ultimate impact.
Loved the book! I encouraged my family to read it. There were so many things I wasn't aware of, it brought history to light in human terms.
Even if you do not like history about wars this is a fun listen. Things like Booth was next to Lincoln at his swearing in for the second term and had to be restrained from attacking Lincoln.
Great book for a family listening if they know a little of American History.
Great Book!! If history class was this interesting I would've paid more attenetion. Only issue was that the book wasn't longer. Wasn't sure about O'Reily narrating the story but he did a great job. I'd give this book a 10 stars
This missive is the best possible of two worlds. The past, as you move into the future can become clouded and rewritten with a completely wrong concept, thus misleading today's readers. I give kudos to Bill and the team that researched this narrative, they made you feel as if you were there. I learned many little tidbits that it felt as if I was speaking to my Great, Great Aunt Mary Todd and she was explaining what happened to her husband. This book should be required reading in all high schools. I have recommended it to my fellow historians. I am the president of the Clifton, NJ Historical Commission and a decedent of Archibald Todd, Irish Company, 13th New Jersey Volunteers. Two of my ancestors are in a rare photo with Lincoln at Antietam. Bill O'Reilly has here nothing short of a masterpiece. The narration is incomparable and awesome.
Learned much about Lincoln and the events surrounding his death, thanks for the book.Well written.
Although an avid history buff, I sometimes find history based books boring. Not this one. Kept my interest all the way through. I also cannot agree with others regarding the reading. Although Bill is maybe not the most skilled "reader", he did well enough I was able to feel as if I was watching a movie rather than listening to an audio book.