This man is a real hero. The story is well told and it is utterly amazing.
It was so good, I'm going to read it again. I learned so much about people and myself from this book.
I really loved this book. I did not know too much detail about the invasion of Hannibal and enjoyed hearing the details of the second Punic war. The performance was superb and the story was great. I took off one star for one historical inaccuracy that did sit in my craw. The author refers to Hannibal taking refuge with Antiochius III and describing that the coming battle with the Romans was unlike other warfare the Selucids engaged in. He mentions in passing the conflict in "Palestine". First of all, Antiochus III had excellent relations with his Jewish subjects in occupied Judea. The conflict, which is commemorated by the Jewish holiday of Hannukah, was with his son Antiochus IV. Secondly, there was no "Palestine", as this made up name was given to Judea by the Romans after the revolt in 60 C.E., some 300 years later. There never really was a country called "Palestine" in history, but the territory was referred to by that name after 63 C.E. Let's be historically accurate on this point, please!
Whatever you may feel about Bill O'Reilly, put aside your politics and read this book. It is a factual reading of what happens with an extensive background of the Kennedy Presidency and the events leading up to the assassination. Mr. O'Reilly avoids all the conspiracy theories and does give the whacky ones any thought whatsoever. He mentions all of them in passing and sticks to only verifiable facts. It feels like a news report but done the way it used to be: factual, unbiased, and straightforward. All of this serves to bring home the tragedy even more, I almost cried as he described, step by step, the actual assassination itself.
Killing Lincoln by the same authors
I loved the book. The history is fascinating as are the historical connections made. I think sometimes these connections are stretched a bit too much to make the point, but the underlying concepts are sound. I learned a lot from this book.
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