GDG- Killing Lincoln

Jack Lawrence jlawrence at kc.rr.com
Sat Jan 14 20:31:09 CST 2012


OK.

I'll bite.

What is grade?

Regards,

Jack
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Jeff Burk" <jlb4tlb at yahoo.com>
To: "GDG" <gettysburg at arthes.com>
Sent: Saturday, January 14, 2012 8:28 PM
Subject: Re: GDG- Killing Lincoln


> Esteemed GDG Member Contributes:
> Just downloaded the Baker book, thanks for the tip. Interesting in that 
> had I not read O'Reillly I might have never heard of this one.
>
> I have also paid good money for books now that can be downloaded for free 
> or a small fee. The old book always feels much better in my hands then my 
> nook.
>
> Is your plastic archive grade? If not it should be. Mylar works real well
>
> Namaste
>
> Jeff Burk
>
>
>>________________________________
>> From: Jack Lawrence <jlawrence at kc.rr.com>
>>To: GDG <gettysburg at arthes.com>
>>Sent: Saturday, January 14, 2012 9:02 PM
>>Subject: Re: GDG- Killing Lincoln
>>
>>Esteemed GDG Member Contributes:
>>Bruce,
>>
>>Yes I did. I tried harder than you.
>>
>>I read all this and more.
>>
>>I chose chose not to ape the marketing side of the house.
>>
>>FYI: have a copy of protagonist Lafayette C. Bakers book, "United States 
>>Secret Service".
>>
>>It is one of those delghtfull books, reprinted in the 1890's, with old, 
>>fragile yellow pages that the edges crumble.
>>
>>I paid 120.00 dollars for it.
>>
>>I keep it in a plastic bag and have not opened it for these 12 years, 
>>after reading the Lincoln chapters.
>>
>>It is available for less than two bucks now on Amazon, Kindle and Nook.
>>
>>Damn.
>>
>>It is a great primary source, and certainly better than the treacle in 
>>discussion.
>>
>>OTOH, anything that tunes someone into history is better than nothing.
>>
>>Regards,
>>
>>Jack
>>
>>
>>I took the road less traveled, and it has made all the difference.
>>
>>
>>BTW: Was Booth really stopped from attacking lincoln at the second 
>>inaugaral Inaugaration, as portrayed in the book?
>>
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>>----- Original Message ----- From: "Jeff Burk" <jlb4tlb at yahoo.com>
>>To: "GDG" <gettysburg at arthes.com>
>>Sent: Saturday, January 14, 2012 3:37 PM
>>Subject: Re: GDG- Killing Lincoln
>>
>>
>>> Esteemed GDG Member Contributes:
>>> The following is from the home page publishers web site.
>>> "New From Henry Holt
>>> Killing Lincoln
>>> The Shocking Assassination that Changed America Forever
>>> A riveting historical narrative of the heart-stopping events surrounding 
>>> the assassination of Abraham Lincoln, and the first work of history from 
>>> mega-bestselling author Bill O'Reilly"
>>>
>>> This is from the publishes page promoting 'Killing Lincoln.
>>>
>>>
>>> "A riveting historical narrative of the heart-stopping events 
>>> surrounding the assassination of Abraham Lincoln, and the first work of 
>>> history from mega-bestselling author Bill O'Reilly
>>> The anchor of The O'Reilly Factor recounts one of the most dramatic 
>>> stories in American history—how one gunshot changed the country forever. 
>>> In the spring of 1865, the bloody saga of America's Civil War finally 
>>> comes to an end after a series of increasingly harrowing battles. 
>>> President Abraham Lincoln's generous terms for Robert E. Lee's surrender 
>>> are devised to fulfill Lincoln's dream of healing a divided nation, with 
>>> the former Confederates allowed to reintegrate into American society. 
>>> But one man and his band of murderous accomplices, perhaps reaching into 
>>> the highest ranks of the U.S. government, are not appeased.
>>> In the midst of the patriotic celebrations in Washington D.C., John 
>>> Wilkes Booth—charismatic ladies' man and impenitent racist—murders 
>>> Abraham Lincoln at Ford's Theatre. A furious manhunt ensues and Booth 
>>> immediately becomes the country's most wanted fugitive. Lafayette C. 
>>> Baker, a smart but shifty New York detective and former Union spy, 
>>> unravels the string of clues leading to Booth, while federal forces 
>>> track his accomplices. The thrilling chase ends in a fiery shootout and 
>>> a series of court-ordered executions—including that of the first woman 
>>> ever executed by the U.S. government, Mary Surratt. Featuring some of 
>>> history's most remarkable figures, vivid detail, and page-turning 
>>> action, Killing Lincoln is history that reads like a thriller. "
>>>
>>>
>>> Jack didn't look very hard.
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>> Namaste
>>>
>>> Jeff Burk
>>>
>>>
>>>> ________________________________
>>>> From: Jack Lawrence <jlawrence at kc.rr.com>
>>>> To: GDG <gettysburg at arthes.com>
>>>> Sent: Saturday, January 14, 2012 4:12 PM
>>>> Subject: Re: GDG- Killing Lincoln
>>>>
>>>> Esteemed GDG Member Contributes:
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>> Esteemed GDG Member Contributes:
>>>>> At 02:04 PM 1/14/2012, you wrote:
>>>>>> The correct term is "speculative popular history". Or "Interprative 
>>>>>> History". In the style of bodice rippers.
>>>>>
>>>>> Hello,
>>>>>
>>>>> There is no such categories as the ones you suggest. There is no 
>>>>> bodice ripping in it. It is not a novel. It is popular history.
>>>>>
>>>>> Obviously, you have not read the book. I have. I'm not sympathetic to 
>>>>> it, but that does not change what it is.
>>>> Hello.
>>>> We can discuss terms, but Holt, the publisher, does not list this as a 
>>>> history book on its site.
>>>> Maybe I am looking for it wrong. The terms used aere samples of 
>>>> descriptions used for the book, including the publishers site.
>>>>
>>>> No one, even the publisher, seems to want to call it a history book.
>>>>
>>>> Regards,
>>>>
>>>> Jack
>>>>
>>>> Maybe its an iambic billameter poem?
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
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