GDG- Killing Lincoln

Jack Lawrence jlawrence at kc.rr.com
Sat Jan 14 22:33:23 CST 2012


Why would I give anything to a traitor museum?

I would rather burn it. (The book, not the museum).

Regards,

Jack
----- Original Message ----- 
From: <CWMHTours at aol.com>
To: <gettysburg at arthes.com>
Sent: Saturday, January 14, 2012 9:58 PM
Subject: Re: GDG- Killing Lincoln


> Esteemed GDG Member Contributes:
> You may get an ultimate benefit if you donated it to the  Surratt Society
> in Clinton.
>
> The market price seems to be shockingly low but as a museum  piece it
> should be worth more than what you paid.  Plus they would preserve  it. 
> Which
> would be better than a plastic bag.
>
> Have you been down there ?  It  is way cool.
>
> Your  Most Obedient Servant,
> Peter
>
>
> In a message dated 1/14/2012 10:51:19 P.M. Eastern Standard Time,
> jlawrence at kc.rr.com writes:
>
> Esteemed  GDG Member Contributes:
> Oh ok.I have it in a sealed up sandwich  bag.
>
> Thanks.
>
> This book was already at the crumbly yellow stage  when I got it.
>
> I bought it from an estate.
>
> I had a lot of Tarzan  books like that. Yellow and crumbly.
>
> I worked all my life and, the last  30 years, bought books to read in my
> retirement. I retired last May and  the books, I find out, are worthless.
>
> My daughters gave me a Nook for  Christmas and my wife gave me a Nexus 4G.
> I
> downloaded a Kindle to the  phone and a Adobe pub to adapt the books to
> each
> application.
> We are  taking a month long cruise and, instaed of the usual twenty or so
> pounds  of books, are taking a couple of 8 ounce devices that we can read
> all
> thebooks in the world on, history books and bodice rippers.
> And all the  newspapers in the world. Even on a bus in Arabia.
>
> So I have Samuael  Morrisons complete history of the US Navy in WWII and 
> it
> is  worthless.
> Jack McDevitt's Hercules Text. Worthless.
> Roosevelt's  Japaenese-russian war Nobel Prize negotiations, worthless.
>
> And I love  it.
>
> Never had so many had so much information available in  history.
>
> Knowledge is no longer the privelege of the Ivory towewr  crowd, nor the
> sole
> domain of academia.
> Anybody can, in seconds, find  out what they want to know ib seconfds,
> withpout traveling humdreds of  miles and winnowing through non allergenic
> moldy records. True, it is all  not available yet to all, but it will be 
> in
> our  lifetimes.
>
> Regards,
>
> Jack
>
>
>
> ----- Original Message  ----- 
> From: "Jeff Burk" <jlb4tlb at yahoo.com>
> To: "GDG"  <gettysburg at arthes.com>
> Sent: Saturday, January 14, 2012 8:52  PM
> Subject: Re: GDG- Killing Lincoln
>
>
>> Esteemed GDG Member  Contributes:
>> The grade would tell you how pure the product is. Low  quality plastic
> will
>> yellow paper pruducts over  time.
>>
>>
>> Namaste
>>
>> Jeff  Burk
>>
>>
>>>________________________________
>>>  From: Jack Lawrence <jlawrence at kc.rr.com>
>>>To: GDG  <gettysburg at arthes.com>
>>>Sent: Saturday, January 14, 2012 9:31  PM
>>>Subject: Re: GDG- Killing  Lincoln
>>>
>>>Esteemed GDG Member  Contributes:
>>>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?
>>>>>
>>>>> From EN  Bookstores:
>>>>> The products sold at Eastern National  bookstores are a combination of
>>>>> Eastern National-produced  items and merchandise purchased through
>>>>> outside vendors,  including books, reproductions, apparel, and
>>>>>  collectibles. All products sold in Eastern National retail outlets
> are
>>>>> evaluated by National Park Service interpreters for  historical
>>>>> accuracy, quality, and relevance to park  themes. Strict standards are
>>>>> maintained to ensure we  offer the finest quality products that will
>>>>> enhance  visitors’ experiences. As a cooperating association, Eastern
>>>>> National sells only products that the National Park  Service has
>>>>>  approved.
>>>>>
>>>>> Reference: Eastern  National
>>>>> ----- 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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