GDG- Killing Lincoln

CWMHTours at aol.com CWMHTours at aol.com
Sat Jan 14 22:39:14 CST 2012


" A traitor museum."
 
I am mystified by that statement.
 
What does it mean?
 
Your  Most Obedient Servant,
Peter  

 
In a message dated 1/14/2012 11:34:03 P.M. Eastern Standard Time,  
jlawrence at kc.rr.com writes:

Esteemed  GDG Member Contributes:
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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