GDG- Killing Lincoln

Jack Lawrence jlawrence at kc.rr.com
Sat Jan 14 22:48:54 CST 2012


I assume we are talking about the Surratt woman
----- Original Message ----- 
From: <CWMHTours at aol.com>
To: <gettysburg at arthes.com>
Sent: Saturday, January 14, 2012 10:39 PM
Subject: Re: GDG- Killing Lincoln


> Esteemed GDG Member Contributes:
> " 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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