GDG- Killing Lincoln

Terry Brasko TerryBrasko at
Wed Jan 18 09:47:13 CST 2012

Amen, Bruce!!
Terry Brasko

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Esteemed GDG Member Contributes:

I just found Ed Steers' review of "Killing Lincoln" online.  One small
excerpt: "The authors have chosen to write a story based what others have written rather reconstruct the events by using the primary documents and records  of the period as any historian would do. In the authors own words they draw  their information from a few dozen secondary books. These books range from  excellent to positively dreadful. There seems to be no vetting of the secondary  works they rely on treating all of them as equal. They are not."  
And  "Killing Lincoln is not a bad read. No doubt it will land on the “New York  Times” Best Seller list despite its shortcomings. Had the authors done their  homework more thoroughly and made use of the available sources of primary  documents, they would have written a book much closer to the actual facts and  enlightened a public eager to learn more about this tragic event. 
Sadly, they  missed a golden opportunity."  

Bruce  Trinque
Amston, CT

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