GDG- Killing Lincoln
TerryBrasko at mindspring.com
Wed Jan 18 09:47:13 CST 2012
From: gettysburg-bounces at arthes.com [mailto:gettysburg-bounces at arthes.com] On Behalf Of Batrinque at aol.com
Sent: Wednesday, January 18, 2012 9:29 AM
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Subject: Re: GDG- Killing Lincoln
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."
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