GDG- Killing Lincoln

CWMHTours at CWMHTours at
Wed Jan 18 10:08:33 CST 2012

Since much of the assassination talk is a biut off-topic I am  puttig 
together a little email list of people interested in discussing it out of  the 
room.  Can I put you on the list?
"Just  the facts, ma'am." 

Your Most Obediant Servant

In a message dated 1/18/2012 10:48:00 A.M. Eastern Standard Time,  
TerryBrasko at writes:

Esteemed  GDG Member Contributes:
Amen, Bruce!!
Terry Brasko

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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 
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 
Sadly, they  missed a golden opportunity."   

Bruce  Trinque
Amston,  CT

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