Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Lincoln's Last Days


Lincoln's Last Days by Bill O'Reilly (special teen edition of the best seller Killing Lincoln)

Wow - if you are a history lover, particularly enjoying the Civil War era, please read this book - you won't be sorry!  Lincoln's Last Days is an illustrated adaptation of Bill O'Reilly's bestselling Killing Lincoln,  a #1 book on the New York Times bestseller list.  The book reads more like a thriller, and not like a history text book.  It  starts at the end of the war detailing the last battles, Lee's surrender, Lincoln's jubilation over a Union victory and reunification, and the mentality and scheming of John Wilkes Booth.  Even though the story took place 140 years ago, and I have studied these facts in both high school and college, this book made me see the sequence of events in a new way.  This version also contains many photographs and illustrations that add to the book - including the reward poster for Booth and his cronies.  At the end of the book is a timeline for both Abraham Lincoln and John Wilkes Booth, as well as twenty important and interesting facts about the Civil War.  

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