Friday, October 5, 2012
Killing Lincoln, I decided to go ahead, despite having read some poor reviews. To my surprise, I was thoroughly entertained by the dramatic presentation of the well-known and documented events surrounding the assassination of Abraham Lincoln. O’Reilly’s confident prose gets most of the big facts right, but I found myself thinking too often that some of what he presented didn’t match what I read from prominent historians. If you want to read a well-researched history of this event and this time period, choose another book. If you want to be entertained with a dramatically presented story that takes some artistic liberties, and doesn’t nail down all the facts, by all means enjoy this book. Rating: Two-star (Mildly Recommended) Click here to purchase Killing Lincoln from amazon.com.