My goal is to read 100 books by the end of 2013. I just finished book 13.
Killing Lincoln by Bill O'Reilly and Martin Dugard
Summary: This books covers in great detail the time of April 1 - April 26, 1865, including the last few battles of the Civil War, Lee's surrender, the assassination of President Lincoln, and the manhunt for John Wilkes Booth.
I love history, and this book was absolutely fascinating. I was amazed at how thrilling it was - I knew the North would win and Lincoln would die, but the details were so complete that it felt like I was right there. I even stopped reading the book just as Booth was entering Lincoln's box at the theater, my heart pounding, as if the assassination wouldn't happen if I didn't read about it (I was able to keep the book closed for 5 minutes before finishing the entire thing in one sitting). The book was well-researched and well-written.
A must-read for anyone with the slightest interest in history. I can't wait to read "Killing Kennedy" by the same authors.
Quote of the Blog:
"If I am killed I can die but once, but to live in constant dread is to die over and over again." ~ Abraham Lincoln