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EBOOK º EPUB Blood on the Moon The Assassination of Abraham Lincoln é 9780813191515 FREE Æ EDWARD STEERS JR. ´ Winner of the 2001 The Lincoln Group of New York's Award of Achievement A History Book Club Selection The assassination of Abraham Lincoln Cast of characters in this ill fated drama he explores why they were so willing to help pull the trigger and corrects the many misconceptions surrounding this defining moment that changed American history After completing an acclaimed career as a research scientist at the National Institutes of Health Edward Steers Jr has turned his research skills to the Lincoln assassination He is the author of several books about the president including The Tri Ok I have to start out that I bought this book on Dry Tortuga after touring Fort Jefferson and visiting Mudd's cellThis is an excellent book Well written and detail in all aspects how the plot developed Booth's getaway and capture highlights of the trial and finishing with the sentences Also included which I found uite interesting was addressing some of the conspiracy theories that Booth was not killed in the barn and once again laid out in great detail the problem with those theories The book then finishes up with long trip home for Lincoln to be interred Steers is very detailed in his writing Supporting known facts with evidence but doing the same with areas that theorizes He does not just throw things out and expect you to take his word for it He presents what he surmises happened and then lays out what gives it credence I highly recommend this book for history buffs and as one of the reviews says if you read only one book on the assassination of Lincoln you need to read this one

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Winner of the 2001 The Lincoln Group of New York's Award of Achievement A History Book Club Selection The assassination of Abraham Lincoln is usually told as a tale of a lone deranged actor who struck from a twisted lust for revenge This is not only too simple an explanation; Blood on the Moon reveals that it is completely wrong John Wilkes Booth was neither mad nor alone in his act of murder He received the help of many not the least of whom was I have been fascinated by the Lincoln assassination since I was a kid in the 60s when the Centennial of the Civil War was going on Earlier this year I saw the movie The Conspirator about the Lincoln assassination I understood that the movie was based on this book so I wanted to find a copy The movie which is very good from the storytelling acting aesthetic and visual aspects is clearly slanted so that you believe that some of the conspirators involved mostly Mary Surratt were the victims of a government manipulation of the trial I am curious to know what people were thinking when they said that this movie was based on this book The author clearly states from the outset that he would not discuss any aspect of the events surrounding the assassination that did not have first hand cross referenced backup and it presents the decisions for each conspirator's conviction in an intelligent and logical fashion It does not rely on second hand evidence or hearsay and it abolishes many of the folkloric legends surrounding this national event which was the 9 11 of its day According to the facts presented in this book the conspirators who were caught received proper and logical trials I do not believe in capital punishment so I won't say that some got what they deserved Something I didn't fully realize before reading this book was the extent of the hatred that Lincoln incurred first of all by just being elected and among many other things by issuing his Emancipation Proclamation Dr Mudd the doctor who colluded with Booth and ultimately set his broken leg and helped him in his escape to Virginia lost 8 or 9 million dollars through the loss of his slaves and tobacco land That would be like 800 million dollars in today's money Also the author's unvarnished telling of the beyond ugly treatment of some slaves gives you a better perspective on why the Southern economy based on that system had to go These are just a couple of examples of the many things that this author makes clear to the present from the perspective of past The author does an excellent job of putting this complicated event into a manageable and blessedly logical and believable account I think it is the best book I have ever read on the subject

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Blood on the Moon The Assassination of Abraham LincolnDr Samuel Alexander Mudd the Charles County physician who has been portrayed as the innocent victim of a vengeful government Booth was also aided by the Confederate leadership in Richmond As he made his plans to strike at Lincoln Booth was in contact with key members of the Confederate underground and after the assassination these same forces used all of their resources to attempt his escape Noted Lincoln authority Edward Steers Jr introduces the 12This title came highly recommended on com and what I really liked about it was it dispelled lots of urban folklore and mythology including from previous well known books written on the subject that surrounds Lincoln's assassination up to the current day The author accomplishes this simply by citing the multitude of primary source materials and public documents about the assassination easily accessible by any author or serious historianWhat I didn't like about the book is that for the most part it's a dryly written fact filled book As a writer and editor I found the freuent layout typos and missing text irritatingThe coolest revelation in the book is that some Confederate agents attempted to use biological warfare against the North It was extremely primitive but a physician took the clothing of yellow fever victims and attempted to have it shipped to population centers in the union with the hope it would somehow alter the outcome of the war