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Looking forward to this. Haven't read the book, but is has gotten rave reviews and was a huge hit already selling over a million copies.
DVR is set...
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The book is great! Read it just before seeing the movie --Lincoln--which was also great. I thought the movie might be a little boring and dry but it was not. And the acting by all parties was really good. Daniel Day Lewis deserves the oscar without question although pretty boy ben afflact (?) might win because hollywood loves him.
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Thanks for the heads up. Read the book. Had to stop a couple of times just to make sure it wasn't fiction. Whoever wrote the book for O'Reilly did a nice job.
I thought the story was about MSU beating Nebraska last night.
Looks like a must see.
Martin Dugard co-authored it with OReilly and has written several history books.. OReilly is no slouch with history though. OReilly has a Bachelor of Arts degree in history from Marist College in 1971 as well as advanced degrees from Boston University and Harvard University. During the early 1970s he was a high school history teacher.
I saw the movie too and thought it was great. I might have to read the book. Also want to read Killing Kennedy.
Don't sell O'Reilly short; he's a tremendous slouch.
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I see what you did there...
So is this like the movie Titanic where you already know who wins?
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I thought that the book was proven to be full of bullcrap that the douche who (does it f'ing live) just made up
Not impressed. When's the last time Marist made the NCAA tourney...1987?
You guys pick up anything you didn't know? I didn't know about the confession letter that was burnt
Quite an imagination.
The deputy superintendent for the Ford’s Theatre National Historic Site, Rae Emerson, identified a dozen errors in the book, including in its prologue, that were the basis for keeping it out of that historic location’s museum shop. (It is, however, being sold on non-government property at the nearby Ford’s Theatre Society bookstore, a National Park Service spokesman confirmed.)
The “lack of documentation and the factual errors” Emerson identified include mistaken references to Lincoln in the Oval Office, when the Oval Office didn’t exist until 1909; Lincoln assassin John Wilkes Booth carving a “peephole in the back of the state box” when the theater’s acting manager, Harry Clay Ford, did so; and misstating that Union General Ulysses Grant and Confederate General Robert E. Lee would not meet a second time, when in fact they did on April 10, 1865.
Other errors that have been cited include misstating how assassination conspirator Mary Surratt was imprisoned, the spelling of the last name of the Ford’s Theatre carpenter and the number of times that “Our American Cousin” was staged at Ford’s Theatre before Lincoln was shot. ...
The superintendent of the National Park Service’s Lincoln Home historic site in Springfield, where the book is not available, disputed O’Reilly’s assertion that Killing Lincoln is “under fire from the forces of darkness.”
“I would not agree with that statement,” Lincoln Home Superintendent Dale Phillips told the Sun-Times. “There are factual errors in the book. A lot of his supposed resources are not footnoted. It’s just not up to our standards.”
Fox News commentator Bill O’Reilly’s book about Lincoln’s assassination, Killing Lincoln, is being spurned by major Lincoln destinations as it faces increasing criticism from historians across the country for a spate of errors.
Thank you, Denicos.
so the basically the errors are errors of no real significance. the book might not be precise, but it's accurate.
Yes, I let my bias against O'Reilly influence my post. Didn't realize he was a learned man. Regardless, it's a good book.
In other words, you're saying "even though the book is not right, it's not wrong". While probably so that few historical books are 100% factually true, these particular errors were easily correctable. Even though they are not egregious errors in the world of books, it's another example of O'Reilly attaching his name and persona to something that's half-assed.
I read the news today, oh boy .. ..
About a lucky man who made the grade
I disagree. Those look like the typical errata that get corrected if there are later printings. I've purchased course books that had a full page of errata inserted and with more egregious errors than that. If the book had been written by a liberal academic, nobody would be talking about the errata.
I'll go out on a limb and guess you weren't a history or English language major.
I won't take sides and I certainly cannot claim any expertise, but it seems to me that writing about an event almost 150 years after it happened hinders rather than increases the level of accuracy.
nah, you're just attacking this book because it is bill o'reilly who wrote it. what he got wrong are things that really don't have any bearing on the foundation of the story being told.
It isn't a liberal/conservative anything.
If you are going to put your name on book that's about historical events it should be accurate.
No, I used my intellect to graduate with a real major that allowed me to get a real job.
That explains the accurate / precise equivocation. I hope you aren't a safety engineer.
As an accountant that would work unless there is an audit.
Just some fun on President's Day. Freaking Dick Nixon screwed us out of 2 holidays.
Was the book as quiet on Dr. Mudd's involvement as the docudrama?
I find it hard to believe that Boothe went to southern sympathizer after southern sympathizer after the assassination, but randomly chose Mudd to set his leg.
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