"A meticulously researched narrative of the Lincoln assassination, from the conspiracy and murder through the ensuing manhunt and trial. . . . Pitch turns the tragedy into a great American true-crime story." -- "Entertainment Weekly"
"Pitch's energetic narrative will be highly popular." -- "Booklist"
"No reader will come away unmoved, even at this distance, by anguish about [Lincoln's assassination]. . . . a real page-turner about real history." -- "Publishers Weekly"
"To the well-worn record, Anthony Pitch contributes several riveting new discoveries he gleaned from scouring private letters and newspaper reports... Pitch is a patient storyteller, and the well-developed characters, brought to life through diaries, letters and other primary sources, heighten the drama and poignancy.
A study of burning focus and intimate depth."
"-- Kirkus Reviews"
"Aches with sadness and pulses with page-turning excitement . . . a perfect storm of a book."
- Harold Holzer, co-chair, U.S. Abraham Lincoln Bicentennial Commission and winner of a Lincoln Prize
"So well written and researched that it will add greatly to our knowledge of Lincolniana."
- Dr. Wayne Temple, Deputy Director of the Illinois State Archives and author of many books on Lincoln
"There are, Lord knows, one jillion books on Lincoln, but this is a happy and welcome addition and deserves a celebration all its own."
- Christopher Buckley
"What, another book on the assassination of Abraham Lincoln? What more can be said about the regicide of our greatest President? Actually, Anthony Pitch's beautifully written narrative stands on its own as a splendid contribution to the subject. It is told by anauthor who has an intimate knowledge of all the sites related to the assassination and the trials that followed."
- Frank J. Williams, Chief Justice of the Rhode Island Supreme Court and founding Chair of "The Lincoln Forum"show more