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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (169 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Edward Steers Narrator: William Coon Publisher: University Press Audiobooks Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: June 2012 ISBN:
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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 Dr. 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 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.

About the author: 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 Trial. He lives in Berkeley Springs, West Virginia.

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Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Susan | 1/20/2014

    " Fascinating and answers many questions. Extremely through. Well written. Must read if you have any curiosity about Lincoln. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Scott | 12/28/2013

    " The best book on the Lincoln Assassination! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 James Keenley | 12/23/2013

    " My capsule review: By far and away the best book on the Lincoln assassination. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Adrienne | 12/21/2013

    " Very thorough, perhaps too much so for me. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jonathan | 12/6/2013

    " Excellent resource on the Lincoln assassination. Author relies on original sources, attempting to strip away the myths that have evolved over 150 years. Readable, but not as page-turning as Manhunt. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Michele | 10/18/2013

    " Much heavier than the Bill O book, but filled in many blanks. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mark | 4/30/2013

    " It's not a bad book, but I found the begining dragged on a bit. I think he went a bit overboard on the buildup of the "Confederate Conspiracy". It picks up speed later on and is a good read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Michael McLean | 4/30/2013

    " This is a well researched and well written account of Lincoln's assassination. Steers, like every other author I've read on the subject, has his own biases. He twists the evidence slightly to align with his theories. Compelling nonetheless. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Carl Owen | 4/29/2013

    " Great Book on the Lincoln Assassiunation. i'm always ready books on this topic. Just erie how many similarities there are between Lincoln and Kennedy "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Karen Sawicki | 4/22/2013

    " Great for research material but, unfortunately, written like research material - dry until the end. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Libby | 4/9/2013

    " This book was thick with facts. You can tell the author knew his subject matter. It was almost too thick with facts that the story-telling aspect was lost. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Alicia J | 2/2/2013

    " There aren't enough stars in the universe for this book's rating. A+++++++++++ "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lisa Davis | 11/19/2012

    " Best non-fiction book I've ever read. It is 100 times better than Bill O'Reilly's "Killing Lincoln" because it cites & references its sources. The author explains his use of only primary sources. The bibliography is practically 50 pages. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jim | 11/17/2012

    " Very interesting, but not a page turner. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Andy | 10/18/2012

    " A great book concerning the assassination of President Lincoln. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Alison Bigbee | 7/17/2012

    " Great read on Lincoln's assassination... "

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