Although I bought it quite some time ago, I just read the book this past weekend and was blown away. The book retells the story of the last few days of the Civil War in such detail I felt like I was right in the middle of it, or at least standing on the side of the road watching it. I couldn't put the book down. Well researched, brilliantly told, very riveting. The only downside, to me, was that it only told the last two days. I guess they thought they should focus a bit on Lincoln for some reason after the war was over If you are interested in the history of the Civil War, and haven't read this book, I strongly suggest it. If the history books in school were like this, I KNOW I would have paid more attention! If you did read it, what did you think about it? Did anything in the book surprise you? Although I had learned over the years that Booth was not a lone actor, I was shocked that they never mentioned in history that he wasn't the only one that was supposed to die.