|Absolutely fascinating! O'Reilly chronicles the last weeks of the Civil War leading up to the assassination of President Lincoln. Definately hard to put down or listen to while doing other tasks. If you blink you miss too much :o) Also, this book shed a bright uncomfortable light on my woefully lacking public education. I can't believe how much I really didn't know about this momentous time in our country's history. Then again, it does the trick of inspiring me to read more.