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The Real Lincoln: A New Look at Abraham Lincoln, His Agenda, and an Unnecessary War

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Most Helpful Favorable Review

9 out of 11 people found this review helpful.

Excellent And accurate A must reaf A must read !

Matches my 30 years of research from first edition sources at the time prior, during, and immediately after the war of northern aggression!

posted by Anonymous on September 13, 2011

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Most Helpful Critical Review

9 out of 18 people found this review helpful.

A polemic, not history

This book does not deserve even one star. Although it purports to be history, it is a grotesque distortion of the historical record. For example, DiLorenzo quotes primary source material which impugns Lincoln's motives. If you are not a historian and are unfamiliar with...
This book does not deserve even one star. Although it purports to be history, it is a grotesque distortion of the historical record. For example, DiLorenzo quotes primary source material which impugns Lincoln's motives. If you are not a historian and are unfamiliar with the sources, you would likely accept the conclusions that the author draws from the quotes he cites. However, if you take the time to check the sources, you find that DiLorenzo has lifted phrases out of context, and even attributed words to one person that were clearly uttered by another. It is clear that this book was written with one aim in mind: to 'prove' that Lincoln was a tyrant who started the Civil War in order to impose Whiggish economic policies on the South. Lacking proof, DiLorenzo is not above deliberate distortion and misinformation. In short, beware of 'history' written by those who have a political or economic axe to grind.

posted by Anonymous on April 29, 2006

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 31, 2008

    A real eye opener. History as it really was.

    If you would like to learn some real history, and not the myths, half-truths, and out-and-out lies that our federal government chooses to perpetuate through the school systems, this is a must read. If you would still like to believe that Santa puts the presents under the tree, and NOT Mommy and Daddy, don't bother. <BR/><BR/>Read the quotes in the book, and ask someone who said them. My guess is many people will say the head of the KKK. Read about the things that went on during the Civil War, then ask someone what country they happened in. They will probably say Iran or Iraq. <BR/><BR/>Read the book and learn where all the stuff that's happening today in this country really started.<BR/><BR/>WARNING: If you can't keep an open mind, or if the government has you completely brainwashed about "Honest"Abe, DO NOT read this book. However, if you would like to learn about one of the darkest periods in the history of our country, this is the book for you.

    4 out of 9 people found this review helpful.

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