Preview – McIlwain, “The Million Dollar Man Who Helped Kill a President”

21 11 2018

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New from Savas Beatie is Christopher Lyle McIlwain, Sr.’s The Million Dollar Man Who Helped Kill a President: George Washington Gayle and the Assassination of Abraham Lincoln.

This story, the promotional materials claim, will set you straight on the real mastermind behind the assassination of the 16th POTUS (Gayle, an Alabama lawyer), and the motivation of the assassins ($$$).

You get:

  • 140 pages of text, in ten chapters.
  • 11 photos & engravings.
  • In a break with Savas Beatie SOP, end-notes (70 pp, indexed by chapter, not page – not my preferred format).
  • 64 page bibliography (primarily published sources).
  • Two-page index (for those of you scoring at home, that’s 136 pages of notes, bibliography, and index, and 140 pages of narrative).

Christopher Lyle McIlwain, Sr. is a lawyer in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. He is the author of two books on Alabama in the Civil War. See his author page here.


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21 11 2018
theodore Savas

Thanks Harry. Appreciate your support.

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21 11 2018
Susan Evelyn McDowell Cole

There is already a great deal written about Lincoln’s assassination in Team of Rivals and that was a really long book to read. Does not sound like I will be pickking up a copy of this book.

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21 11 2018
theodore Savas

With all due respect, Susan, this is utterly different, and reports on a major aspect and personality you have never heard of–it is nothing like Team of Rivals.

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