Assassinations

His Holiness: John Paul II and the Hidden History of Our Time

By Carl Bernstein and Marco Politi

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"With the same meticulous reporting skills and narrative excitement that went into All the President's Men and The Final Days, journalists Carl Bernstein and Marco Politi provide an astonishing look at Pope John Paul II--the foremost political figure of our time. In their research, Bernstein and Politi have had unprecedented access to rare sources of information in Rome, Washington, and Moscow, including formerly top-secret Soviet files. Through these fascinating documents, His Holiness allows the reader a previously impossible glimpse inside the inner workings of the Soviet hierarchy, and shows how the Soviets recognized the serious threat John Paul II posed to their survival--even a the start of his papacy. Startling Politburo minutes show Brezhnev, Andropov, and other key figures heatedly discussing at length how to handle the pope--even within days of the nearly successful assassination attempt."

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John Wilkes Booth and the Civil War

By Steve Otfinoski

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Sets the life story of the man who assassinated Abraham Lincoln against the backdrop of the Civil War.

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The President is Shot! The Assassination of Abraham Lincoln

By Harold Holzer

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The brutal murder of Abraham Lincoln shocked America and changed our history forever. Why Booth killed Lincoln and how the assassination transformed Lincoln from man to myth is explored

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