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But -- What -- told so tell me what blooded crimes is specifically.
-- about the final series of the two -- president's.
Jefferson Davis -- Richmond at the end of the war.
And Lincoln going home to Springfield on this incredible funeral train journey.
And I argue in the book that these final two -- of Lincoln Davis.
After they fell from power.
It's really as significant as the other great American -- the exploration Lewis and Clark the building the transcontinental railroad even the -- to the moon.
Because what Davis and Lincoln did at the end influences American history to this day.
Well on and about the public thought to have -- what -- -- announcement the public thought Davis an antenna right.
Well yes everyone assume that Davis in the confederate high command.
In order to mine and that place davis' life and great peril.
Sold us on the hunted him down and oh yes the hunt for Davis which I don't want to monitors and looked like -- distrust.
Well -- technical aspects like well I can you do it because you're a hostile about it but may -- in Israel now.
Well so what happened was that prior to Lincoln's assassination conference Jefferson Davis was not -- Lincoln didn't -- escape.
But wants Lincoln had been killed.
-- on the north went crazy they assume that Davis had to be involved in this and so that's when the real manhunt for Davis again.
-- very well faced death experience -- -- because union soldiers were furious.
Over 200 people have been murdered in the streets.
After Lincoln was assassinated.
The mood was prevention and Davis is -- very lucky that during this incredible six week chase.
He didn't encounter union troops who decided it would kill him when they caught.
And -- him when -- detection.
Well the discipline of the officers there.
And there -- a tremendous reward for Davis and the soldiers one of the fame and the reward.
So they decided to taken alive Davis and his men did not resist because they were so outnumbered by the by the union forces.
They thought that that might result in the death of davis' family because his wife was with them as young children were with them.
And so there -- no gun fight to the end and so Davis did surrender.
And they decided not to execute him on the spot Davis certainly believed to be taken back to Washington and executed he was almost certain.
Of them wanna open.
At that time he was and while he was imprisoned for two years and the north couldn't decide what they wanted to do with them.
Because they thought if we put him on trial and executed we're gonna create a martyr and -- might cause the -- to rise again.
But then they thought if we put him on trial for treason with the jury in Washington DC which entered southern.
He might be found not guilty and that would mean secession was not a lawful.
And so they couldn't decide finally they decided they didn't want to do anything let's just get rid of them let's freedom.
And then Davis one two.
Live in seclusion but then before the end of his life and he -- 25 years after Lincoln he -- -- on to a great resurrection he toured the south and triumph.
People loved him more then 25 years later than they did when he was president of the confederate states argued that.
Because he became a living symbol of a lost cause.
And -- dreams that never came true.
10 confederate women dressed in black would lay hands on him.
They would collapse of his feet -- soldiers would touch him and they would -- trembling uncontrollable.
And so he really became a very political symbol of the whole civil war and everything that was lost.
He cashed in on nominal two evangelist now.
No he didn't -- you live on heavily after the war.
He refused to accept charity from his supporters because he said my nation has been -- The people -- they have nothing I'm not gonna accept charity.
So he lived on her plea and he he didn't try to.
Make money from his presidency moment when -- did write his memoirs he did run his memoirs years later and up to speed.
To justify the confederate cause but he lived quietly.
And with dignity and he didn't try to cash in on his presidency or his fame not gonna like -- turn to senator Arlen.
No -- I promise they want the book is being published today I have to live to do my interviews.
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About to turn to train -- -- Lincoln's body home.
Well most Americans have forgotten about this after Lincoln was shot and his funeral was in the White House it was decided to send him home to Springfield and a 16100 -- -- -- But not straight back.
They stopped in every major city of the north.
The coffin was unloaded.
And Lincoln's body was displayed over twenty day period to one million people seven million people saw the train.
It was a catharsis at the end of the civil war it wasn't just Lincoln coming home on that -- into the northern people.
Every father every son every brother every husband every -- lost that war.
Was coming home on that train with Lincoln it was of enormous symbolism that we almost can't comprehend today.
The funeral for John F.
Kennedy in many ways copied the funeral of Abraham Lincoln.
I've talked there was -- -- -- don't.
When she -- -- team of rivals.
And a miles -- was us and there's another example of one or more on item.
Which I don't need it even explain but people on it.
A source such a Lincoln books -- tomorrow.
But we're not Arlen.
Well we're not if if there -- -- -- about something we don't know down there over 151000 books about Abraham Lincoln who can read them all.
But now and then someone like Doris Goodwin comes -- with are -- a new look.
A new approach banks.
People love history if it's told in an exciting way the way things really happen.
And so that's what I try to do and certainly that's what -- does reflect on normal or blown.
Well I try to go for that effect but everything is true but I try to tell the story in chronological order.
With all its thrills all the excitement all the things that we don't know gonna happen yet.
I want the reader to feel like they're reading a newspaper.
Day by day.
-- but they don't know what's gonna happen next so I try to really take my readers back to the civil war to make it as exciting as it was to people who are alive at that time.
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