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I am really into this one so far. I appreciated the author sharing her experience while researching the book. She states in the intro that she began by looking at this project as a way to prove Surratt's innocence, and that her trial and execution were unjust. However, as she dug deeper into the material, the trail showed that Surratt was "not only guilty, but was far more involved in the plot than many historians have given her credit for" (pg xiv).
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