His face is on the penny. His god-like statue reigns over Washington, DC. He saved the Union, freed the slaves, and immortalized the Battle of Gettysburg with the famous words “Four score and seven years ago.” There can be no doubt in American minds that Abraham Lincoln stands among the most honorable and heroic of our presidents—or does he?
In a thorough and well-researched argument, Walter Donald Kennedy, the controversial co-author of the bestselling The South Was Right!, again sets the record straight about the legendary figure known as “Honest Abe.” Using historical documents, personal testimonies, and even quotes from Lincoln himself, Kennedy delivers truth after shocking truth about the little-known dark side of America’s sixteenth president. Far from the human rights champion that people suppose him to be, Abraham Lincoln actually attacked free speech, imprisoned innocent men, and murdered Native Americans. He never advocated for African American citizenship, and, in fact, the Emancipation Proclamation never freed a single slave.
While these accusations may seem too incredible to be true, Rekilling Lincoln lays out the evidence clearly and convincingly. It leaves readers wondering if everything they thought they knew about the Civil War was just, as the saying goes, the winners writing the history books. After all, there are two sides to every story, and the story of Abraham Lincoln just got a whole lot more interesting.
About the Author
Born in Copiah County, Mississippi, Walter Donald Kennedy grew up with a rich Southern heritage. Frequently partnering with his twin brother, James Ronald Kennedy, he has written several books published by Pelican, including Nullifying Tyranny: Creating Moral Communities in an Immoral Society, The South Was Right!, Why Not Freedom!: America’s Revolt Against Big Government, Was Jefferson Davis Right?, and Myths of American Slavery. The Kennedy twins have been interviewed on numerous television and radio programs, including Col. Oliver North’s radio show, Bill Maher’s Politically Incorrect, BBC programs, and French National TV. Kennedy is married with four children and lives in Simsboro, Louisiana.
By Walter Donald Kennedy
HISTORY / United States / Civil War Period (1850-1877)
BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Presidents & Heads of State
POLITICAL SCIENCE / Political Ideologies / Nationalism & Patriotism
328 pp. 6 x 9