I am a big fan of the work of author Robert Summers. Bob is a great-grandchild of Dr. Samuel Mudd and has done an extraordinary amount of research on his ancestor. He takes an honest approach relating Dr. Mudd’s connections to John Wilkes Booth’s plot to kidnap Lincoln and his subsequent assistance to the assassin on the run. Bob has released several books on specific aspects of Dr. Mudd’s life, but his magnum opus is his book, The Assassin’s Doctor: The Life and Letters of Dr. Samuel A. Mudd. The book is not only a biography of Dr. Mudd, but also a valuable collection of primary sources about Dr. Mudd. I have a paperback copy of The Assassin’s Doctor and it weighs in at over 700 pages! It’s a priceless part of my library and I am constantly referring to it when I research and write about Dr. Mudd.
While I, of course, encourage you all to purchase Bob Summers’ wonderful physical book, for today only (12/5) you can get the ebook version of this book for FREE! Amazon is selling its Kindle ebook version of The Assassin’s Doctor for a whopping $0. It’s the same content of Bob’s 700+ page book, sent directly to your phone, tablet, or computer…for free! Please take advantage of this amazing offer by clicking here or on the picture below.
Even if you don’t have an Amazon Kindle (I don’t), you can still get this book. All you will have to do is install the free Kindle app on your smartphone or tablet. After that you can download the free ebook version of The Assassin’s Doctor from Amazon and read it right in the app. The ebook version has the added benefit of being completely searchable. It’s better than a traditional index!
As stated, this deal is only good for today, Saturday, December 5, 2020. If you are reading this after 12/5, I encourage you to still pick up Robert Summers book. It’s a great resource and worth far more than the regular list price.
Thanks for the tip, Dave.
As always, I am glad that I know you.
I’m still around claiming the same as before.
Give me the time of day and I can show you where something is hidden.
Thanks for the heads up
Thank you for the info. I will read as soon as I finish “Washington” by Chernow. My reading list is growing! Lol
Thanks so much, Dave. Because of your tip, I now have my first volume in an e-book libraryon my I-Pad. Looking forward to seeing you at Tudor Hall this coming year. Peace and Health
Dave, thanks very much for this post. 94 people, mostly your subscribers I’m sure, picked up a copy yesterday. This updated version contains everything I know about Dr. Mudd, including his slaves and his time at Fort Jefferson. I’ve discontinued my smaller books on these subjects. Everything is now in one book. This version also contains information on Dr. & Mrs. Mudd’s children and siblings that has never been published before.