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Nicholas Pistor is a reporter at the St. Louis Post-Dispatch and a former consultant for CBS's 48 Hours true-crime series. He's appeared on nearly every major television news network, including NBC, CBS, Fox News, MSNBC, and CNN. His first book, The Ax Murders of Saxtown: The Unsolved Crime That Terrorized a Town and Shocked a Nation, was cited by the Kansas City Star as one of its "Best Books of 2014." Pistor lives in St. Louis, Missouri. www.nickpistor.com

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"Pistor makes a convincing case that the efforts of Brady and Gardner consciously and often heroically documented history."--Santa Fe New Mexican "An engaging read."--Washington Independent Review of Books "A gripping read...[written with] urgency and flair."--Wall Street Journal "A remarkable history of Civil War era journalism."--Midwest Book Review "Nicholas Pistor has written an engaging account of Civil War-era photographers Mathew Brady and Alexander Gardner and the birth of American news photography. Pistor's riveting narrative of Abraham Lincoln's assassination and its aftermath is by itself well worth the read."--Joseph Wheelan, author of Terrible Swift Sword and Their Last Full Measure "Shooting Lincoln is a fascinating look at a war within a war, when two rival photographers battled to chronicle the Civil War. Nicholas Pistor's gripping saga carries the reader onto battlefields and alongside the hangman's noose while chronicling the birth of modern photojournalism. A fascinating read that sharpens our focus on how much that war remains relevant today."--Scott McGaugh, author of the New York Times bestseller Surgeon in Blue: Jonathan Letterman, the Civil War Doctor Who Pioneered Battlefield Care

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