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Killing Lincoln: The Shocking Assassination that Changed America Forever Paperback – September 1, 2015
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“As a history major, I wish my required reading had been as well written as this truly vivid and emotionally engaging account of Lincoln's assassination. And as a former combat infantry officer, I found myself running for cover at the Civil War battle scenes. This is the story of an American tragedy that changed the course of history. If you think you know this story, you don't until you've read Killing Lincoln. Add historian to Bill O'Reilly's already impressive résumé.” ―Nelson DeMille, author of The Lion and The Gold Coast
“Killing Lincoln is a must read historical thriller. Bill O'Reilly recounts the dramatic events of the spring of 1865 with such exhilarating immediacy that you will feel like you are walking the streets of Washington, DC, on the night that John Wilkes Booth shot Abraham Lincoln. This is a hugely entertaining, heart-stopping read.” ―Vince Flynn, author of American Assassin
“If Grisham wrote a novel about April 1865…it might well read like Killing Lincoln.” ―Peter J. Boyer, Newsweek
“[Killing Lincoln] delivers a taut, action-packed narrative with cliff-hangers aplenty...” ―The Christian Science Monitor
“[Killing Lincoln] is nonfiction, albeit told in white-knuckled, John Grisham-like style.” ―New York Post
About the Author
Bill O'Reilly is the anchor of The O'Reilly Factor, the highest-rated cable news show in the country. He is the author of many number-one bestselling books, including Killing Kennedy, Killing Jesus, and Killing Patton.
Martin Dugard is the New York Times bestselling author of several books of history. He and his wife live in Southern California with their three sons.
Top Customer Reviews
By contrast, the book actually includes an 1865 article from Harpers (in the Appendix) recounting the assassination. It was as if O'Reilly wanted to shout out to us: "Yes, I do know what better writing looks like; and this is an example for you to compare."
O'Reilly says that his book is written like a thriller. I missed that entirely.
Yes, I know, O'Reilly was once a school teacher; perhaps he should reconsider floating that to us as a bragging point.
Apparently, O'Reilly is upset with how much of history has been re-written and/or expunged from the history texts used in today's government schools. And on that one point I share the enthusiasm that students be encouraged to break free from the text book tyranny.
The stark absence of scholarly style suggests to me that O'Reilly may have been targeting a junior high audience. And, I understand that a "special illustrated" version was so quickly released that junior high must have been part of the author's original vision for this work.
Along with scholarly style comes scholarly method: there is some hint that some of the details are fabricated for this telling: yes, "made up." Since I read this one on my Kindle, I didn't make notes in the margins to refer back to.Read more ›
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I really love anything Lincoln. It's tragic but most important to our heritage. I also Learned a lot about how villainous John Wilkes Booth was indeed.Published 1 day ago by Marie
Well written. Historically accurate. The best aspect of the book was how it humanized history.Published 1 day ago by Morgan Witt
Had to force myself to turn off Kindle.....to get some sleep......we studied Lincoln in school and I went to a private Catholic convent school with Notre Dame nuns........ Read morePublished 2 days ago by Robert Mann
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Solid and engaging read on one of American history's darkest and most interesting chapters. This book is well written and brings the history of these events alive. Read morePublished 3 days ago by J Bartlett