- Series: Bill O'Reilly's Killing Series
- Hardcover: 324 pages
- Publisher: Henry Holt and Co.; First edition (September 27, 2011)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0805093079
- ISBN-13: 978-0805093070
- Product Dimensions: 6.5 x 1.2 x 9.6 inches
- Shipping Weight: 15.2 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 9,516 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #9,301 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Killing Lincoln: The Shocking Assassination that Changed America Forever (Bill O'Reilly's Killing Series) Hardcover – Illustrated, September 27, 2011
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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's success in broadcasting and publishing is unmatched. The iconic anchor of The O'Reilly Factor led the program to the status of the highest rated cable news broadcast in the nation for sixteen consecutive years. His website BillOReilly.com is followed by millions all over the world.
In addition, he has authored an astonishing 12 number one ranked non-fiction books including the historical "Killing" series. Mr. O'Reilly currently has 17 million books in print.
Bill O'Reilly has been a broadcaster for 42 years. He has been awarded three Emmy's and a number of other journalism accolades. He was a national correspondent for CBS News and ABC News as well as a reporter-anchor for WCBS-TV in New York City among other high profile jobs.
Mr. O'Reilly received two other Emmy nominations for the movies "Killing Kennedy" and "Killing Jesus."
He holds a history degree from Marist College, a masters degree in Broadcast Journalism from Boston University, and another masters degree from Harvard's John F. Kennedy School of Government.
Bill O'Reilly lives on Long Island where he was raised. His philanthropic enterprises have raised tens of millions for people in need and wounded American veterans.
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.
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These books are written in a way that makes the people and places come alive and don't become bogged down with too much dry data, facts and figures, etc. Of course, Bill O'Reilly doesn't do the actual writing himself since all these Killing books have another author listed in small print. In fact it looks like some of the newer ones have dropped the pretense of O'Reilly being one of the actual authors; although the books are still marketed with his name featured prominently on the cover they no longer say "by Bill O'Reilly" (see the Legends and Lies books). No matter- the two of these history books I have read are interesting and are quick reads. I am now reading a Bruce Catton civil war book now so that I can learn more about the war itself. I see that some of the one star reviews for the O'Reilly books complain about the inaccuracies and fictionalizing. I'm sure that's true- I'm no expert but when I went to look up more online about some of the conspirators in Lincoln's assasination, I noticed that the book had the pictures of Samuel Arnold and Michael O'Laughlen mistakenly labeled with each other's names. If this is one little mistake that I noticed, I'm sure there are others. But the bottom line is that Killing Lincoln is not a bad read and has sparked my interest in further reading about the Civil War.
I recommend this book to all those who would like to be a 'fly on the wall' at some of Lincoln's most intimate moments and feel that they are present among the 'first responders' to history's signature moments. Most of all I would recommend this book to the introspective reader who will enjoy seeing the fabric of human destiny emerge before their mind's eye of cognition.
This book becomes a roller coaster after Lincoln's death in the chase that ensued to capture John Wilkes Booth and his band of merrymen. Then O'Reilly goes on to wrap up each participant and major player with epilogues to their lives. If interested in Lincoln I'd suggest pairing this with any of the other books that distinguish the life of this President.
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