By Bill O'Reilly & Martin Dugard
- Release Date: 2011-09-27
- Genre: United States
Killing Lincoln Bill O'Reilly & Martin Dugard Book Review Score: ★★★★★ 5/5 stars
A riveting historical narrative of the heart-stopping events surrounding the assassination of Abraham Lincoln, and the first work of history from mega-bestselling author Bill O'Reilly
The anchor of The O'Reilly Factor recounts one of the most dramatic stories in American history—how one gunshot changed the country forever. In the spring of 1865, the bloody saga of America's Civil War finally comes to an end after a series of increasingly harrowing battles. President Abraham Lincoln's generous terms for Robert E. Lee's surrender are devised to fulfill Lincoln's dream of healing a divided nation, with the former Confederates allowed to reintegrate into American society. But one man and his band of murderous accomplices, perhaps reaching into the highest ranks of the U.S. government, are not appeased.
In the midst of the patriotic celebrations in Washington D.C., John Wilkes Booth—charismatic ladies' man and impenitent racist—murders Abraham Lincoln at Ford's Theatre. A furious manhunt ensues and Booth immediately becomes the country's most wanted fugitive. Lafayette C. Baker, a smart but shifty New York detective and former Union spy, unravels the string of clues leading to Booth, while federal forces track his accomplices. The thrilling chase ends in a fiery shootout and a series of court-ordered executions—including that of the first woman ever executed by the U.S. government, Mary Surratt. Featuring some of history's most remarkable figures, vivid detail, and page-turning action, Killing Lincoln is history that reads like a thriller.
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User reviews about this book
Fascinating history of the end of the civil war and Lincoln
Excellent history, filled with facts I’d not heard before, and I’ve studied a lot of the civil war through out my different education years. I was a bit of a history buff. Definitely recommend it
Hard to put down.
i really like this book because it really helped me with my edgication and it also helped me learn some things about my family history.
More errors than a FOX news report
I wrote my masters thesis in college on the Lincoln assassination and so when I saw this book on the topic I was excited (and feeling nostalgic for my college days.) This book is a shame to the memory of Lincoln, and you shouldn't bother wasting your time with such rubbish. I would recommend reading a book written by a real historian and pray that journalist keep to what they know best, screwing up the current news.
By Not Hat Guy ECW
Very enjoyable and easy to read.
This was good reading, however, a little fact checking would have been good. 30 million people did not view the train carrying Lincoln's body. The entire population of the US both North and South was only 31 million at that time. 87 soldiers did not drown searching for Booth.
By Armik B
Great book loved it
Fantastic! Bill O'Reilly knocks it out of the park. An in depth look at the assassination of our 16th President and his assassin.
Captivating Historical Treasure
By Alexa Archambault
Wow, Mr. O'Reilly's gift for writing and his vast intellect is more than present in this novel. You will never want to put it down. Everyone should read this, you will learn SO MUCH. Truly amazing.
Know no limit
Very good & easy read; I'll read it a second time, just case I missed something.
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