Killing Lincoln: The Shocking Assassination That Changed America Forever

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Thorndike Press, May 28, 2012 - History - 589 pages
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A #1 New York Times Bestselling Author A riveting historical narrative of the heart-stopping events surrounding the assassination of Abraham Lincoln in the first work of history by mega-bestselling author Bill O'Reilly In the spring of 1865? America's Civil War finally comes to an end? In the midst of the patriotic celebrations in Washington? D.C.? John Wilkes Booth ? charismatic ladies' man and impenitent racist ? Murders Abraham at Ford's Theatre. A furious manhunt ensues? ending in a fiery shootout and several court-ordered executions. With an unforgettable cast of characters? vivid historical detail? and page-turning action? this is history that reads like a thriller.

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Good writing and really well-researched. - Goodreads
The stilted writing style is annoying. - Goodreads
It is educational and easy to read. - Goodreads
Insight into the pain of a country divided. - Goodreads
Great storytelling and very readable. - Goodreads
A page turner, so beautifully written. - Goodreads

Review: Killing Lincoln: The Shocking Assassination that Changed America Forever (The Killing of Historical Figures)

User Review  - Betty Mundy - Goodreads

Excellent account of Lincoln's last days and the pursuit of John Wilkes Booth after the assassination. Although it is written as nonfiction, it reads like a novel. Read full review

Review: Killing Lincoln: The Shocking Assassination that Changed America Forever (The Killing of Historical Figures)

User Review  - Patty Scott - Goodreads

More in-depth to the event than I had read previously. A very easy read. Read full review

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About the author (2012)

Bill O'Reilly, a two-time Emmy Award-winner for excellence in reporting, is a twenty-year veteran of the television industry. He served as national correspondent for ABC News and as anchor of the nationally syndicated newsmagazine program "Inside Edition" before joining the Fox News Channel. He holds a master's degree in public administration from Harvard's Kennedy School of Government and a master's degree in broadcast journalism from Boston University. His title, Killing Kennedy The End of Camelot, made The New York Times' Bestseller List for 2012. The Last Days of Jesus made The New York Times' Bestseller List for 2014.

Martin Dugard is one of today's foremost adventure writers. His work appears regularly in "GQ", "Sports Illustrated" & "Esquire". He won the 1997 Dallas Press Club "Katie" award for Best Magazine Sports Story. An avid adventurer himself, Dugard has completed the Raid Gauloises adventure race three times. He is co-holder of the Around the World Speed Record (New York New York in 31 hours, 28 minutes) & he makes his home with his wife & three boys in Orange County, California.

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