Killing Lincoln: The Shocking Assassination That Changed America Forever (Hardcover)

Author: O'Reilly, Bill

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O'Reilly Delivers, Unlike Most Reviews of the Book

on 4/6/2012

It seems that most reviews of the book are by one of two types of reviewers: 1. the reviewer either loves or hates O'Reilly, or 2. the reviewer either loved or hated how it was written. Here is my take, leaving the personal feelings about the author aside, Killing Lincoln delivers on its mission. Many rip O'Reilly apart for it not being an in depth treatment of his death and surrounding events. Here's a news flash: it's not supposed to be. It is not written as a doctoral dissertation on the subject nor is it intended to be. It is not intended to give every detail about what happened. It is intended to be an engaging read that follows the events surrounding Lincoln's last days. It is intended to be written from the perspective of putting the reader on the streets of D.C. during those days, putting you into Ford's Theater the night of the killing. In that regard it delivers. Here is my recommendation for this book: give this book to someone that you want to get interested in history. Give it to a student and let them see that history does not have to be boring. Give it to someone that loves novels, but hates non-fiction and let them discover how engaging and important history is and can be. On that level O'Reilly delivers. Read More

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Historical at it's finest

on 5/17/2012

This was a captivating read from beginning to end. The insight into the characters made history alive before my eyes. The descriptions of the various battles were made visual to the reader. I learned much about President Lincoln that I never knew before and tons more about our country that I was never taught. What a breathtakingly honest book on American history. Read More

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In a first work of history by a best-selling conervative author and talk-show host, a riveting narrative describes the events surrounding the assassination of Abraham Lincoln. *Author: OReilly, Bill/ Dugard, Martin *Subtitle: The Shocking Assassination That Changed America Forever *Publication Date: 2011/09/27 *Number of Pages: 324 *Binding Type: Hardcover *Language: English *Depth: 1.25 *Width: 6.50 *Height: 9.75

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Publisher Henry Holt & Co
Mfg Part# 9780805093070
SKU 218918165
Format Hardcover
ISBN10 0805093079
Release Date 9/27/2011
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Bill O'Reilly
Bill O'Reilly was born of working-class Irish heritage and grew up in Levittown, New York. He attended Marist College and then taught high school. After two years of teaching he enrolled in Boston University, where he got a master's degree in journalism. O'Reilly began a career in journalism and gained nationwide recognition as the host of Inside Edition. THE O'REILLY FACTOR is the name of both his television program and the best selling book of opinions and commentary. O'Reilly also wrote a thriller called THOSE WHO TRESPASS, about a detective who teams up with a female newscaster. In recognition of his accomplishments, he was invited to pursue post-graduate study at Harvard's prestigious John Kennedy School of Government.
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"Cable-news talking head O'Reilly . . . and historian Dugard . . . serve up a sensational, true-crime account of one of the most shocking murders in American history. . . . An entertaining tale that neither adds to the vast bulk of Lincoln scholarship nor challenges the established theories of Booth's plot and the subsequent trial of the conspirators."
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