Synopses & Reviews
Lincolns Last Days
is a gripping account of one of the most dramatic nights in American history—of how one gunshot changed the country forever. Adapted from Bill OReillys bestselling historical thriller, Killing Lincoln
, this book will have young readers—and grown-ups too—hooked on history.
In the spring of 1865, President Abraham Lincoln travels through Washington, D.C., after finally winning Americas bloody Civil War. In the midst of celebrations, Lincoln is assassinated at Fords Theatre by a famous actor named John Wilkes Booth. What follows is a thrilling chase, ending with a fiery shoot-out and swift justice for the perpetrators.
With an unforgettable cast of characters, page-turning action, vivid detail, and art on every spread, Lincolns Last Days is history that reads like a thriller. This is a very special book, irresistible on its own or as a compelling companion to Killing Lincoln.
“This thrillerlike adaptation captures the excitement of the Union victory in the Civil War and the shock and horror that quickly followed as the country learned of Lincolns death and sought revenge on his assassins. The popularity of OReillys adult title will drive interest in this version, but it definitely stands alone and will find an audience among general readers and report writers.” —School Library Journal
“Accessible to younger readers.” —Booklist
Praise for Killing Lincoln:
“As a history major, I wish my required reading had been as well written as this truly vivid and emotionally engaging account of Lincolns 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 dont until youve read Killing Lincoln. Add historian to Bill OReillys already impressive résumé.” —Nelson DeMille, author of The Lion and The Gold Coast
“Killing Lincoln is a must-read historical thriller. Bill OReilly 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 OReilly is the anchor of The OReilly Factor, the highest-rated cable news show in the country. He is the author of several number-one bestselling books.
Dwight Jon Zimmerman has adapted books for young readers by distinguished authors such as Dee Brown and James McPherson. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.