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Killing Lincoln: The Shocking Assassination That Changed America Forever


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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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Bill O'Reilly is the anchor of The O'Reilly Factor, the highest-rated cable news show in the country. He also writes a syndicated newspaper column and is the author of several number-one bestselling books. He is, perhaps, the most talked about political commentator in the country.

Martin Dugard is the New York Times bestselling author of several books of history. His book Into Africa: The Epic Adventures of Stanley and Livingstone has been adapted into a History Channel special. He lives in Southern California with his wife and three sons.

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selective reader, January 30, 2013 (view all comments by selective reader)
This is a Great book! Bill O'Reilly does an excellent job as narrator of this book informing us of what was going on in our country leading up to Lincoln's Assassination. I like how he includes a lot of background info of not only Lincoln and his Wife but also all of the people who were associated with the Assassination. You do not have to be a history buff to enjoy this audio book. Lincoln has always facinated me and this book did not disappoint. A great listen or if you are not an audio book listener you can buy the hardcover verion. A Highly Reccommended Book!
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Oreilly, Bill
MacMillan Audio
O'Reilly, Bill
Dugard, Martin
United States / Civil War Period (1850-1877)
US History-1800 to Civil War
Publication Date:
7 CDs, 8 hours
5.9 x 5.1 x 0.7 in

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