Killing Lincoln

Killing Lincoln : The Shocking Assassination That Changed America

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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 Civil War finally comes to an end after a series of incredibly bloody 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. 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 brilliant but enigmatic 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. With an unforgettable cast of characters, vivid historical detail, and page-turning action, "Killing Lincoln" is history that reads.

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Product details

  • Hardback | 288 pages
  • 157.48 x 236.22 x 33.02mm | 566.99g
  • Henry Holt & Company Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 8-page insert
  • 0805093079
  • 9780805093070
  • 21,151

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As a history major, I wish my required reading had been as well written as this truly vivid and emotionally engaging account of Lincoln's 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 don't until you've read "Killing Lincoln." Add historian to Bill O'Reilly's already impressive resume. "Nelson DeMille, author of The Lion and The Gold Coast" "Killing Lincoln" is a must read historical thriller. Bill O'Reilly 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""

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About Bill O'Reilly

Bill O'Reilly is the anchor of "The O'Reilly Factor," the highest-rated cable news show in the country. He is the author of many number-one bestselling books, including "Killing Kennedy, Killing Jesus, "and "Killing Patton."Martin Dugard is the "New York Times "bestselling author of several books of history. He and his wife live in Southern California with their three sons.

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