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    DescriptionThe 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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    Title
    Killing Lincoln
    Subtitle
    The Shocking Assassination That Changed America
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Bill O'Reilly, By (author) Martin Dugard
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 288
    Width: 156 mm
    Height: 235 mm
    Thickness: 33 mm
    Weight: 544 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780805093070
    ISBN 10: 0805093079
    Classifications

    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1KBB
    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC subject category V2: HBLL
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.2
    BIC E4L: HIS
    BIC time period qualifier V2: 3JH
    BIC subject category V2: HBJK
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 01
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    Ingram Theme: CHRN/LATE18
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 15560
    BIC subject category V2: JPWL1
    Ingram Subject Code: HM
    Libri: I-HM
    B&T General Subject: 430
    Ingram Theme: TOPC/CIVLWR
    B&T Approval Code: A16320000
    BISAC V2.8: HIS036050
    DC22: 973.7092
    LC subject heading:
    B&T Approval Code: C39205046
    BIC subject category V2: 1KBB, 3JH
    LC classification: E457.5 .O74 2011
    Thema V1.0: NHK, JPWL
    Illustrations note
    8-page insert
    Publisher
    Henry Holt & Company Inc
    Imprint name
    Henry Holt & Company Inc
    Publication date
    25 October 2011
    Publication City/Country
    New York
    Author Information
    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.
    Review quote
    "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 "