Killing Lincoln

Killing Lincoln

The Shocking Assassination That Changed America Forever

Audiobook CD - 2011
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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

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.
Publisher: New York : Macmillan Audio, p2011.
ISBN: 9781427213129
Branch Call Number: 973.7092 ORE
Characteristics: 6 sound discs (8 hr.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Additional Contributors: Dugard, Martin

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jacquesbeck
Apr 30, 2015

No wonder it has been on the best seller's list so long. I thought I knew this subject but I learned much more than I could have hoped. Especially at the end, when he tied it all together. Great Book!!!!!

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paisano
May 27, 2014

For all of the history buffs and civil war enthusiasts, this was a fascinating read, written as if you were there. Certainly some liberties are taken by the authors, like telling us what Lincoln was thinking at certain times, but it adds to the intrigue of the story, conjecture and history all in one book.

aaa5756 Apr 29, 2012

Audiobook CD was okay – but not one of my favorites. B- CD

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Russ_A
Feb 09, 2012

I quit this in disgust after one disc due to O'Reilly's wretched narration. There are two main problems. First, it is written and read in the style of a "thriller" as O'Reilly warns in the prologue. That's okay, as I can accept that history should be made interesting, but it tends to undercut faith in the rigor and accuracy of the facts. Worse is the fact that O'Reilly is an idiot. He constantly says Calvary when he means cavalry. It isn't one or two mispronunciations, it is so frequent it is indicative that he simply doesn't know the difference between the two. This totally destroys any confidence that he knows what he's talking about. If he were just the reader I might still believe he was merely illiterate, but he is the co-author so I cannot have any faith in the book itself. The only reason I gave it the second star is that the substance of the book is actually quite interesting, if only I could believe it was true.

I understand he is a political commentator of some kind, although I've never heard him so I don't know what his politics are. He claims to have taught history but that's hard to believe. What I do know is that he is a moron and (apparently not much of a Christian, either, since he doesn't know what Calvary means).

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