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Killing Lincoln: The Assassination that Changed America Forever
Killing Lincoln The Assassination that Changed America Forever
Author: Bill O'Reilly, Martin Dugard
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 fo...  more »
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ISBN-13: 9780805093070
ISBN-10: 0805093079
Publication Date: 9/27/2011
Pages: 288
Edition: First Edition
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  • Currently 3.8/5 Stars.
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3.8 stars, based on 123 ratings
Publisher: Henry Holt and Co.
Book Type: Hardcover
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Helpful Score: 7
I do not usually read non-fiction books but, I loved this one! Full of facts that I did not know, including all the people that were attacked the same evening as Lincoln was killed. I really enjoyed the way the authors included information on popular conspiracies and the facts that contributed to those ideas. Includes an appendix with samples from the newspaper articles from this time period.
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Helpful Score: 4
This book gives a clear account of the days leading up to Lee's surrender and then Lincoln's assassination. The reader can feel the emotions of the end to the civil war and Lincoln's assassination.
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Helpful Score: 3
Well written and engaging!

I'm always amazed when all the layers of historical events that you thought you knew about and understood are put together to create a complete picture of what's going on and the complexities of just what happening. I kept screaming stay home President Lincoln as I read this, but my cries, of course, were not heard nor heeded.

Reads fast! I recommend it!
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Helpful Score: 3
Really interesting book....starts off a little slow, but the actual story and surrounding circumstances around Lincoln's assassination was fascinating. Good stuff!
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Helpful Score: 1
Fantastic read. Bill lays out information in a chronologhical order, beginning with the week before Lincoln's assassination. He and his co-author (Martin Dugard) have researched this informaiton and brought it to readers and an orderly/easy to read format.
Unlike some other books, the authors have include information at the end of the book detailing what became of many of the people mentioned within the book.
History buffs may find a few flaws in this writting, but only because the information may contridict what they have been led to believe in the past.
Read it before you pass judgement.
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reviewed Killing Lincoln: The Assassination that Changed America Forever on + 46 more book reviews
Well researched with lots of details. Easy to read with a writing style. That flows.
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This book is a compelling look from many perspectives of Lincolns assassinatio. It puts you in the story which is always good for a book. I would recommend this book if you like history. The excerpts in the back from the original newspapers of the day are also fascinating.
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pure history.. but reads like a novel...very engrossing


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