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Killing Lincoln: The Shocking Assassination That Changed America Forever
Contributor(s): O'Reilly, Bill, Dugard, Martin
ISBN: 0805093079     ISBN-13: 9780805093070
Publisher: Henry Holt & Co
    OUR PRICE: $30.60  
Product Type: Hardcover - Other Formats
Published: September 2011
Annotation: Describes the events surrounding the assassination of Abraham Lincoln and the hunt to track down John Wilkes Booth and his accomplices.
Additional Information
BISAC Categories:
- History | United States | Civil War Period (1850-1877)
Dewey: 973.7092
LCCN: 2011014342
Academic/Grade Level: General Adult
Book type: Non-Fiction
Physical Information: 9.75" H x 6.50" W x 1.25" (1.25 lbs) 324 pages
Accelerated Reader Info
Quiz #: 148635
Reading Level: 8.4   Interest Level: Upper Grades   Point Value: 14.0
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Contributor Bio(s): >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.

Reviewed by Publishers Weekly Reviews (PW Reviews 2011 August #3)

Political commentator O'Reilly and coauthor Dugard (Into Africa: The Epic Adventures of Stanley and Livingston) take on the "most spectacular assassination conspiracy in the history of man" in the form of a thriller in this rendition of Lincoln's murder. Ponderous foreshadowing and innuendo produce a tedious read, even as they enable the authors to resurrect a theory that secretary of war Stanton was involved in the conspiracy to kill the president, vice-president, and secretary of state. They concede the contention has been "repudiated and dismissed by the vast majority of trained historians," and yet allude to it frequently. Inaccuracies (e.g., ignoring a 2010 study of King Tut's mummy showing he died of disease, not assassination) and anachronisms (e.g., referring to Grant's "photograph" in newspapers although until the 1880s only engravings were possible) mar the account. Well-documented and equally riveting histories are available for readers interested in Lincoln's assassination; this one shows how spin can be inserted into a supposedly "no spin American story." B&w photos and maps. (Oct.)

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