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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
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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's success in broadcasting and publishing is unmatched. The iconic anchor of The O'Reilly Factor led the program to the status of the highest rated cable news broadcast in the nation for sixteen consecutive years. His website BillOReilly.com is followed by millions all over the world.


In addition, he has authored an astonishing 12 number one ranked non-fiction books including the historical "Killing" series. Mr. O'Reilly currently has 17 million books in print.


Bill O'Reilly has been a broadcaster for 42 years. He has been awarded three Emmy's and a number of other journalism accolades. He was a national correspondent for CBS News and ABC News as well as a reporter-anchor for WCBS-TV in New York City among other high profile jobs.


Mr. O'Reilly received two other Emmy nominations for the movies "Killing Kennedy" and "Killing Jesus."


He holds a history degree from Marist College, a masters degree in Broadcast Journalism from Boston University, and another masters degree from Harvard's John F. Kennedy School of Government.


Bill O'Reilly lives on Long Island where he was raised. His philanthropic enterprises have raised tens of millions for people in need and wounded American veterans.


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.



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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