Killing Lincoln : The Shocking Assassination That Changed America Forever

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Bill O’Reilly and Martin Dugard wrote the book, Killing Lincoln: The Shocking Assassination That Changed America Forever, is about Abe(delete) Lincoln and his days leading up to his assassination is Ford Theater. Killing Lincoln is an attempt to fill in some pieces about the assassination of President Lincoln.
The Book (use the title of the book: Killing Lincoln…)starts out as Lincoln is being sworn into the presidency of the United States. Also the book starts with Confederate War, when there were mixed emotions about Lincoln. Many citizens despised Lincoln and anti-Lincoln protest became an issue. All Lincoln was worried about in this time was seeing America healed again. Lincoln instructed Grant to offer Lee the most lenient surrender terms possible which was accepted. Although the war came to a peaceful end the anti-Lincoln riots were not happy the south lost the war. Lincoln thought most of his worries were over, but little did he know the troubles of his assassination ahead.
(In the second part of the book,…)The part two of the book talks about how Washington is happy about Lee’s surrender. Also how Lincoln knows there is a lot of work in the future for the country. Part two talks about the ideas of Lincoln’s death. The book starts off in part two how the war is over after 600,000 are dead altogether (87). It then talks about how the Capitol is the most important structure in Washington. Resources were limited and manpower was needed on battlefields (88). The book…

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