Killing Lincoln : The Shocking Assassination That Changed America Forever

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Killing Lincoln: The shocking assassination that changed America forever, by Bill O’Reilly and Martin Dugard is an astounding book based around the life of our former president, President Abraham Lincoln. The book is based in the nineteenth century, around the same time of the civil war. It gives great detail on the events that happened during his last few days alive. This book also focuses on the civil war and the generals in them such as Robert E. Lee. The first part of the book “Total War” goes into great detail about Robert E. Lee, his plans, and his thoughts. The second part which is named “The Ideas of Death” goes on to discuss about John Wilkes Booth and what he does within the time before Lincolns assassination. Part three of the Book “The Long Good Friday” is about Lincoln and what he is doing and also about Booth is doing leading up to the assassination. Now the final part “The Chase” is all about John Wilkes Booth after the murder of Lincoln and the authorities trying to locate him. “The thesis is while general Lee and Lincoln were trying to win a civil war; John Wilkes Booth was setting up an assassination that will change America”. Let’s start it off with the authors, Bill O’Reilly and Martin Dugard. O’Reilly has written many books based around history such as Killing Kennedy and also Hitler’s Last Day. Most of his books go on to being number-one bestselling books. One of the highest-rated news show in the country, The O’Reilly Factor, is ran by Bill O’Reilly…

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