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Killing Lincoln by Bill O'Reilly
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Mar 18, 2012

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Unfortunately, I think many may pass this novel by because co-author Bill O'Reilly is such a polarizing voice in political commentary today. Quite frankly, Killing Lincoln: The Shocking Assassination that Changed America is one of the most riveting examples of historical non-fiction that I have ever read. Anyone with an interest in the U.S. Civil War, U.S. politics, and/or the U.S. Reconstruction era would be amiss in not taking advantage of the obviously laborious research and effort put forth in writing this book. At times, historical non-fiction can be uninteresting reading. A reader must dredge through fact after fact of dry information, i.e. dates, names, documents, settings, etc. The novel format that O'Reilly and co-author Martin Dugard use here creates a page-turner that allows the reader to almost be there, whether the setting is the battlefield during the last few days of the U.S. Civil War, the streets of Washington, the shadows of the Ford Theatre, or in the swamps chasing after one of the most wanted and infamous men in U.S. History. This novel is laden with intricate storytelling, and a wealth of interesting facts. Well done, Mr. Dugard and Mr. O’Reilly.
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