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Lincoln's Last Days: The Shocking Assassination That Changed America Forever (The Last Days Series)

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Lincoln's Last Days is a gripping account of one of the most dramatic nights in American history'of how one gunshot changed the country forever. Adapted from Bill O'Reilly's bestselling historical thriller, Killing Lincoln, this book will have young readers'and grown-ups too'hooked on history.

In the spring of 1865, President Abraham Lincoln travels through Washington, D.C.

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Published August 21st 2012 by Macmillan Young Listeners
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K.D. Absolutely
This book provides the details of the last few days of President Abraham Lincoln (1809-1865) on earth. I am not an American but Lincoln is one of the US presidents that fascinate me. The reason is not only because he was the president during the Civil War that tried hard (and succeeded in a way) to end the slavery, but because he came from a very poor family and that is usually a source of great inspiration when it comes to subjects in writing literature.

Maybe because I came from a poor family
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Amanda
Jan 05, 2014 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
I borrowed this one from a friend after I saw the movie Lincoln, which was an amazing movie. I refuse to comment on the author because it seems most reviews of this book are actually either rants about O'Reilly or people defending him and frankly, I don't care. It's annoying when I was just trying to find a good review of the book.

To me, this book is technically historical fiction. It's not possible that anyone knew the level of detail that is depicted here and since it reads just like a novel,
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Loree
Apr 06, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This selection is a nonfiction book on the 2014-2015 Young Hoosier list.
I read Killing Lincoln last summer, so I expected the last days of Lincoln to be a watered down version of the former. However, O'Reilly did a fantastic job of relaying the facts in a fast-paced interesting format that is kid friendly.
The follow-up information of the key players added intrigue. Some of the information was known, but I was surprised to learn about Major Rathbone's eventual descent into insanity, killing
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Christine
I liked this short book. Especially since I even learned a few things while doing so.
Natalie
I am not a Bill O'Reilly fan, so I've never considered reading any of his books. I was a little bummed that one of his books was on our school's Battle of the Books list this year, but I was pleasantly surprised at how much I enjoyed it.

From what I can tell, it is taken from Bill O'Reilly's adult book "Killing Lincoln." This book is written primarily for middle school readers. (I reach 5th.) I read it during my lunchtimes and would often find myself weeping and trying to wipe the tears away bef
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Dylan McCarel
Nov 17, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Spoiler alert: Abraham Lincoln dies. He gets shot. Very nice to read about a historical event from the past. I liked it because I got to learn about the events leading up. The chapters were short and had many pictures.
Caitlin
Mar 19, 2016 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Surprisingly, this is better than the adult version (Killing Lincoln). Unsurprisingly, it is still terrible. Read other books.
Emily
I didn't know that anyone one could anyalze the killing of Licoln into a good book that keeps you on your toes.
Helen
Mar 12, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I thought this book was very interesting. I didn't realize until reading Lincolns Last Days that I knew very little about Lincoln, so I learned a few things about him!
Alex White
Aug 26, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
As you may or may not know, the book, Lincoln’s Last Days: The Shocking Assassination That Changed America Forever, is written by Bill O’Reilly and Dwight Jon Zimmerman. Bill O’Reilly went through college and majored in history. He also later became a history teacher at a high school.

In the book, Lincoln’s Last Days, the author tells the reader about the events leading up to Lincoln’s assassination. My favorite part about this book is that each chapter represented a day in Lincoln’s life. Sinc
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Pat Goolsby
Bill O’Reilly’s Lincoln’s Last Days takes the reader into the background story of the key players of the Civil War in a way that even upper elementary school students will find interesting. Students will find it amusing that one of the generals of the Civil War had a drinking problem and was pretty much washed up as a military person, until the Civil War. The book is suspenseful and is written in a way that makes you want to keep reading to see what happens next, even though you Already know wha ...more
Sammie O'Connor
Mar 15, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Lincoln's Last Days, written by Bill O'Reilly, is a nonfiction book recalling the details of President Abraham Lincoln's final days and assassination in 1865. Within the prologue, O'Reilly describes Lincoln as an honorable man and president. Throughout part one, the end of the bloodiest war in US history, the Civil War, is described I great detail. Recollections of battles and feelings of victory and defeat following Robert E. Lee's surrender at Appomattox Court House make up this part. As the b ...more
Melody Riches
Jul 10, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I devoured this book. Developed a crush on President Lincoln. And cannot wait to read more books like this. The layout of the book was incredible and made the telling of the days up to and after the assassination of President Lincoln so easy to understand. Just enough details, that a 5th grader wouldn't be overwhelmed. My niece read it for school, and if I had read books like this in school, I am certain that the history would have stuck with me better. LOVED this book. Can't wait to read more l ...more
Cindy
May 28, 2017 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: civil-war, biograhpy
This was very similar to Killing Lincoln but a great read just the same.
Zazzu
Aug 24, 2017 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2017
Kid's book, but a good account of Lincoln's assassination. Not a lot of new information for me (I'm a Lincoln enthusiast) but good pictures and a clear time line of events.
Krystian Monteiro
I usually don't like books like this but for some reason I loved this one. Every time I would stop, I would have to open it right back up because I wanted to know what happens next. To me it was like a documentary in a book because I learned so much about what happened back then when Lincoln was president. My favorite part of the book was when they explained how John Wilkes Booth attempted running away thinking he was going to get away with killing the president of the United States of America. ...more
Ryan Lovelass
Nov 08, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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In the book, “Lincoln's Last Days,” by Bill O’Reilly it describes the days leading up to the assassination of President Lincoln and the days after, where the wanted fugitive attempts to escape the grasps of the mighty Northern government. At this time, around 1865 President Lincoln is serving his second term as President of the United States and the nation is having a tough time where it is currently at war with itself. The nation is d
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Jim
Mar 16, 2015 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
I wouldn't normally have read this, but my daughter read it for a 7th grade class, so I wanted to have a little more knowledge of what she was reading. Apparently, it's a young adult (or even juvenile) version of Bill O'Reilly's Killing Lincoln: The Shocking Assassination that Changed America Forever .

As you may know, Ford's Theater decided not to sell Killing Lincoln in its bookstore because of the factual errors in the book. Since this book is written at a much higher level, it seems like it
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Steve
Nov 12, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: history
Fox News commentator Bill O’Reilly has another winner on his hands. O’Reilly’s second treatment of the Abraham Lincoln assassination followed closely his first release of Killing Lincoln. The 2011 title was written primarily for the adult reader. This 2012 publication patterns itself after its predecessor, but is written primarily for elementary and middle school readers. Strangely enough, as of this writing, both titles were in the top three New York Times best seller list.

What sets this rewrit
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Alex R
Feb 08, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: form-1
Bill O’Reilly’s purpose for writing Lincoln’s Last Days must be because he enjoys teaching and is interested about Abraham Lincoln. This third person book is centered on Abraham Lincoln, John Wilkes Booth, General Grant, and General Lee. The reader also learns about many other important figures during the American Civil War as well. This biography teaches the reader about what Lincoln did to help the outcome of the Civil War go in his favor. After the war, a description of his assassination is s ...more
Aubrey Abraham
Oct 22, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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Ethan Bell
Nov 20, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Ann
Feb 18, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
It was very interesting. I learned a lot of things that I didn't know
Sam
Lincoln's Last Days by Bill O'Reilly is a book that explains in great detail the assassination of President Abraham Lincoln. The book starts off with the Union winning the war and ends in a chase for life and death. This is one my favorite books because it is written by my favorite talk show host and writer. The reason why you should read this book is it teach you things you may not know about history.
This book is like other O’Reilly books which explain a history around a central character and
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Andrew
This is a young adult version of Bill O'Reilly's highly successful Killing Lincoln. This book is a great addition to young adult literature.

Lincoln's Last Days is split into four parts and then further divided into fifty-six chapters. The four parts focus on different aspects of "Lincoln's last days." Part one looks at the last days of the end of the Civil War. Part two looks at the conspirators and their planning of the assassination. Part three looks at the day of the assassination. Finally,
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Tyler Neff
Lincoln's Last Days: The Shocking Assasination that Changed America Forever, by Bill O' Reilly, is a very interesting book, especially if you like history. I knew a few facts that were already in the book, plus it gives a few more details that are very interesting. Anyone who likes history, or like to read about history, would like the book.

In the Part 1 of the book, it talks about some events that happen during the end Civil War. It says how the surrender at Appomatox Court House ends the Civi
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Chris
Nov 29, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition

Summary: (Booklist)Based on O’Reilly’s Killing Lincoln (2011), this version is accessible to younger readers. After detailing events during the last, desperate days of the Civil War, the book’s focus shifts from Lee and Grant to Abraham Lincoln and John Wilkes Booth. It traces their lives during the five days leading up to the assassination and provides details of Booth’s attack and Lincoln’s death. The final chapters discuss the president’s funeral, the assassin’s escape, and the fate of Booth
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Jaida
Nov 20, 2016 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Kelly-Louise
Jan 24, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: audiobook, nonfiction
Our family listened to this audiobook on a recent road trip. It was so interesting! I was somewhat embarrassed to realize how little I knew about the details of Lincoln's assassination. This book tells what his last days were like, including his relationship with General Ulysses S. Grant, in short, digestible chapters (this is a kids' version of O'Reilly's "Killing Lincoln" book after all). We learn also about John Wilkes Booth's plot and how it changed after watching Lincoln speak just three da ...more
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