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Lincoln's Last Days

The Shocking Assassination that Changed America Forever

Bill O'Reilly and Dwight Jon Zimmerman; Ready by Bill O'Reilly and Edward Herrmann

Macmillan Young Listeners

With more than 1.5 million copies sold, Killing Lincoln deftly recounts one of the most dramatic stories in American history—of how one gunshot changed the country forever.

In Lincoln’s Last Days, Bill O’Reilly masterfully adapts his historical thriller to appeal to a younger audience. Shorter text and abundant photographs make this is a useful, inviting, and accessible audiobook for younger listeners interested in American history and the Civil War. Both adults and children are sure to find this volume irresistible on its own, or as a compelling companion to Killing Lincoln.

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SUNDAY, APRIL 2, 1865
Petersburg, Virginia
 

THERE IS NO NORTH VERSUS SOUTH in Petersburg now. Only Grant versus Lee—and Grant has the upper hand. Like many of the generals on both sides, Lee and Grant served together in the Mexican War. Now, in the Civil War, these former comrades-in-arms are enemies.
Lee is fifty-eight years old, a tall, rugged Virginian with a silver beard and formal air. Grant is forty-two and Lee’s exact opposite: dark-haired and sloppy in dress, a small, introspective man who has a fondness for cigars and a close relationship
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    Listen to the excerpt from the audiobook for Lincoln's Last Days. 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.

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Praise for Killing Lincoln:

 

“As a history major, I wish my required reading had been as well written as this truly vivid and emotionally engaging account of Lincoln’s assassination. And as a former combat infantry officer, I found myself running for cover at the Civil War battle scenes. This is the story of an American tragedy that changed the course of history. If you think you know this story, you don’t until you’ve read Killing Lincoln. Add historian to Bill O’Reilly’s already impressive résumé.” —Nelson DeMille, author of The Lion and The Gold Coast

Killing Lincoln is a must read historical thriller. Bill O’Reilly recounts the dramatic events of the spring of 1865 with such exhilarating immediacy that you will feel like you are walking the streets of Washington DC on the night that John Wilkes Booth shot Abraham Lincoln. This is a hugely entertaining, heart-stopping read.” —Vince Flynn, author of American Assassin

“If Grisham wrote a novel about April 1865 . . . it might well read like Killing Lincoln.” —Peter J. Boyer, Newsweek

“[Killing Lincoln] delivers a taut, action-packed narrative with cliff-hangers aplenty.” —The Christian Science Monitor

“[Killing Lincoln] is nonfiction, albeit told in white-knuckled, John Grisham-like style.” —New York Post

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

  • Bill O'Reilly and Dwight Jon Zimmerman; Ready by Bill O'Reilly and Edward Herrmann

  • Bill O’Reilly is the anchor of The O’Reilly Factor, the highest-rated cable news show in the country. He is the author of several number-one bestselling books.

     

    Dwight Jon Zimmerman has adapted books for young readers by distinguished authors such as Dee Brown and James McPherson. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.

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Lincoln's Last Days

The Shocking Assassination that Changed America Forever

Bill O'Reilly and Dwight Jon Zimmerman; Ready by Bill O'Reilly and Edward Herrmann

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