Killing Lincoln

The Shocking Assassination that Changed America Forever

Bill O'Reilly and Martin Dugard

Henry Holt and Co.

Download Image Bill O'Reilly and Martin Dugard Killing Lincoln

Available Formats

BookAudio BookeBook

A riveting historical narrative of the heart-stopping events surrounding the assassination of Abraham Lincoln, and the first work of history from mega-bestselling author Bill O'Reilly

The anchor of The O'Reilly Factor recounts one of the most dramatic stories in American history—how one gunshot changed the country forever. In the spring of 1865, the bloody saga of America's Civil War finally comes to an end after a series of increasingly harrowing battles. President Abraham Lincoln's generous terms for Robert E. Lee's surrender are devised to fulfill Lincoln's dream of healing a divided nation, with the former Confederates allowed to reintegrate into American society. But one man and his band of murderous accomplices, perhaps reaching into the highest ranks of the U.S. government, are not appeased.

In the midst of the patriotic celebrations in Washington D.C., John Wilkes Booth—charismatic ladies' man and impenitent racist—murders Abraham Lincoln at Ford's Theatre. A furious manhunt ensues and Booth immediately becomes the country's most wanted fugitive. Lafayette C. Baker, a smart but shifty New York detective and former Union spy, unravels the string of clues leading to Booth, while federal forces track his accomplices. The thrilling chase ends in a fiery shootout and a series of court-ordered executions—including that of the first woman ever executed by the U.S. government, Mary Surratt. Featuring some of history's most remarkable figures, vivid detail, and page-turning action, Killing Lincoln is history that reads like a thriller.

Connect with the Author

Macmillan Newsletter


Sign up to receive information about new books, author events, and special offers.

Sign up now

Book Excerpts

Read an Excerpt

Chapter Thirty-Three

Friday, April 14, 1865
Washington, D.C.
3:30 P.M.

"Crook," Abraham Lincoln says to his bodyguard, "I believe there are men who want to take my life. And I have no doubt that they will do it."

The two men are walking down Pennsylvania Avenue, on their way back to the War Department for their second meeting of the day. Lincoln wants a short session with Stanton to discuss the fate of a Confederate ringleader who very recently made the mistake of crossing the border from Canada back into the United States.

Read the full excerpt


Listen to an Excerpt from the Audiobook

Loading the player ...
Back

Media

Watch and Listen

Trailer for Killing Lincoln on National Geographic

Watch the trailer for Killing Lincoln on National Geographic. Based on the book Killing Lincoln by Bill O'Reilly and Martin Dugard, and narrated on camera by Oscar winning actor Tom Hanks, National Geographic presents one of the most significant events in our country's history.

Share This

Killing Lincoln by Bill O'Reilly--Audiobook Excerpt

Listen to Bill O'Reilly read from his book Killing Lincoln: The Shocking Assassination that Changed America Forever, written with co-author Martin Dugard. The anchor of The O'Reilly Factor recounts one of the most dramatic stories in American history—how one gunshot changed the country forever. In the spring of 1865, the bloody saga of America's Civil War finally comes to an end after a series of increasingly harrowing battles. President Abraham Lincoln's generous terms for Robert E. Lee's surrender are dev

Share This
Back

Reviews

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

Reviews from Goodreads

Back

About the Author

Bill O'Reilly and Martin Dugard

Bill O'Reilly is the anchor of The O'Reilly Factor, the highest-rated cable news show in the country. He also writes a syndicated newspaper column and is the author of several number-one bestselling books. He is, perhaps, the most talked about political commentator in the country.

Martin Dugard is the New York Times bestselling author of several books of history. His book Into Africa: The Epic Adventures of Stanley and Livingstone has been adapted into a History Channel special. He lives in Southern California with his wife and three sons.

Bill O'Reilly
Martin Dugard

Lynn Mccann Youngen
Back

Reading Guide

Organizing a Reading Group

1

Get the Guide

Download PDF
2

Tell Your Friends

Share
3

Find More Books

Go to Website
4

Stay Updated

Sign Up
Back

Buy the Book

Available Formats and Book Details

Killing Lincoln
The Shocking Assassination that Changed America Forever
Bill O'Reilly and Martin Dugard

Hardcover

Hardcover
Henry Holt and Co.
September 2011
Hardcover
ISBN: 9780805093070
ISBN10: 0805093079
5.5 x 9.25 inches, 336 pages, illustrations throughout
$28.00

Unabridged Compact Disc

Unabridged  Compact Disc
Macmillan Audio
September 2011
Unabridged Compact Disc
ISBN: 9781427213129
ISBN10: 1427213127
Audio Run Time: 8:00
$29.99

Unabridged Digital Audio

Unabridged  Digital Audio
Macmillan Audio
September 2011
Unabridged Digital Audio
ISBN: 9781427213136
ISBN10: 1427213135
Audio Run Time: 8:00
$17.99

e-Book Agency

e-Book Agency
Henry Holt and Co.
September 2011
e-Book Agency
ISBN: 9781429996877
ISBN10: 1429996870
288 pages
$14.99
Back

From The Publisher

Henry Holt and Co.

Latest on Facebook

Latest on Twitter

Back