The events surrounding the assassination of one of the most influential presidents the United States has ever had unfold in this heart-stopping, historical rendition by political commentator and acclaimed author Bill O'Reilly. The Killing Lincoln: The Shocking Assassination That Changed America Forever audiobook will take you back in time to an America that was in the beginning stages of healing following the Civil War.
Abraham Lincoln has just presented his terms for the surrender of General Robert E. Lee and his Confederate armies. The plan is to once again come together as "One Nation Under God", as the Confederate soldiers return to their status as Americans. Lincoln has won the Civil War, and his plans for the abolishment of slavery have come to pass.
However, there are still those who fail to concede to the leadership of this great president. Instead, John Wilkes Booth, accompanied by a group of like-minded assassins, plan and properly execute the murder of President Lincoln at Ford's Theatre. Booth immediately becomes the most wanted man in America, and it takes the skills and expertise of New York detective Lafayette C. Baker to track him down. The question is, how many people will have to die to bring this murderer and his band of accomplices to justice?
Bill O'Reilly, host of "The O'Reilly Factor", and best-selling author, presents his first historical work in Killing Lincoln: The Shocking Assassination That Changed America Forever. His other works include Killing Kennedy: The End Of Camelot and a host of others. His television show has been the number one watched news show on cable for years. Bill received his education in history and journalism from some of the best schools in the country, including Harvard. He prides himself on being a man committed to the truth, without compromises. Bill has spent a great deal of time on the New York Time's Best Seller's List, and we're proud to offer his books in our audiobook store.
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. Download and start listening now!