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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.

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  • 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
  • In this fast-paced, enthralling narrative that unfolds more like a true-crime thriller than scholarly analysis, O'Reilly and Dugard offer an account of the events that led up to, surrounded, and unfolded in the aftermath of Lincoln's assassination...O'Reilly's sonorous tone and flair for the dramatic add tremendously to the work's theatrical value. Library Journal, starred review
  • This short audiobook is like a crash course on one of the pivotal moments in our nation's history...Bill O'Reilly, of The O'Reilly Factor, is an animated reader, as you might expect. Fort Worth Star-Telegram
  • “Newsman O'Reilly...gives us a great dramatic reading. The book resonates like a novel, an adventure story...Pacing is everything; O'Reilly is good at it. AudioFile

  • 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

  • A #1 New York Times Bestseller

Listener Opinions

  • 0 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 5 by Chris | 4/21/2016

    " Historically accurate, thought provoking, intriguing "listen". Loved this book "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Amy Mcculloch | 2/17/2014

    " This book was recommended by my father in law, and I truly enjoyed it. It did however make me realize how I need to brush up on my history. I thought it was very well written, and kept my interest. Regardless of how you feel about the author, I think it is worth the time. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Shannan Clevenger | 2/15/2014

    " Very engaging book !!! It was as if I was there .... Definitely recommend "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Robert Place | 2/4/2014

    " I am a history buff, plus I am fascinated by the Civil War, so I thought this book would give me more than it did. However, I did enjoy the style of the writer in concise tabloid manner and it did keep me turning pages.It is well worth reading. There are insights into the American psyche at the time which help us understand how this event impacted our history today. "

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