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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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Bill O'Reilly's success in broadcasting and publishing is unmatched. The iconic anchor of The O'Reilly Factor led the program to the status of the highest rated cable news broadcast in the nation for sixteen consecutive years. His website BillOReilly.com is followed by millions all over the world.In addition, he has authored an astonishing 12 number one ranked non-fiction books including the historical "Killing" series. Mr. O'Reilly currently has 17 million books in print.Bill O'Reilly has been a broadcaster for 42 years. He has been awarded three Emmy's and a number of other journalism accolades. He was a national correspondent for CBS News and ABC News as well as a reporter-anchor for WCBS-TV in New York City among other high profile jobs.Mr. O'Reilly received two other Emmy nominations for the movies "Killing Kennedy" and "Killing Jesus."He holds a history degree from Marist College, a masters degree in Broadcast Journalism from Boston University, and another masters degree from Harvard's John F. Kennedy School of Government.Bill O'Reilly lives on Long Island where he was raised. His philanthropic enterprises have raised tens of millions for people in need and wounded American veterans.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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"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 resume." --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 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 resume. 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" 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 resume. "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"" 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 resume." --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" 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 resume." --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"

Gr 5-9-This skillfully abridged and adapted edition of O'Reilly's Killing Lincoln (Holt, 2011) retains the format of the adult title with brief chapters written in a present tense, "you are there" style. It opens in the often-chaotic closing days of the Civil War, capturing the jubilation following Lee's surrender, the events of Lincoln's last days, and Booth's obsessive hatred of Lincoln and his conspiracy to assassinate him. It then describes the shooting and Lincoln's final hours and death, the manhunt for Booth and his allies, Booth's death, and the speedy trial and execution of his coconspirators. An afterword relates the fates of other important figures, and appendixes include a "Lincoln's World" that provides facts about aspects of the Civil War, time lines, and Lincoln-related Washington, DC, locations. Well-captioned illustrations, which include maps and period photos of the major players and significant locations, appear on almost every page and are both informative and interesting. This thrillerlike adaptation captures the excitement of the Union victory in the Civil War and the shock and horror that quickly followed as the country learned of Lincoln's death and sought revenge on his assassins. The popularity of O'Reilly's adult title will drive interest in this version, but it definitely stands alone and will find an audience among general readers and report writers. Chasing Lincoln's Killer (Scholastic, 2009), the YA version of James L. Swanson's adult best-seller, is more narrowly focused on the conspiracy and the massive manhunt for Booth.-Mary Mueller, formerly at Rolla Junior High School, MO (c) Copyright 2012. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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