Amazon bestseller Killing Lincoln: The Shocking Assassination that Changed America Forever deserves to be in the top-10 bestsellers lists.
The authors are Bill O’Reilly (yes, the Bill O’Reilly) and Martin Dugard. I expect that some may not want to read anything that is penned by O’Reilly; however, this book is a must-read. O’Reilly and co-author Dugard develop the historical events of the plot in a straight timeline, while vividly bringing forth the personalities of each of the real-life characters.
Starting on March 4, 1865 and ending on July 7 of the same year, the momentous events are described clearly, making Killing Lincoln a compelling read. History written well makes for a book that you can’t put down. You can almost say it’s a thriller, even while you realize you already know the facts.
Good reading for the Civil War history aficionado, history buffs, non-fiction readers, school students, and people who may not be familiar with (or may have forgotten) the events at the end of the Civil War; and just in time for Christmas giving.