By Bill O'Reilly, Martin Dugard
A riveting ancient narrative of the heart-stopping occasions surrounding the assassination of Abraham Lincoln, and the 1st paintings of historical past from mega-bestselling writer invoice O'Reilly
The anchor of The O'Reilly Factor recounts essentially the most dramatic tales in American history—how one gunshot replaced the rustic perpetually. within the spring of 1865, the bloody saga of America's Civil conflict ultimately involves an finish after a chain of more and more harrowing battles. President Abraham Lincoln's beneficiant phrases for Robert E. Lee's give up are devised to meet Lincoln's dream of therapeutic a divided state, with the previous Confederates allowed to reintegrate into American society. yet one guy and his band of murderous accomplices, maybe attaining into the top ranks of the U.S. executive, usually are not appeased.
In the midst of the patriotic celebrations in Washington D.C., John Wilkes Booth—charismatic ladies' guy and impenitent racist—murders Abraham Lincoln at Ford's Theatre. A livid manhunt ensues and sales space instantly turns into the country's so much sought after fugitive. Lafayette C. Baker, a sensible yet shifty manhattan detective and previous Union secret agent, unravels the string of clues resulting in sales space, whereas federal forces tune his accomplices. The exciting chase leads to a fiery shootout and a chain of court-ordered executions—including that of the 1st lady ever accomplished by means of the U.S. govt, Mary Surratt. that includes a few of history's so much extraordinary figures, bright element, and page-turning motion, Killing Lincoln is background that reads like a mystery.
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