Killing Lincoln by Bill O'Reilly

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Killing Lincoln Book Review
The mystery of how John Wilkes Booth pulled off the most influential and notorious assassinations in history is revealed in Killing Lincoln. The author of this book, Bill O’Reilly, built up the plot of the story through vivid historical details and pieced them together like a thriller. He tries to explain all of what happened on one of the most interesting and sad days in American history. Many conspiracies and Civil War ideals are on full display in the book. I agree with most of O’Reilly’s ideas but there are some that I am not really sure about because of his point of view like many of the conspiracy theories. Killing Lincoln by Bill O’Reilly was a very compelling read which described the Civil War, lives of
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The death of Abraham Lincoln is described very vividly: “...the sphere of Britannia metal poked a neat round hole in Lincoln’s skull and then pushed fragments of that bone deep into Lincoln’s brain as it traveled precisely seven and a half inches before plowing to a stop in the dense gray matter.” (page 208). After the arrests of the other co-conspirators like Azterodt and Powell, detective Lafayette Baker attempts to hunt down John Wilkes Booth and David Herold who are hiding out in a swamp in Maryland. Eventually, the two conspirators are found in a barn in Virginia and John Wilkes Booth is shot and killed as the barn burned to the ground. Finally, the assassin of the killer of Abraham Lincoln is killed in the same manner as the president.
The author of Killing Lincoln, Bill O’Reilly, is a very famous conservative political commentator and the host of The O’Reilly Factor, a show on FOX News. He tends to lead on the conservative side of political discussions but he says that he is an independent. This political viewpoint leads to many biases on different ideas on his show and in the books that he writes. Specifically, in Killing Lincoln, this viewpoint leads him to discuss and ponder more conspiracies than if he had more of a liberal view. Bill O’Reilly was not the only contributor to Killing Lincoln, though. Some of his sources included co-author and historian

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