Reviews for Killing Lincoln : The Shocking Assassination That Changed America Forever


Library Journal Reviews 2011 December #1

In this fast-paced, enthralling narrative that unfolds more like a true-crime thriller than scholarly analysis, O'Reilly (The O'Reilly Factor) and Dugard (Into Africa: The Epic Adventures of Stanley and Livingstone) offer an account of the events that led up to, surrounded, and unfolded in the aftermath of Lincoln's assassination. With a judicious mixture of history, hagiography, and conspiracy theory, Killing Lincoln overflows with psychological insights and wild speculation. O'Reilly's sonorous tone and flair for the dramatic add tremendously to the work's theatrical value. Recommended for O'Reilly devotees. ["This book is not for academics but may appeal to readers who enjoy fast-paced, conjectural popular history," read the review of the New York Times best-selling Holt hc, LJ 10/1/11.--Ed.]--Brian Odom, Pelham P.L., AL

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