Teen Book Review: Killing Lincoln by Bill O’Reilly and Martin Dugard

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Killing Lincoln by Bill O’Reilly  4/5 Stars  Reviewed by reader G.R.

The book Killing Lincoln by Bill O’Reilly and Martin Dougard is a fast paced, adventure-filled book about the plot to kill Lincoln. The book starts off with the climax of the Civil War. Confederates soldiers are worn out and sick of war. They have been defeated time and time again by U.S. Grant and his Union forces. Finally, after a series of battles, General Lee (of the Confederate forces) surrenders to his adversary, General Grant.

However, back in the capital of the now reformed United States, John Wilkes Booth is planning to assassinate the president. Much planning and thought has gone into this mission. So when Booth gets word Lincoln will attend Fords theater, he decides that will be the best time to assassinate the president.

So on Friday the fourteenth while watching the play ‘’Our American Cousin’’ Booth shot Lincoln in the back of the head and escapes Washington. We all know the basics of what happened that terrible week, but to find out what really happened you will have to read Killing Lincoln.

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