O’Reilly’s new book a good read

“Killing Lincoln: The Shocking Assassination That Changed America Forever,” by Bill O’Reilly and Martin Dugard. Henry Holt and Company. Copyright 2011. 294 pages. $28.

Reviewed by CJ Click
Times-News correspondent

Candid host of Fox News’ “The O’Reilly Factor” has yet again proven himself not only sharp on the TV screen, but as an excellent writer, too. The New York Times best-selling author is out with a new book, though in a different genre than his previous ones.

O’Reilly has released “Killing Lincoln,” an historical account of the assassination of the 16th president. O’Reilly tells the story ofLincoln’s assassination by John Wilkes Booth in a novel format, while remaining historically accurate.

Reconstructing the days beforeLincoln’s death and the chaos that ensued afterward, O’Reilly and co-author/historian Martin Dugard did an excellent job explaining one of the most important and complicated events in American history as it unfolded. This would be a great book for anyone who has difficulties fully comprehending the causes and effects of theLincolnassassination.

O’Reilly is meticulous in his writing and provides insight into the minds of the major “players” of this historical event. This would be a good read for anyone, whether you’re into history or not.

“KillingLincoln” would make the perfect addition under the tree for someone special as the holiday season is quickly approaching.

O’Reilly has no doubt done it again.

 CJ Click is a senior at River Mill Academy and a Teens and Twenties writer.

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