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August 22, 2014

Death of Lincoln

Killing Lincoln
Killing Lincoln by Bill O'Reilly and Martin Dugard 
reviewed by Joel 

Your parents probably do not like the author of this book. Bill O'Reilly is a very conservative talk show host, and seeing that we are in Takoma Park, your parents are very probably not conservative. My parents are included in that boat. However, O'Reilly's views are barely, if at all, noticeable throughout the book. The build up to the assassination is incredibly well written, keeping you engrossed and making the book hard to put down. It is an excellent historical book, since it is both accurate and exciting. Unfortunately, some people have claimed that there are multiple historical inaccuracies within the book, although O'Reilly himself claims that the criticisms are a "concerted effort by people who donít like me to diminish the book".

Abraham Lincoln is one of the most interesting and important people in American history, and everyone really ought to know about him. Despite the possible inaccuracies, I'd recommend this book to anyone who likes history, and also to anyone who doesnít know much about Lincoln. Considering you see him every day on the penny or five-dollar bill, you really should know who he was.

Librarian's Note: Some of the library staff also found this a captivating read.

Posted by library at August 22, 2014 09:49 AM