The book "Killing Lincoln: The Shocking Assassination that Changed America Forever" by Bill O'Reilly and Martin Dugard was written to share the story of Abraham Lincoln’s death. This great book was written from a third person point of view, and many bits and pieces were taking from Lincoln’s journals. The whole book approaches the Civil War right off the bat and creates a hostile background because of the war and the plan to kill Lincoln. I would suggest that before you read this book you prepare yourself for many important people that come and go throughout the story. It may be kind of hard to understand the book if you do not keep track of all of the characters, and write them down.
"Killing Lincoln: The Shocking Assassination that Changed America Forever" by Bill O'Reilly and Martin Dugard is about the awful plan of John Wilkes Booth and assassination of President Abraham Lincoln. The Civil War which was led by President Lincoln and the president of the Confederacy Jefferson Davis lasted for four years. John Wilkes Booth was a famous actor and well respected. Booth decided to take part in a conspiracy that included kidnapping Lincoln and holding him hostage until the Confederacy was restored. As Booth's obsession grew, so did his hatred against Lincoln. Booth settled on the idea that kidnapping was not enough, Lincoln had to be assassinated. Booth also had other …show more content…
O’Reilly definitely accomplished his goal in informing the reader, and provided very detailed information that educated the reader. Killing Lincoln taught the reader how much somebody’s hatred for someone could cause so much chaos in one nation. Bill O’Reilly used many describing words to express the terror and disorder that the death of Lincoln caused. Although this story was very gruesome, it was definitely worth