KILLING LINCOLN and Bringing History to Life

Bill O'Reilly's thrilling narrative history, KILLING LINCOLN, brings the assassination of our 16th president into vivid clarity.


In the spring of 1865, the bloody saga of America's Civil War finally comes to an end. Former Confederates are reintegrating into American society, but one man and his band of murderous accomplices are not appeased.

In the midst of the patriotic celebrations in Washington D.C., John Wilkes Booth—-charismatic ladies' man and impenitent racist—-murders Abraham Lincoln at Ford's Theatre. 

A furious manhunt ensues and Booth immediately becomes the country's most wanted fugitive. Lafayette C. Baker, a smart but shifty New York detective and former Union spy, unravels the string of clues leading to Booth, while federal forces track his accomplices. The thrilling chase ends in a fiery shootout and a series of court-ordered executions—including that of the first woman ever executed by the U.S. government. 

Featuring some of history's most remarkable figures, vivid detail, and page-turning action, Killing Lincoln is history that reads like a thriller.


MSNBC has posted an excerpt from the book on their site. Read the full excerpt here:

Also, listen to an excerpt of the audiobook here.

KILLING LINCOLN is now available from Henry Holt and Co.

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