Lincoln's Last Days
Lincoln's Last Days
The Shocking Assassination That Changed America Forever
Henry Holt & Company, Hardcover, 9780805096750, 316pp.
Publication Date: August 21, 2012
"Lincoln's Last Days" is a gripping account of one of the most dramatic nights in American history of how one gunshot changed the country forever. Adapted from Bill O'Reilly's bestselling historical thriller, "Killing Lincoln," this book will have young readers and grown-ups too hooked on history.
In the spring of 1865, President Abraham Lincoln travels through Washington, D.C., after finally winning America's bloody Civil War. In the midst of celebrations, Lincoln is assassinated at Ford's Theatre by a famous actor named John Wilkes Booth. What follows is a thrilling chase, ending with a fiery shoot-out and swift justice for the perpetrators.
With an unforgettable cast of characters, page-turning action, vivid detail, and art on every spread, "Lincoln's Last Days" is history that reads like a thriller. This is a very special book, irresistible on its own or as a compelling companion to "Killing Lincoln.
DWIGHT JON ZIMMERMAN has written extensively on military-history subjects for "American Heritage", the "Naval Institute Press", "Vietnam Magazine", and numerous military-themed publications. His books include "The Hammer and the Anvil "and" The Vietnam War: A Graphic History". He lives in Brooklyn, New York.
"This thrillerlike adaptation captures the excitement of the Union victory in the Civil War and the shock and horror that quickly followed as the country learned of Lincoln’s death and sought revenge on his assassins. The popularity of O’Reilly’s adult title will drive interest in this version, but it definitely stands alone and will find an audience among general readers and report writers." -- School Library Journal
"...accessible to younger readers.”--Booklist
Praise for Killing Lincoln:
“As a history major, I wish my required reading had been as well written as this truly vivid and emotionally engaging account of Lincoln’s assassination. And as a former combat infantry officer, I found myself running for cover at the Civil War battle scenes. This is the story of an American tragedy that changed the course of history. If you think you know this story, you don’t until you’ve read Killing Lincoln. Add historian to Bill O’Reilly’s already impressive résumé.” —Nelson DeMille, author of The Lion and The Gold Coast
“Killing Lincoln is a must read historical thriller. Bill O’Reilly recounts the dramatic events of the spring of 1865 with such exhilarating immediacy that you will feel like you are walking the streets of Washington DC on the night that John Wilkes Booth shot Abraham Lincoln. This is a hugely entertaining, heart-stopping read.” —Vince Flynn, author of American Assassin
“If Grisham wrote a novel about April 1865 . . . it might well read like Killing Lincoln.” —Peter J. Boyer, Newsweek
“[Killing Lincoln] delivers a taut, action-packed narrative with cliff-hangers aplenty.” —The Christian Science Monitor
“[Killing Lincoln] is nonfiction, albeit told in white-knuckled, John Grisham-like style.” —New York Post