Bill O’Reilly and Martin Dugard have made a killing on their series of “Killing” books: Killing Patton; Killing Reagan; Killing Jesus; Killing Lincoln; and Killing Kennedy. I have read three of the five and am now on my fourth. All I can say is “wow.” Each of these books has been on the New York Times bestseller list. And each has received favorable review.
For me, Killing Lincoln was the most fascinating (65 weeks on the NY Times bestseller list; more than a million in print). The reader is literally perched on a tree limb in some of the battle scenes. He is a fly on the wall in the White House during meetings of consequence. And she is a silent eyewitness to the tragic events that unfold at Ford’s Theater on that fateful Good Friday evening in 1865.
As mentioned, I’m halfway through my fourth in the “series.” And I’ve pre-ordered O’Reilly’s upcoming Killing the Rising Sun (also with Martin Dugard) which is due for release on September 13th. If you’re looking for some armchair adventure – or a gift for a friend – you can’t go wrong with any of these offerings. But my first pick – so far – is Killing Lincoln.