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Killing Lincoln By Bill O'Reilly and Martin Dugard

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Transcript of Killing Lincoln By Bill O'Reilly and Martin Dugard

Killing Lincoln
Writing Style
Martin Dugard and Bill O'Reilly's writing style keeps me turning the pages. It tells me (in detail) how Abraham Lincoln was killed and it was based on history. "What matters is that booth, through the peephole, is staring at the back of Lincoln's head." (O'Reilly and Dugard, 196)
Works Cited
Topic
The topic of this book is how John Wilkes Booth killed President Abraham Lincoln and the days leading to Lincoln's assassination. In the beginning of
Killing Lincoln
by Bill O'Rielly and Martin Dugard, Lincoln is worried about if he was going to win this war. Meanwhile, Booth is having a deep hatred for him. The war is finally over and Lincoln and his wife, Mary, want to go to a play. Booth realizes that this is his chance. He follows out with his plan and escapes. He is hated throughout the country when he thought he was a hero.
Theme
The theme of
Killing Lincoln
by Bill O'Reilly and Martin Dugard is don't trust everyone you see or know. This is the theme for multiple reasons. A reason could be that John Wilkes Booth was famous and everyone loved him. Nobody knew he was going to be an assassin because he was loved and a good man. "John Wilkes Booth: celebrity, Confederate sympathizer, assassin." (O'Reilly and Dugard, 5)
Bill O'Reilly has written twenty-one books. Martin Dugard has written eighteen books. They both wrote a lot of books together. Dugard has been to many place, because he loves to travel, so he writes about his experiences. O'Rielly is the host of a television show, a historian and a journalist.
Obstacles
John Wilkes Booth had some obstacles when he assassinated President Lincoln. For example, Booth had to call off his engagement with Lucy Hale. Booth also, had to know his way around the theater. John Wilkes Booth had to sneak his way into the booth without being noticed and he also had to go through with the plan. Lastly, Booth had to escape. "I will be the first man to ever kill a president." (O'Reilly and Dugard, 98)
BY Bill O'Reilly and Martin Dugard
Author Background
"Martin Dugard." Contemporary Authors Online. Detroit: Gale, 2015. Biography in Context. Web. 8 Dec. 2015.
"Bill O'Reilly." Contemporary Authors Online. Detroit: Gale, 2015. Biography in Context. Web. 8 Dec. 2015.
O'Reilly, Bill, and Martin Dugard. Killing Lincoln: The Shocking Assassination That Changed America Forever. New York: Henry Holt, 2011. Print.
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