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Book Club......."Kil­ling Lincoln" by Bill O' Reilly

  • November 16, 2012 · 7:00 PM
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The anchor of The O'Reilly Factor recounts one of the most dramatic stories in American history—how one gunshot changed the country forever. In the spring of 1865, the bloody saga of America's Civil War finally comes to an end after a series of increasingly harrowing battles. President Abraham Lincoln's generous terms for Robert E. Lee's surrender are devised to fulfill Lincoln's dream of healing a divided nation, with the former Confederates allowed to reintegrate into American society. But one man and his band of murderous accomplices, perhaps reaching into the highest ranks of the U.S. government, 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, Mary Surratt. Featuring some of history's most remarkable figures, vivid detail, and page-turning action, Killing Lincoln is history that reads like a thriller.

**PLEASE PLAN TO BRING A SNACK TO PASS ALONG WITH SOMETHING TO DRINK**

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  • Pam C.

    Anyone finished with the book yet, if so could I borrow, I can be done with it in a day?

    November 12, 2012

    • Kathleen P.

      Pa m - - Where do you live? I am in Arrowhead lakes (between 51st and 59th Ave, immediately north of the 101).

      November 13, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hi ~ this is my first book club. Do we bring the book to the first meeting or read a chapter first? Do we bring snacks to share? I'm excited about this - I love Bill O'Reilly.

    November 11, 2012

    • Kathleen P.

      Hi Tammie - - This will be my fiirst club meeting also. I have finished "Killing Lincoln." I think that it was well-written and more like a thriller than a biography. It does not seem similar to anything Bill O'Reilly has done before.

      November 11, 2012

    • A former member
      A former member

      That sounds good. I've got to get reading!

      November 11, 2012

  • Kathy

    Kathleen, either would be fine.

    November 9, 2012

    • Kathy

      They bring both so anything is fine.

      November 9, 2012

    • Kathleen P.

      Kathy - - Have we found a place to meet yet? If not, maybe we could consider "The Black Bear." I'm sure they could push a couple of table together for us and then everyone could just order whatever they want.

      November 11, 2012

  • Kathleen P.

    What kind of snack and drink? Like chips&salsa and wine, or cookies and soft drinks?

    November 9, 2012

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