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Mar 26, 2016

This book provides the details of the last few days of President Abraham Lincoln (1809-1865) on earth. I am not an American but Lincoln is one of the US presidents that fascinate me. The reason is not only because he was the president during the Civil War that tried hard (and succeeded in a way) to end the slavery, but because he came from a very poor family and that is usually a source of great inspiration when it comes to subjects in writing literature.

Maybe because I came from a poor family This book provides the details of the last few days of President Abraham Lincoln (1809-1865) on earth. I am not an American but Lincoln is one of the US presidents that fascinate me. The reason is not only because he was the president during the Civil War that tried hard (and succeeded in a way) to end the slavery, but because he came from a very poor family and that is usually a source of great inspiration when it comes to subjects in writing literature.

Maybe because I came from a poor family too. That's why I normally don't appreciate those fictional works about rich people. It is not only about relatability but I guess there is more true human emotion from people who have less in life. The pain of human suffering is more distinct and heartfelt when voiced out by a character that is poor rather than rich.

I knew that John Wilkes Booth (1838-1865), a Confederate soldier, shot Lincoln inside the theater even prior to reading this book. What I did not know were the details before the assassination and also what happened afterwards. This book provides all those details in a form of a novel. It is not boring and it is short enough to keep you interested until the last page. The killing of Lincoln happened 99 years before I was born (1964) but the way Zimmerman wrote the details gives you a feeling that everything happened just recently. Well, that is if you don't look at the pictures while reading the book.

Overall, this is a good book if you are interested on how Lincoln fought for his life on his deathbed and what happened to the people around him when he finally breathed his last. I felt sad to realize that even then, people of good intention have to give up their lives for the betterment of mankind.
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Jan 05, 2014

I borrowed this one from a friend after I saw the movie Lincoln, which was an amazing movie. I refuse to comment on the author because it seems most reviews of this book are actually either rants about O'Reilly or people defending him and frankly, I don't care. It's annoying when I was just trying to find a good review of the book.

To me, this book is technically historical fiction. It's not possible that anyone knew the level of detail that is depicted here and since it reads just like a novel, I borrowed this one from a friend after I saw the movie Lincoln, which was an amazing movie. I refuse to comment on the author because it seems most reviews of this book are actually either rants about O'Reilly or people defending him and frankly, I don't care. It's annoying when I was just trying to find a good review of the book.

To me, this book is technically historical fiction. It's not possible that anyone knew the level of detail that is depicted here and since it reads just like a novel, my bet is that the story was beefed up a bit to entice more people. This isn't a bad thing, but good to know so people don't take it word for word as historical and fact.

The author takes us through the end of the Civil War and into the last days of Lincoln and the manhunt for Booth and company. Fun fact: I didn't know there was a "and company" involved with Booth.

Through history classes, movies, books I have come to really like Lincoln. There's not much about him that you would feel is of bad character and frankly, what he endured is amazing.

This book is apparently Killing Lincoln with pictures. I haven't read Killing Lincoln so I can't say, but the pictures were good in this one. The timelines and all the additional information at the end were very interesting. I would recommend this book, regardless what side of the political fence you run your life on. ...more
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Apr 06, 2014

This selection is a nonfiction book on the 2014-2015 Young Hoosier list.
I read Killing Lincoln last summer, so I expected the last days of Lincoln to be a watered down version of the former. However, O'Reilly did a fantastic job of relaying the facts in a fast-paced interesting format that is kid friendly.
The follow-up information of the key players added intrigue. Some of the information was known, but I was surprised to learn about Major Rathbone's eventual descent into insanity, killing This selection is a nonfiction book on the 2014-2015 Young Hoosier list.
I read Killing Lincoln last summer, so I expected the last days of Lincoln to be a watered down version of the former. However, O'Reilly did a fantastic job of relaying the facts in a fast-paced interesting format that is kid friendly.
The follow-up information of the key players added intrigue. Some of the information was known, but I was surprised to learn about Major Rathbone's eventual descent into insanity, killing his wife, Clara.
There is plenty out there about Abraham Lincoln and the Civil War. Still, this is a worthy addition to the stack. ...more
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Oct 31, 2016

Review #1 - October 2016
I am not a Bill O'Reilly fan, so I've never considered reading any of his books. I was a little bummed that one of his books was on our school's Battle of the Books list this year, but I was pleasantly surprised at how much I enjoyed it.

From what I can tell, it is taken from Bill O'Reilly's adult book "Killing Lincoln." This book is written primarily for middle school readers. (I reach 5th.) I read it during my lunchtimes and would often find myself weeping and trying to Review #1 - October 2016
I am not a Bill O'Reilly fan, so I've never considered reading any of his books. I was a little bummed that one of his books was on our school's Battle of the Books list this year, but I was pleasantly surprised at how much I enjoyed it.

From what I can tell, it is taken from Bill O'Reilly's adult book "Killing Lincoln." This book is written primarily for middle school readers. (I reach 5th.) I read it during my lunchtimes and would often find myself weeping and trying to wipe the tears away before the kiddos came back in. Every single time Lincoln dies it breaks my heart. The Civil War (and any war, really) breaks my heart. It's all so ugly.

I thought the book did a great job covering Lincoln's last few days and analyzing the effect it had on a grieving nation. I learned lots of interesting facts that I hadn't known before. It's a quick read with big type, wide margins and lots of great pictures.

I would recommend this book to anyone who loves history, adults and kids alike!


Review #2 - Jun 2019
Back around to this BOB list! I went for the audio book this time because it's easier for me to write practice questions that way.

Since I have such a terrible memory, rereading nonfiction is almost like reading it for the first time. I love learning about history and this is such a BIG part of US History. I think it's well-written for the kids. (and adults!) There was just enough information to make it fascinating without it being overwhelming.

The narration on the audio was well done but I did miss the pics. The physical copy has lots of great historical photos and documents scattered through the pages. That said, I'm still considering using this as one of my class read alouds. The kids are always super intimated by nonfiction books and I want to show them they can be just as exciting as fictional stories. This book also goes right along with our core which makes it double awesome.

I bought this audiobook on Audible so it's nice that I can have as long as I want to play it for the kiddos. ...more
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Mar 19, 2016

Surprisingly, this is better than the adult version (Killing Lincoln). Unsurprisingly, it is still terrible. Read other books.
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Oct 20, 2014

I didn't know that anyone one could anyalze the killing of Licoln into a good book that keeps you on your toes.
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Mar 12, 2013

I thought this book was very interesting. I didn't realize until reading Lincolns Last Days that I knew very little about Lincoln, so I learned a few things about him!
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Nov 17, 2016

Spoiler alert: Abraham Lincoln dies. He gets shot. Very nice to read about a historical event from the past. I liked it because I got to learn about the events leading up. The chapters were short and had many pictures.
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Jan 04, 2020

O'Reilly really knows how to tell a story.....reading or listening to his books makes you feel like you're right there! It makes these historical events so interesting & easy to envision & remember.
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Oct 12, 2017

I liked this short book. Especially since I even learned a few things while doing so.
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Mar 31, 2019

Ever since I was young learning about the presidents Lincoln was my favorite. I was inspired by his achievements and was excited to read more about his story. It is a sad storyline, but these true events are important to be aware of. Even though the assassination is he main focus point I still enjoyed reading and learning about how everything took place. There were also good visuals in this book that helped display the story. I would definitely recommend this book for someone who is looking for Ever since I was young learning about the presidents Lincoln was my favorite. I was inspired by his achievements and was excited to read more about his story. It is a sad storyline, but these true events are important to be aware of. Even though the assassination is he main focus point I still enjoyed reading and learning about how everything took place. There were also good visuals in this book that helped display the story. I would definitely recommend this book for someone who is looking for an informational exciting story. ...more
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Jan 27, 2020

I loved it all. It was a little too gory. I still loved it. It had about only 2 bad words.
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Jul 01, 2019

Well, I loved it and I hope it will appeal to my fifth graders as well! There were details in here I had never heard! All kinds of tidbits with a story-like narrative of nonfiction.
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Feb 25, 2018

I love history and this book. This is actually a quick read. Anyone who can read would truly like this book
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Jun 28, 2019

Well written. I actually learned a few things that I hadn't realized before!
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Jan 09, 2020

Loved how this book set up the events surrounding the Lincoln assassination. I felt like I was actually there following the events. So many details helped me learn new things about a historical event I thought I knew.
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Jan 18, 2018

This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here. After reading Lincolns Last Days, by Bill OReilly, I had learned a lot more about the Civil War and Abraham Lincoln then I had known before. This book includes many interesting events about the Civil War and lots of information about his assassin (John Wilkes Booth).

To begin, the author also included many images of the Civil War and small facts about many people who were involved. As the novel continues it includes many events that lead up to Lincolns assassination and the reasons the assassin After reading “Lincoln’s Last Days,” by Bill O’Reilly, I had learned a lot more about the Civil War and Abraham Lincoln then I had known before. This book includes many interesting events about the Civil War and lots of information about his assassin (John Wilkes Booth).

To begin, the author also included many images of the Civil War and small facts about many people who were involved. As the novel continues it includes many events that lead up to Lincoln’s assassination and the reasons the assassin used to get other men to help him with the process for finding Lincoln. Bill O’Reilly has many more informational novels about many events that occurred in history.


Furthermore, the author adds many interesting and important details about the search for Lincoln’s killer. Since this event occurs in the end of the Civil War, the Union Army is occupying most of America once again,which means the military will be able to cover more ground in Booth’s search. ...more
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Oct 25, 2018

Great Read

I thoroughly enjoyed this book. It was easy to read. Well organized and flowed very nicely. I recommend this book to all who want to find out about this tragic event in detail
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Jan 04, 2019

This book is similar in content to Bill O'Reilly's book: Killing Lincoln. It covers much of the same historical data, although there are some subltle differences in details about the events. Overall it is a very educational book and has a lot of research behind it.
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Jul 10, 2017

I devoured this book. Developed a crush on President Lincoln. And cannot wait to read more books like this. The layout of the book was incredible and made the telling of the days up to and after the assassination of President Lincoln so easy to understand. Just enough details, that a 5th grader wouldn't be overwhelmed. My niece read it for school, and if I had read books like this in school, I am certain that the history would have stuck with me better. LOVED this book. Can't wait to read more I devoured this book. Developed a crush on President Lincoln. And cannot wait to read more books like this. The layout of the book was incredible and made the telling of the days up to and after the assassination of President Lincoln so easy to understand. Just enough details, that a 5th grader wouldn't be overwhelmed. My niece read it for school, and if I had read books like this in school, I am certain that the history would have stuck with me better. LOVED this book. Can't wait to read more like it. ...more
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May 18, 2018

The story of Lincoln's assassination is a painful one to read. Such a sad chapter in our nation's history. The impact Lincoln could've made post-Civil War may well have prevented the Jim crow laws and segregationist policies that the democrats had in place in the south for decades; in fact, for almost another 100 years.
O'Reilly and Dugard do an outstanding job in illustrating this book. I had my two young teenage sons read it and they were enthralled. Excellent read.
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Sep 03, 2018

I found this more interesting then initially thought. Knowing what I know about the author, it was surprisingly factual. I found the book interesting as it gave information about a perspective that we don't tend to learn much about in schools. I actually learned a lot about my family and home town/city as most of it takes place there. I would recommend this book to those who are interested in the southern side of the assassination of President Lincoln (which is what the book mainly talks about, I found this more interesting then initially thought. Knowing what I know about the author, it was surprisingly factual. I found the book interesting as it gave information about a perspective that we don't tend to learn much about in schools. I actually learned a lot about my family and home town/city as most of it takes place there. I would recommend this book to those who are interested in the southern side of the assassination of President Lincoln (which is what the book mainly talks about, hence the name of the book). ...more
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Apr 15, 2019

This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here. This was a fascinating read. When I was about 5-6 years old, I was intrigued by topics such as life of Abraham Lincoln and the Titanic. My interests in these topics became somewhat dormant for about 7-10 years, but I found this book by OReilly in my bookshelf recently that I received as a Christmas gift when I was younger and decided to take the time to dive into it. Wow. OReilly recreates some of the most illuminating moments of the Civil Wars end, as well as some of its darkest. The reader is This was a fascinating read. When I was about 5-6 years old, I was intrigued by topics such as life of Abraham Lincoln and the Titanic. My interests in these topics became somewhat dormant for about 7-10 years, but I found this book by O’Reilly in my bookshelf recently that I received as a Christmas gift when I was younger and decided to take the time to dive into it. Wow. O’Reilly recreates some of the most illuminating moments of the Civil War’s end, as well as some of its darkest. The reader is given the ability to feel like they were in the Appomattox Courthouse when Lee surrendered to Grant and the north. You can visualize Booth creeping along the hallway leading to the state box at Ford’s Theatre, waiting to perform one of the most controversial assassinations in American history. This book covers it all, from the artifacts that the conspirators of Lincoln’s assassination carried that April 14th night to the last battles of the Civil War when the Union closed in on the Confederacy. But most of all, this shockingly true story illustrates the kind of larger than life figure that President Lincoln was, an all American boy who fought through one of the bloodiest wars this country can remember. Even if you’ve never had a liking for Mr. Lincoln himself or even history as it stands, this story captures the most exciting, suspenseful aspects of the war from the perspective of those who were really there. ...more
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Mar 15, 2017

Lincoln's Last Days, written by Bill O'Reilly, is a nonfiction book recalling the details of President Abraham Lincoln's final days and assassination in 1865. Within the prologue, O'Reilly describes Lincoln as an honorable man and president. Throughout part one, the end of the bloodiest war in US history, the Civil War, is described I great detail. Recollections of battles and feelings of victory and defeat following Robert E. Lee's surrender at Appomattox Court House make up this part. As the Lincoln's Last Days, written by Bill O'Reilly, is a nonfiction book recalling the details of President Abraham Lincoln's final days and assassination in 1865. Within the prologue, O'Reilly describes Lincoln as an honorable man and president. Throughout part one, the end of the bloodiest war in US history, the Civil War, is described I great detail. Recollections of battles and feelings of victory and defeat following Robert E. Lee's surrender at Appomattox Court House make up this part. As the book continues, in part two, O'Reilly describes celebrations and the joy felt among residents of the nation's capital as well as the conspiracy formed at first to kidnap the president. John Wilkes Booth, Lincoln's assassin, formed this conspiracy and evolved his plans to kill the president. Later, in part three, President Abraham Lincoln's last days and assassination are described in great detail. At last, in part four, Bill O'Reilly speaks about the eventful search for John Wilkes Booth and his fellow conspirators.

Personally, I greatly enjoyed Lincoln's Last Days. For one thing, I enjoyed how the book was divided into four parts. This made the information easier to comprehend since specific aspects of this time period were organized in specific groups. Also, I enjoyed all of the photography, sketches, and paintings dispersed throughout the book depicting what I read in the text. I enjoyed this because the pictures also aided with comprehension and my understanding of this point in history. Finally, I enjoyed the part of the book called "Afterword" since it provided readers like myself with extra information relating to the assassination of Abraham Lincoln.

To conclude, I would recommend Lincoln's Last Days to anyone interested in thee Civil War. This is due to the fact that the book is about perhaps one of the most important events of the period: the assassination of President Lincoln. Also, I would recommend this book to kids who are currently learning about the Civil War. After reading Lincoln's Last Days, they will have beneficial background information about the topic. Overall, Lincoln's Last Days was an amazing, nonfiction book. ...more
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May 29, 2017

Bill OReillys Lincolns Last Days takes the reader into the background story of the key players of the Civil War in a way that even upper elementary school students will find interesting. Students will find it amusing that one of the generals of the Civil War had a drinking problem and was pretty much washed up as a military person, until the Civil War. The book is suspenseful and is written in a way that makes you want to keep reading to see what happens next, even though you Already know what Bill O’Reilly’s Lincoln’s Last Days takes the reader into the background story of the key players of the Civil War in a way that even upper elementary school students will find interesting. Students will find it amusing that one of the generals of the Civil War had a drinking problem and was pretty much washed up as a military person, until the Civil War. The book is suspenseful and is written in a way that makes you want to keep reading to see what happens next, even though you Already know what happened. O’Reilly presents the villains point of view without glorifying it but gives the reader enough background to understand why Booth and his men felt the way they did Providing the perspective of the doctors in the room after Lincoln was shot allows the reader to feel as if they are in the room during those last few moments. This book would be a great resource for an extension of Civil War standards or activities.
As a lover of fiction, especially fantasy, I was not looking forward to reading this book. The writing style and the way the information is presented makes this book interesting and provides insights that aren’t normally addressed in history books, and adds a realism that makes it relatable.
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