Best History Book of the Year

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On most Tuesdays we will feature our Turn Write Series. In this series we will feature some of our favorite writers both fiction and non-fiction, published and yet to be published. We know writer and reader alike will not want to miss these informative posts. Let us know if you have a favorite book or author you would like us to feature or if you are an author who would like to share your book with our readers. Our only stipulation is that the book have in its message at least one of the one another teachings of the New Testament woven into their story or book: love one another, forgive one another, pray for one another, serve one another or encourage one another.

This week I am witnessing the graduation of my son from The Basic School for officers of The Marine Corps in Quantico, VA near Washington D. C. I am in history heaven hanging out in the very place where heroes were formed, traitors exposed and a country preserved. And it all seems more real after reading a fantastic book about one of our country’s greatest tragedies, the assassination of President Abraham Lincoln.

So, it seems a no-brainier to start off the Turn Write Series and continue this week’s celebration of the rich history of our great nation with a high recommendation for a great read from Fox News Commentator, Bill O’Reilly, “Killing Lincoln.”

This was the first book I purchased when I bought my iPad2 back in January. From all the reviews I read I expected good things and I was not disappointed. Not only did I learn the facts surrounding President Lincoln’s assassination I also felt the tension and fears of war turn to shouts of joy in victory then turn to disbelief and vengeance among those living during those fateful days.

Mr. O’Reilly and his co-author, Martin Dugard expertly mix historical records, letters and journals into a compelling storytelling masterpiece.

Do not fear if you aren’t a history buff or fell asleep in your mandatory freshman U. S. History class. “Killing Lincoln” will hold you in the story and you will learn history in spite of yourself. And if you are a history buff, do not despair. Not only is there a great story, but there are also 100+ pages of references and portions from original documents in the appendix.

But the best part of the book is the authors’  honest handling of Lincoln’s love of country and love of God.

From Bill O’Reilly’s timeless Pinheads and Patriots Segment, “Killing Lincoln” is a Patriot all the way. Enjoy!

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