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Do you have any book discussion questions for "Killing Lincoln" by Bill O'Reilly and Martin Dugald

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Killing Lincoln Discussion Questions

1. Name some things you found out through reading this book that you didn’t know before.
2. What character surprised you?
3. What character impressed you?
4. What character aggravated you?
5. Do you feel that hunting Booth was worth the 87 men that were killed in the swamps?
6. Do you agree with the sentence of hanging the conspirators who actually didn’t do much?
7. What do you think might have happened differently if the assassination had happened today? Would it have been easier or harder to catch Booth?
8. Discuss the male-female relationships in the book.
9. Some of the details included in Killing Lincoln have proven to be false (Oval Office didn’t exist yet, Booth didn’t make the peephole into the box, etc.). Does this discredit the entire book for you? Why or why not?
10. Discuss the diary-like presentation of the book. Did it help or hinder the reader?
11. Discuss the style of writing. Did you find it scholarly? dumbed-down? easy to follow? too vernacular?
12. Compare this book to another nonfiction history book you have read recently.

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I do have a question on the claims being made that there are factual inaccuracies in the book and why the writer could try and explain it. I would also like to get details on the references made in the book which came off as unrealistic and outdated as well. The book was received with a lot of criticism and even banned from sale in different stores and I would like to get the opinion on this too.

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