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Tango0131 May 2017 1:21 p.m. PST

…Independence

"The breathtaking latest installment in Bill O'Reilly and Martin Dugard's mega-bestselling Killing series transports readers to the most important era in our nation's history, the Revolutionary War. Told through the eyes of George Washington, Benjamin Franklin, Thomas Jefferson, and Great Britain's King George III, Killing England chronicles the path to independence in gripping detail, taking the reader from the battlefields of America to the royal courts of Europe. What started as protest and unrest in the colonies soon escalated to a world war with devastating casualties. O'Reilly and Dugard recreate the war's landmark battles, including Bunker Hill, Long Island, Saratoga, and Yorktown, revealing the savagery of hand-to-hand combat and the often brutal conditions under which these brave American soldiers lived and fought. Also here is the reckless treachery of Benedict Arnold and the daring guerilla tactics of the "Swamp Fox" Frances Marion. A must read, Killing England reminds one and all how the course of history can be changed through the courage and determination of those intent on doing the impossible"
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Lieutenant Lockwood31 May 2017 6:10 p.m. PST

I wasn't aware that we had indeed killed England; profound regrets to all involved.

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Best regards, and continued regrets… Mark

Personal logo Narratio Supporting Member of TMP31 May 2017 7:50 p.m. PST

"…reckless treachery…" Anybody tell that to Benedict? Lots and lots of hyperbole. I wonder how much history?

Personal logo Ironwolf Supporting Member of TMP01 Jun 2017 4:56 a.m. PST

I've not read any of the other books in the series, so can't comment.

Winston Smith Supporting Member of TMP01 Jun 2017 6:35 a.m. PST

Bill O'Reilly is an expert on everything. Didn't you get the memo?

Bill N01 Jun 2017 7:27 a.m. PST

Horrible title.

Rallynow Supporting Member of TMP01 Jun 2017 7:29 a.m. PST

Sorry to hear about England being killed. Did Scotland and Wales survive?

Bill O'Reilly the original egocentric narcissist. I guess he really needs the money now. But he got a sweet severance package.

Pan Marek Supporting Member of TMP01 Jun 2017 8:17 a.m. PST

1. The title is ridiculous.
2. O'Reilly is no one's idea of an historian.
3. There are plenty of relatively recent, good, overviews of the AWI done by reputable historians.

But since Bill lost his show, maybe he needs the money.

Tango0101 Jun 2017 10:52 a.m. PST

Glup!…


Amicalement
Armand

marco56 Supporting Member of TMP01 Jun 2017 1:57 p.m. PST

O'Reilly's books have done really well like him or not.
Mark

John Leahy01 Jun 2017 2:22 p.m. PST

Yes they have. For folks like us they are generally light reading. I found the last book on the Pacific to be pretty good. Many details I was not aware of about the Emperor. Over all most of the Killing books I have enjoyed. I do agree poor title on the newest one.

I hope that these books generate some interest in the public at large in history. They certainly have sold well.

Thanks,

John

Personal logo ACWBill Supporting Member of TMP01 Jun 2017 3:16 p.m. PST

The books in the "killing" series don't pretend to be works of history. They are all a great read and certainly add enough bits of knowledge to make them all interesting. Yes, they are all best sellers, for a good reason. They are fun and interesting books. The title is such to let the reader know they ar part of the series, which have all had such a title. I have read them all and will certainly pick this up during my next business trip. I assure you it will be a better read than the in flight magazine.

Glengarry501 Jun 2017 4:21 p.m. PST

If these books aren't meant to be history than what are they? Propaganda? Won't most readers mistake it for history? As someone who believes history is under assualt from all directions I find this troubling.

Tango0102 Jun 2017 11:09 a.m. PST

Good question!.


Amicalement
Armand

Normal Guy02 Jun 2017 12:23 p.m. PST

There is a place for this level of history, especially for younger readers who might not have encountered these topics before. When I was a young reader, my school library had a series called "We Were There….". Always involved two children, a boy and a girl, who experienced whatever the topic was for that book. I remember "We Were there at Pearl Harbor" and "We Were There at Yorktown." And there were many others. I have no doubt that those books really fired my interest in history and eventually in miniature gaming too. Where are kids today going to find these types of books if not for these types of things.

Rallynow Supporting Member of TMP02 Jun 2017 12:29 p.m. PST

I don't think O'Reilly's books are intended for children.

John Leahy02 Jun 2017 9:04 p.m. PST

Really? You are incorrect. He has multiple books out for kids. They are based on the killing series and have been very popular.

Thanks.

Rallynow Supporting Member of TMP03 Jun 2017 4:47 p.m. PST

I know he has kids books out but I don't think the killing books themselves are age appropriate. Come to think of it, him writing books for kids, sounds kind of creepy now.

Brechtel198 Supporting Member of TMP04 Jun 2017 3:20 p.m. PST

If these books aren't meant to be history than what are they? Propaganda? Won't most readers mistake it for history? As someone who believes history is under assualt from all directions I find this troubling.

Excellent posting and I agree with you completely.

Maybe someone will write a fact-based book on O'Reilly's firing? It could be entitled 'Killing O'Reilly.'

Pirate190005 Jun 2017 6:31 p.m. PST

How about "Killing Truth", staring every politician and hollywood type.

Haitiansoldier07 Jun 2017 8:06 p.m. PST

I would like to read it. I love O'Reilly's books, and this is sure to be good.
Not to mention if it includes Long Island, Brandywine, Monmouth and Cowpens then I will most certainly buy it.

Brechtel198 Supporting Member of TMP12 Jun 2017 3:01 a.m. PST

Don't waste your money. There are better books by actual historians of the period.

Rallynow Supporting Member of TMP12 Jun 2017 3:34 p.m. PST

+1 Brechtel198

Rallynow Supporting Member of TMP12 Jun 2017 3:36 p.m. PST

+1 Glengarry5

Rawdon16 Jun 2017 2:02 p.m. PST

FYI none of the books are actually written by O'Reilly.

Brechtel198 Supporting Member of TMP17 Jun 2017 6:19 a.m. PST

I wonder how much he pays Dugard for doing all of the work…

Gunfreak Supporting Member of TMP17 Jun 2017 3:07 p.m. PST

Everything O'Reilly has his hands in is propaganda (or sexual harassment)
He can't go to the can with out some sort of propaganda propose.

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