Bill O'Reilly's book, Killing Lincoln, may be on several bestseller lists, but it's been banned from the most important place of all - the very place where Abraham Lincoln was assassinated!
The Ford Theatre bookstore in Washington, D.C. has banned the selling of the book due to several "mistakes" and "inaccuracies."
Historian Edward Steers Jr. explains:
"If the authors made mistakes in names, places, and events, what else did they get wrong? How can the reader rely on anything that appears in Killing Lincoln?"
"Mary Surratt was never shackled or hooded at any time. She was never imprisoned aboard the Montauk. None of this is true."
Other inaccuracies include the number of performances the play that Lincoln was attending, how big Samual Mudd's farm was, and the use of the "Oval Office," which didn't exist until 44 years after Lincoln's 1865 murder.
Oh well, none of this will matter to O'Reilly since he's already been offered to write another presidential history.
Whatever make$ money, right? Who cares about accuracy!
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