On Tuesday’s radio show, Glenn welcomed the “King of Cable News” Bill O’Reilly to the program for an interview about his new book, “Lincoln’s Last Days: The Shocking Assassination That Changed America Forever”. Yes, that’s right – Bill O’Reilly has decided to write ANOTHER book about killing Abraham Lincoln. What does Bill O’Reilly have against Lincoln? Why does he want to make sure he stays dead? These are the questions that Glenn wanted answered.
“One of the best history books I have ever read is Bill O’Reilly’s “Killing Lincoln”. It is a great, great read,” Glenn said as he introduced O’Reilly to the audience.
O’Reilly explained that he took pieces of his book, “Killing Lincoln”, and folded them into Lincoln’s Last Days in order to get kids interested in their country’s history.
“I’m trying to get the younger people interested in their country somehow,” O’Reilly told Glenn.
“If (kids) start to read it, they’ll get into it. And thousands of the school districts are now using it as a teaching tool,” he added.
O’Reilly shared two interesting facts about Lincoln that he wanted kids to take away from the book. First, when he woke up in the morning he would always read one or two pages in the Bible in order to find inspiration. Secondly, that John Wilkes Booth was truly an evil man and that kids need to recognize there is evil in the world and there is a challenge that comes with fighting evil.
“I was uncompromising in portraying Booth in this book,” O’Reilly said. “I wanted the kids to know you’re going to be confronted with evil in your life and you need to know how to handle it.”
After “Lincoln’s Last Days”, O’Reilly will be releasing a book in October called “Killing Kennedy”, a focus on the last days and assassination of President John F. Kennedy.