About the Author The author was born, March 17, 1941, in a small town in Georgia, southeast of Atlanta. He graduated Valedictorian of his high school class, 1960, during the beginning of the Civil Rights Movement, and the same year that Charlene Hunter-Gault and Hamilton Holmes enrolled at the University of Georgia as its first black students. He attended Savannah State University, 1960, in Savannah, Georgia, during the time that "sit-in" demonstrations were taking place at the lunch-counters, in the Southern States. Unable to secure financing for his second year, he moved to New York, 1962. at Brooklyn College, he was a student of the renounced, Dr. John Hope Frnaklin, who was Chairman of the Department of History. He, also, attended the Bernard M. Baruch College, in New York City, and he received a Bachelor of Arts Degree, in Social Science, from Washington State University, Pullman, Washington. The native Georgian was employed in the Accounting Department of Tiffany and Company, New York, Bon Witt Teller, and the Bank of New York on Wall Street. In 1982, he owned a pair of Brownstone Town Houses in the Historic Clinton Hills section of downtown Brooklyn, New York. He was an acquaintance of the late United States' House of Representative Congresswoman, Shirley Chrisholm, of Brooklyn, New York, and he campaigned for Mayor David Dinkins, the first American Mayor of New York City, 1989. Although, a Teacher of Social Studies, the Author feels that he is best read as a writer and as an advocate for Civil rights. The most important of all Civil Rights to African Americans, that of Enfranchisement, which is yet unfinished, as of 2007.
The iconic anchor of The O'Reilly Factor recounts one of the most dramatic stories in American history—how one gunshot changed the country forever. In the spring of 1865, the bloody saga of America's Civil War finally comes to an end after a series of increasingly harrowing battles. President Abraham Lincoln's generous terms for Robert E. Lee's surrender are devised to fulfill Lincoln's dream of healing a divided nation, with the former Confederates allowed to reintegrate into American society. But one man and his band of murderous accomplices, perhaps reaching into the highest ranks of the U.S. government, are not appeased.
In the midst of the patriotic celebrations in Washington D.C., John Wilkes Booth—charismatic ladies' man and impenitent racist—murders Abraham Lincoln at Ford's Theatre. A furious manhunt ensues and Booth immediately becomes the country's most wanted fugitive. Lafayette C. Baker, a smart but shifty New York detective and former Union spy, unravels the string of clues leading to Booth, while federal forces track his accomplices. The thrilling chase ends in a fiery shootout and a series of court-ordered executions—including that of the first woman ever executed by the U.S. government, Mary Surratt. Featuring some of history's most remarkable figures, vivid detail, and page-turning action, Killing Lincoln is history that reads like a thriller.