Killing England by Bill O'Reilly

Killing England

The Revolutionary War as never told before. 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...


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TitleKilling England
ISBN9781427290397
Author
Release DateSep 19th, 2017
PublisherHenry Holt and Company Company
LanguageEnglish
GenreHistory, Nonfiction, Historical, North American Hi..., American History
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Reviews Killing England

  • Jim Brown
    2017-09-24
    This is another great book written by O'Reilly and Dugard. It may be the best yet. It is a history book written almost like a novel. Not as yet finished but on this Sunday with all the negative press about the NFL and not standing for the National Anthem, I had to post this. As I read what American Patriots endured, yes endured, and how thousands died to fight the British, I am even more sickened by what the privileged NFL players and NBA players...
  • Ken Baiardi
    2017-09-23
    Could not put it down. Such a great bookBill O'Reilly books are the most educational and spell binding books of all. I have learned so much I never really knew.
  • Susan Crowe
    2017-09-23
    Awesome as always! Now I have to wait another year for the next one.
  • John Magee
    2017-09-30
    As far as history books, O'Reilly's "Killing" series are all extremely entertaining. Although O'Reilly has a well-earned reputation for conservatism, those who don't agree with his political commentary could gain much from his well-researched and footnoted "Killing" series and Killing England is just the latest in his apolitical "Killing" series.
  • Christopher Backa
    2017-11-05
    While I learned a few bits of trivia this book is really a cliff notes version of the revolution. It’s a good read but it doesn’t go too in-depth. It does cover some things people are familiar with like valley forge and it also tells the real story behind the film The Patriot. It’s a good starter book
  • Jeanette
    2017-11-15
    Others have said it better. Such an enthralling read for the uphill struggle that these people had to form a new nation, and leave the Old World continent's dictates to financial ownership of the New World, that and much else in structures of government too, behind. This particular book is not my O'Reilly favorite, but I do think it has the most minutia about these incredible peoples' early lives and physical reality in it too. Way beyond the bat...
  • Sandy Kershner
    2018-01-04
    Very good and there is a lot of things that you're not taught in school. Just amazing what the patriots had to go through.
  • Collette Bakken
    2017-09-23
    Excellent ReadIt should be read in civics class if they still exist, an interesting honest look at our hard won United States
  • Jay Schutt
    2018-02-07
    I received this book as a gift, and in that case, felt obliged to read it. It was something that I normally would have passed over. I usually read books on this subject about specific events or people involved in those events in order to get the most information possible.This book was a gloss-over of the American Revolutionary War era, but I found that, in some instances, it was surprisingly very informative. A quick, good read if you are looking...
  • Annabelle Solt
    2017-11-05
    The battle for America's independence. Interesting information about the American Revolution and the lives of George Washington, Benjamin Franklin, Thomas Jefferson, Benedict Arnold and others. Very interesting.
  • Rob
    2017-10-31
    If you haven’t tried one of O’Reilly’s “Killing” books, this one’s a good place to start. (Relax, these books are written by Martin Dugard, an outstanding researcher.) Lots of hidden gems about people, places and incidents involving the Revolutionary War that most of us never knew. It’s unfortunate that we often don’t understand or appreciate just how narrowly we won our independence from Britain. “Killing England: The Brutal St...
  • Kimberly
    2018-01-02
    I had very high hopes for this book based on reviews, however, I was extremely disappointed within the first 3 chapters. The book is poorly edited (several sentences and half sentences repeated in just the first chapters); the author switches tenses often and inconsistently; and, it is difficult to tell when the author takes liberty with filling in the gaps of the story. I recently read Nathaniel Philbrick's "Valiant Ambition" which I found to be...
  • Jeri
    2017-10-08
    Having read many books about the Revolutionary War, what stands out about this book is how READABLE it is. Told from the points of view of George Washington, Benjamin Franklin, Thomas Jefferson and George the Third, Mr O'Reilly weaves the threads of so many disparate stories into one clear narrative. The timing of major events and the motivations of the salient characters were described and explained with patient thoroughness. Very nicely written...
  • Ed
    2017-10-10
    Armed with a BA in American History, I thought I knew everything there was to know about the American Revolution. I quickly realized how deficient my knowledge was after reading Bill O'Reilly's brilliant new book "Killing England". It focuses on the incredible courage and tenacity of the founding fathers herculean efforts to structure a new nation comprised of individual states while clearly understanding they would be unceremoniously hung for tr...
  • Sandy
    2018-01-02
    First of all let me tell everyone history is one of my favorite subjects. This book gives you a look into our country's history as if we were there. It gave me a personal insight into the great men who formed our country against all odds. It took eight years but it was accomplished.A look at King George III of England lets us see a man who was slowly being poisoned by the arsenic that was used daily in his wigs to protect them from decay and inse...
  • Diana Long
    2018-01-27
    I've read a number of books that have focused on the War for Independence or American Revolution and so I debated on reading this one. I'm glad that I did because it does not pertain to certain parts or certain people but as a complete work. The reader follows the reasons for breaking with England or in the beginning wanting to be recognized as not mere colonists but citizens of England with the same rights as subjects regardless of location. The...
  • Robert Melnyk
    2018-01-20
    Another very good book in the "Killing" series by Bill O'Reilly and Martin Duggard. I have read a lot about the American Revolution, so there were not any major facts that I learned from reading this book, but there were a lot of interesting details about events that occurred that I had not heard about before. Also, I just really enjoy O'Reilly's writing style, and I also find the subject matter very interesting, so all in all, I really enjoyed t...
  • Vertrees
    2018-01-22
    I’m used to the format of the ‘killing’ books- not really teaching what happens, but providing interesting character details and offering specific events. This one was pretty good (Lincoln has been my favorite). There were details that I thought were a little pointless- so I really need to know what hanging feels like? Do I really need to know what kind of lover Benjamin Franklin was? Overall a good read.
  • Valerie Basham
    2017-11-08
    If you love history, you’ll enjoy this page-turner in the “Killing” series. It is most appropriate for high school age and up due to some graphic material and a few sensitive topics. Covered in this book are the famous Characters of Jefferson, Washington, Franklin and his illegitimate son, William; Benedict Arnold, Banastre Tarleton and his rivalry with Francis Marion, Alexander Hamilton, Lafayette, King George and more. I have visited Will...
  • Rob
    2017-11-16
    Killing England is an easy read. It does a great job of telling stories and moving the reader through the Revolutionary War. While many of the stories are ones that we have read about many times, the book makes the retelling very interesting. I would strongly recommend the book if you love history and the Revolutionary War.
  • Alan
    2017-11-30
    A great read. Helps to understand the brave men and women who forged from a loose coalition of colonies, the United States of America.
  • Barry
    2018-02-04
    This was probably the most entertaining book on the Revolutionary War that I’ve read. His technique of breaking the story into episodes told in the present tense really bring history to life.
  • Deborah Guard
    2017-10-02
    Great book. There is a lot of things I learned about the Revolutionary War that I never knew. Regardless of your politics, this is well worth reading. It is well written and not boring.
  • Cory Deckard
    2017-11-25
    I have generally liked this series of books but there was nothing groundbreaking here. There are many other more detailed and better written books about the American Revolution at your local library.
  • Ray
    2017-09-20
    It is time for O'Reilly to bring this series to a close. It is running thin. The last two books have been sub par. I give this a 2.9 as I did Killing Japan.
  • Julette
    2018-03-17
    I loved this book. I couldn't put it down, I was so excited to find out how it ended! I loved that it read more like a novel instead of a tired old textbook. This should be required reading for any American History class.
  • Thomas Mulshine
    2018-01-04
    I listen to it on audible. I found it interesting.
  • Steve
    2017-09-28
    The second book I have read in the Killing Series, The first being Killing of the Rising Sun. To me this is just as good as the one I have read before. This book chronologicalizes the events of certain ones who played the role in America's independence. It also describes the battles that took place during the American Revolution.
  • Barry L Waldman
    2017-09-28
    To the point: Bill O'Reilly and his histories.Completed , Killing England, in one sitting. As with all his recent work, it is fast faced, factual and highly entertaining. Heartily recommended for those who are not necessarily history buffs. Should be be required reading for high school courses in American history. Hopefully many more O'Reilly histories to follow.
  • Bob Hines
    2017-09-25
    A great fun readI am a history buff and often have to dig through wordy and complex descriptions of times and events written by well meaning historians. Bill and his co-author cut through that jargon and give an entertaining fresh description of the times and the events. You truly get to appreciate the human side of individuals that play critical part in founding of our nation. They bring to life all of their flaws and strengths. You get areal se...