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...

Details Killing England

TitleKilling England
Release DateSep 19th, 2017
PublisherHenry Holt and Company Company
GenreHistory, Nonfiction, Historical, North American Hi..., American History, Biography

Reviews Killing England

  • Jim Brown
    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
    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
    Awesome as always! Now I have to wait another year for the next one.
  • Carol
    Second Read: I and some wonderful friends have selected this book as our Book Club pick for this month. I have enjoyed it very much and am fairly certain that it will generate some really good discussion. I’m used to the format of the ‘killing’ books series - not really teaching what happens, but providing interesting character details and offering specific events. This one was overall pretty good. Do I really need to know what kind of love...
  • John Magee
    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
    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
  • Sandy Kershner
    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.
  • Jeanette
    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...
  • Kimberly
    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...
  • Collette Bakken
    Excellent ReadIt should be read in civics class if they still exist, an interesting honest look at our hard won United States
  • John Boyne
    O'Reilly and Dugard do it again with another excellent addition to the Killing Series. The author's dramatic writing on this very important time period in our history will keep you engaged through the whole book. I thought the author's focus on Benedict Arnold was also interesting, adding to the drama of the betrayal even though in the end it didn't result in much in terms of the prosecution of the war. I highly recommend the book to Revolutionar...
  • Jay Schutt
    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...
  • Clarissa
    This was great. Loved the individual biographies interwoven with the big picture.
  • Annabelle Solt
    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
    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...
  • Alex
    They say history is written by the victors. This book reads as if it had been written by an 11 year old. The plot line jumps around sporadically with no continuous thread, the author frequently changes tense (often mid paragraph) and the book is littered with poorly backed up opinions presented as fact. It’s a shame as I was looking forward to learning about this part of history and was willing to take on the American bias with a pinch of salt....
  • Jeri
    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...
  • Merritt Phillips
    I really don't like Bill O'Reilly so I almost didn't read this book. Glad I could convince myself that it must actually have been written by his co-author Martin Dugan. Anyway, I really like this book as like other reviews said, "It's a Cliff Notes version" of the Revolutionary war. Things that I learned or learned in more detail from this book: 1) The war was actually only won once the French committed their Navy and Army to ensure the battle of...
  • Ed
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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.
  • Tom Morck
    Bill weaves together the mood at the time, key battles and troop movements, and personal tidbits to capture the story of independence. Great read, but makes me want a more detailed, scholarly book about key events (like the siege of Yorktown, or the battle for Charleston).
  • Jenni
    I actually read this book - not just listed to the audio CD. Anyways - this book was fantastic! I have had "revolutionary war history" many times in my life, but I never knew any of this stuff! After reading this - I'm surprised we won! This is a must read for anyone who is even remotely interested in history!
  • Alan
    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
    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.
  • Bruce Thomas
    Once again, this latest in the "killing" series satisfied my desire to quickly brush up on history. Maybe once I knew the details of the Revolutionary War, but that was long ago forgotten. My biggest takeaways are: 1) the duration - the PERSERVERANCE of Washington do continue to execute the war for 7+ years while the country was getting weary of it; and 2) the importance of the French participation and Benjamin Franklin's key diplomacy. Recommend...