<strong>John Wilkes Booth</strong>: While not a mug shot, this portrait of Lincoln John Wilkes Booth: While not a mug shot, this portrait of Lincoln's killer was the closest thing to one when, in 1865, an American stage actor assassinated President Abraham Lincoln at Ford's Theatre. Booth and a small group of co-conspirators planned to kill the President in a bid to help the Confederacy's cause, despite the fact that Robert E. Lee had surrendered four days earlier. Though he initially fled successfully, he was tracked down twelve days later and shot.   

Bill O’Reilly’s ‘Lincoln’ book banned from Ford’s Theatre because of ‘mistakes’

Of all the places you’d expect to find Bill O’Reilly’s new history “Killing Lincoln: The Shocking Assassination That Changed America Forever,” Ford’s Theatre — the site of the dreadful act — should rank right at the top. But you’d do better to search for the bestseller on Amazon because it has been banned from the theater’s store.

The crime? O’Reilly and his co-author Martin Dugard have displayed a serial disregard for historical fact.

For a purported history of the assassination — an “unsanitized and uncompromising … no spin American story,” as the authors put it, “Killing Lincoln” is sloppy with the facts and slim on documentation, according to a study conducted by Rae Emerson, the deputy superintendent of Ford’s Theatre National Historic Site, which is a unit of the National Park Service.

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