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Stephen Rubin Acquires Bill O’Reilly’s First Work Of American History KILLING LINCOLN
February 12, 2010, New York, NY—Holt will publish award-winning journalist, bestselling author and lifelong American history buff Bill O’Reilly’s first work of history, KILLING LINCOLN, it was announced today, the 201st anniversary of Lincoln’s birth, by Stephen Rubin, President and Publisher, Henry Holt and Company. Bill O’Reilly, the host of Fox News Channel’s top rated The O’Reilly Factor, is likely the most controversial, most frequently discussed TV journalist today. His first foray into writing American history will come as no surprise to loyal viewers of The Factor, who are well aware of long time passion for American history and presidential history in particular. In KILLING LINCOLN O’Reilly and his co-author, Martin Dugard will bring readers to the burning fields of Sayler’s Creek, into Ford’s Theater and into the mind of Lincoln’s assassin, John Wilkes Booth, and on the manhunt to find and bring to justice the killer of one our greatest presidents. O’Reilly’s dramatic and passionate retelling of this famous chapter in American history will reignite the interest of millions of Americans in our own story. “Bill O’Reilly is going to surprise everyone again,” said Stephen Rubin “He and Martin Dugard are going to reinvigorate what we think of as familiar history. Bill’s last book, A BOLD FRESH PIECE OF HUMANITY is still on the bestseller list for more than a year and I am looking forward to topping that success.” “And personally it is a joy being reunited with Bill. Publishing him has been one of the proudest achievements of my career.” “Stephen Rubin recognizes the importance of this project,” said Mr. O’Reilly. “Because Abraham Lincoln remains the most widely admired American president in history, we want to humanize him in a way that makes him relevant to today’s Americans. And, we have uncovered some startling new information about Lincoln’s assassination which readers will find interesting to say the least.” Bill O’Reilly is the recipient of many journalist awards, including 3 Emmys. He is the author of 5 previous works of nonfiction, all of which went to #1 on the New York Times bestseller list. There are more than 5 million copies of Bill’s books in print. He holds master’s degrees from Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government and Boston University, as well as a Bachelor’s degree in history from Marist College.
New York Times bestselling author Martin Dugard specializes in chronicling the drive of great men to realize their potential. His most recent books include The Murder of Tut (cowritten with bestselling author James Patterson) and The Training Ground, a riveting saga of America’s great Civil War generals during the Mexican War, when they were scared young lieutenants. Rubin acquired world rights, audio and first serial for KILLING LINCOLN from Eric Simonoff at William Morris Endeavor. The book will be published Fall 2011 and will be edited by Holt Executive Editor Gillian Blake. About Macmillan Macmillan is a global publisher of books, magazines, textbooks, scientific information, and digital content and services. In the U.S., the group includes Farrar, Straus & Giroux; Henry Holt; St. Martin's Press; Tor Books; Picador; Macmillan Audio; Bedford St. Martin's; W.H. Freeman; Worth Publishers; i-clicker; Hayden-McNeil; Palgrave Macmillan; and Scientific American Magazine. Macmillan is a subsidiary of Verlagsgruppe Georg von Holtzbrinck, GMbH, a global media company based in Stuttgart, Germany. ###