Cinema Sentries and Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment have teamed up to give one lucky reader the opportunity to win Killing Lincoln on Blu-ray, which is now available for sale on Blu-ray and DVD and has been reviewed by Michael Nazarewycz.
Based on The New York Times best-selling novel by Bill O'Reilly, Killing Lincoln is the suspenseful, eye-opening account of the events surrounding the assassination of U.S. President Abraham Lincoln. While some aspects of the plot to slay Lincoln and cripple the newly forming union are widely known, much more of the history unfolds in this insightful thriller. As John Wilkes Booth becomes increasingly obsessed with removing Lincoln from office, a secret faction of conspirators forms, and ultimately empowers Booth to carry out an event that will change America forever. Narrated by Oscar Winner Tom Hanks and produced by Tony Scott and Ridley Scott, this historical masterpiece stars Billy Campbell in a spectacular turn as President Lincoln.
Did you know, before it was an assassination plot, it was a kidnapping plot? Booth wanted to kidnap Lincoln and exchange him for Southern Prisoners of War. In 1865, Booth spent about $4,000 of his own money to arrange the kidnapping. There are couple of reasons why the plot failed. At one point, Booth was lying in wait to kidnap Lincoln, but he didn't show up at the right time. Then, a couple of days after Robert E. Lee surrendered; Booth was in attendance when Lincoln gave a speech about all citizens regardless of race having the right to vote. Infuriated, Booth decided a mere kidnap attempt wouldn't do - assassination was the only answer.
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