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review 2017-05-27 02:28
Bill O'Reilly's Legends and Lies: The Real West by David Fisher, Bill O'Reilly
Bill O'Reilly's Legends and Lies: The Real West - David Fisher,Bill O'Reilly



Author: Bill O'Reilly

Title: The Real West

Series: Bill O'Reilly's Legends and Lies

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How did Davy Crockett save President Jackson's life only to end up dying at the Alamo? Was the Lone Ranger based on a real lawman-and was he an African American? What amazing detective work led to the capture of Black Bart, the "gentleman bandit" and one of the west's most famous stagecoach robbers?

Did Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid really die in a hail of bullets in South America? Generations of Americans have grown up on TV shows, movies and books about these western icons. But what really happened in the Wild West?

All the stories you think you know, and others that will astonish you, are here--some heroic, some brutal and bloody, all riveting. Included are the ten legends featured in Bill O'Reilly's Legends and Lies docuseries -from Kit Carson to Jesse James, Wild Bill Hickok to Doc Holliday-- accompanied by two bonus chapters on Daniel Boone and Buffalo Bill and Annie Oakley.
Frontier America was a place where instinct mattered more than education, and courage was necessary for survival. It was a place where luck made a difference and legends were made. Heavily illustrated with spectacular artwork that further brings this history to life, and told in fast-paced, immersive narrative,

Legends and Lies is an irresistible, adventure-packed ride back into one of the most storied era of our nation's rich history.






I wasn't as impressed by this book as I thought I would be.

The accumulation of persons written about and the information that was included wasn't really anything new that isn't already known.

Ignoring the misspelling and other errors it just wasn't that big a deal. Granted I've always been a fan of history figures I think I was just expecting something else when I got this book.

Legends and Lies was recommended to me by a friend and it was good just wasn't great and didn't include any new information I hadn't already seen written by other authors. 

If you haven't already read about this history or these historical figures before this will be a really great read but for those that have there isn't a whole lot of fresh information or perspective to discover.




Until next time book lovers...



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review 2015-05-24 20:52
Killing Patton
Killing Patton: The Strange Death of World War II's Most Audacious General - Bill O'Reilly

After finishing this I feel like the title is a bit misleading. While O'Reilly and Dugard do briefly discuss Patton's death they don't really discuss in detail what they think happened until the afterword. I wasn't expecting this big conspiracy theory book but for the title they gave the book I expected them to discuss Patton's death more than they did.


Other than that I did enjoy reading this book. This book did a good job at following Patton throughout the war. Not only did I learn more about Patton but also about other major players during WWII (especially Stalin, who I didn't know much about). 


I would recommend this book to people interested in reading about WWII. You won't get the conspiracy theory book that you're probably expecting from this book but you will get an overview of Patton's actions during the war and brief glimpses at other major players.

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text 2015-05-24 15:57
Reading progress update: I've read 54%.
Killing Patton: The Strange Death of World War II's Most Audacious General - Bill O'Reilly

My mother recommended this book to me. No, she hasn't read it but she saw Bill O'Reilly on the Tonight Show and he was discussing the book and she said "This sounds like something you'd enjoy." My mother and I have different tastes in books but she knows that I am somewhat obsessed with reading and learning more about WWII. 


This has been quite interesting. In regards to general events during WWII, I haven't really read all that much that I didn't know. I have been learning a lot about George Patton. I can't say I had a real in depth knowledge of him prior to reading this book. This has made me eager to find more resources to learn more about him. I am eager to read what the authors say in regards to Patton's death.


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