The Killing the Witches: The Horror of Salem, Massachusetts (Bill O’Reilly’s Killing Series) by Bill O’Reilly, Martin Dugard eBook free download in ePUB/PDF formats or read online in your browser with kindle unlimited ($0.00) for free.
Bill O’Reilly’s Killing series is the most successful series of narrative histories in the world, with over 19 million copies in circulation and a remarkable track record of #1 New York Times, Wall Street Journal, USA Today, and Publishers Weekly bestsellers.
Killing the Witches revisits one of America’s most terrifying and incomprehensible episodes: the horrors of 1692 and 1693 in Salem Village, Massachusetts. What began as a mysterious illness affecting two young girls who had violent fits and unusual behavior quickly spread to other young women. Rumors of demonic possession and witchcraft swept across Salem. Soon after, three ladies were detained on suspicion of witchcraft; however, as the panic grew, more than 200 people were accused. Thirty people were found guilty, twenty were executed, and others died in prison or had their lives destroyed.
Killing the Witches relates the dramatic account of how the Puritan heritage and the authority of early American ministers shaped the founding fathers, the American Revolution, and even the Constitutional Convention. The effects of Salem may still be seen today, most notably in the real-life story of The Exorcist and in modern “witch hunts” fueled by social media. The result is an engrossing novel about good and evil, community hysteria, and how fear may trump facts and logic.
BILL O’REILLY is a trailblazing television journalist who has achieved extraordinary success on cable news as well as authoring eighteen national number-one bestselling nonfiction books. The Killing series has sold more than eighteen million copies. He is from Long Island.