• Send us your used books for 15% off future orders. Learn more
  • Free shipping on orders over $50
  • Join the Black & Barhe Rewards Program and start earning today. Join now
Killing the Witches: The Horror of Salem, Massachusetts (Bill O'Reilly's Killing Series)

Killing the Witches: The Horror of Salem, Massachusetts (Bill O'Reilly's Killing Series)


Book Overview: Killing the Witches: The Horror of Salem, Massachusetts (Bill O'Reilly's Killing Series)

With over 19 million copies in print and a remarkable record of #1 New York Times, Wall Street Journal, USA Today, and Publishers Weekly bestsellers, Bill O'Reilly's Killing series is the most popular series of narrative histories in the world.

Killing the Witches revisits one of the most frightening and inexplicable episodes in American history: the events of 1692 and 1693 in Salem Village, Massachusetts. What began as a mysterious affliction of two young girls who suffered violent fits and exhibited strange behavior soon spread to other young women. Rumors of demonic possession and witchcraft consumed Salem. Soon three women were arrested under suspicion of being witches--but as the hysteria spread, more than 200 people were accused. Thirty were found guilty, twenty were executed, and others died in jail or their lives were ruined.

Killing the Witches tells the dramatic history of how the Puritan tradition and the power of early American ministers shaped the origins of the United States, influencing the founding fathers, the American Revolution, and even the Constitutional Convention. The repercussions of Salem continue to the present day, notably in the real-life story behind The Exorcist and in contemporary "witch hunts" driven by social media. The result is a compulsively readable book about good, evil, community panic, and how fear can overwhelm fact and reason.

Read More
PublisherSt. Martin's Press
Publication DateSeptember 26, 2023
Dimensionsin x in x in
Weight lbs
Bill O'Reilly - an iconic figure in American journalism - is globally recognized for his prowess and influence in the realm of political commentary. Born in New York City in 1949, his remarkable journey includes successful stints at some of the most high-profile news networks, showcasing his proficiency as a television host, author, historian, and journalist. Establishing a strong reputation, his contributions to the field have inspired new waves of thought, with millions captivated by his unique expertise and engaging persona. O'Reilly's journalism career kicked off with investigative reporting for local television stations. His prominence took to new heights when he joined CBS News in 1982, followed by a remarkable stint with ABC News. However, O'Reilly's most notable career span began in 1996 at Fox News, where he hosted 'The O'Reilly Factor,' the highest-rated cable news show for 16 consecutive years. This established him as one of America's most influential television personalities with his signature "No-Spin Zone" commentaries. Aside from broadcasting, O'Reilly's prolific writing is evident in his best-selling books that traverse fiction, non-fiction, and historical narratives. Among his much-acclaimed works is the "Killing" historical book series, co-authored with Martin Dugard. Each title in the series has been a New York Times bestseller, underlining his competence as a storyteller. Amid the controversies and accolades, Bill O'Reilly's substantial legacy continues to inspire with his tenacious pursuit of truth and justice.
Martin Dugard is a celebrated American author and journalist, profoundly influential in the realm of non-fiction. Known for his meticulous research and palpable storytelling style, Dugard has enlightened readers with deeply spirited stories of marathons, worldwide travels, and engaging biographical narratives of prominent historical figures. Born in Maine, US in 1961, Dugard's inherent propensity for writing led him to graduate from the University of Southern California with a Sports Journalism degree, laying the foundation for his career in narrative storytelling. Dugard had an illustrious career from the early stage, publishing his first writing in Sports Illustrated at a mere twenty-one years. Notable for his ability to craft spellbinding tales, Dugard is popular for co-writing 'Killing' series with television host Bill O’Reilly, snagging multiple spots on the New York Times bestsellers list. His most notable works include the World War II narrative 'To Be a Runner', the adventurous 'Surviving the Toughest Race on Earth', and the high-stakes thriller 'The Explorers', all of which beautifully exemplify his talent for transporting readers into various landscapes of human struggle and triumph. Beyond being an author, Martin Dugard has lived an adventurous life paralleling his riveting narratives. An ardent sports enthusiast, Dugard's passion for the marathon, runnings, and journey around the globe intertwines with his tales, fueling their authenticity and vibrancy. A significant figure in contemporary American literature, Martin Dugard continues to captivate his audience with his intricate portrayal of resilience and human spirit.

Related Subjects

You May Also Like


There are no reviews yet.

Be the first to review “Killing the Witches: The Horror of Salem, Massachusetts (Bill O'Reilly's Killing Series)”

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *