Killing the Witches: The Horror of Salem, Massachusetts

Killing the Witches: The Horror of Salem, Massachusetts

by Bill O'Reilly, Martin Dugard

Narrated by Robert Petkoff

Unabridged — 9 hours, 3 minutes

Killing the Witches: The Horror of Salem, Massachusetts

Killing the Witches: The Horror of Salem, Massachusetts

by Bill O'Reilly, Martin Dugard

Narrated by Robert Petkoff

Unabridged — 9 hours, 3 minutes

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Bill O'Reilly and Martin Dugard's penchant for compelling "killing" histories continues in a new and dramatic addition to their bestselling series. This time, they turn their attention to the events of 17th Century Salem, Massachusetts. Told in their token thriller-esque narrative voice, it is a fascinating, engaging and fresh look at a dark time in American history.

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 listenable audiobook about good, evil, community panic, and how fear can overwhelm fact and reason.

A Macmillan Audio production from St. Martin's Press.


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"A near-perfect read about hysteria, cancel culture, and the history of religious freedom. . . The authors allow the facts to rattle, provoke, and horrify the reader." - Front Page Magazine

Product Details

BN ID: 2940178416723
Publisher: Macmillan Audio
Publication date: 09/26/2023
Series: Bill O'Reilly's Killing Series
Edition description: Unabridged
Sales rank: 377,207
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