By: St. Martin's PressJanuary 30, 2023
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Bill O’Reilly’s New Book


To Be Published September 26, 2023 By St. Martin’s Press

The Latest in the unprecedented bestselling series


With more than 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


(New York, NY - February 2023) - Trail-blazing TV journalist Bill O’Reilly, the best-selling author of the Killing series, will add KILLING THE WITCHES to the roster of record-breaking books that he co-writes with Martin Dugard. This will be the 13th book in the series - all of which have become New York Times and national bestsellers. Publication date for KILLING THE WITCHES is set for September 26, 2023.

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. The authors explore how the witch trials developed - it started as a mysterious affliction of two young girls who suffered from violent fits and exhibited strange behavior, which then spread to other young women. Almost immediately cries of demonic possession and witchcraft consumed Salem Village. Three women were arrested under suspicion of being witches. The hysteria in the Village erupted, however, and soon thereafter more than 200 people were accused. Thirty were found guilty. Twenty were executed. Others either died in jail or had their lives completely ruined.

What really happened in Salem? It all began with the Mayflower journey to the new world. The arrival of Puritans at Plymouth began a harsh period where fundamentalist religious views dominated Massachusetts.

KILLING THE WITCHES takes you inside the brutal court proceedings that lead to death and destruction. The book also traces how founding fathers Benjamin Franklin, Thomas Jefferson, and James Madison were influenced by the witch trials. Finally, the concept of “demonic possession” is still with us today as the authors will demonstrate.

BILL O’REILLY’s success in broadcasting and publishing is unmatched. The iconic anchor of “The O’Reilly Factor,” he led the program to the status of the highest rated cable news broadcast in the nation for 16 consecutive years. His website is followed by millions all over the world. His “No Spin News” is broadcast weekday nights at 8pm and 11pm on The First TV, a new media network available across digital platforms including Roku, Amazon Fire, Apple TV, and many others. He hosts “The O’Reilly Update,” which is heard weekdays on more than 225 radio stations across the country and streamed on the Pandora app. In addition, he has authored an astonishing 18 number-one ranked non-fiction books, including the historical Killing series, the best-selling nonfiction series of all time with over 19 million books in print.

O’Reilly has been a broadcaster for over 43 years. He has been awarded three Emmys and a number of other journalism accolades. He was a national correspondent for CBS News and for ABC News, as well as a reporter-anchor for WCBS-TV in New York City among other high-profile jobs. Mr. O’Reilly received two other Emmy nominations for the movies “Killing Kennedy” and “Killing Jesus.” He holds a history degree from Marist College, a master’s degree in Broadcast Journalism from Boston University, and another master’s degree from Harvard’s John F. Kennedy School of Government. O’Reilly lives on Long Island where he was raised. His philanthropic enterprises have raised tens of millions of dollars for people in need and wounded American veterans. 

Martin Dugard is a New York Times best-selling author of several books of history, including Taking Paris and Taking Berlin. His book, Into Africa: The Epic Adventures of Stanley and Livingstone, has been adapted into a History Channel special. He lives with his wife in California.


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