Bill O’Reilly’s next ‘Killing’ subject: Japan, at end of WWII

O'Reilly's "Killing the Rising Sun" focuses on the final year of World War II

FILE - This Oct. 13, 2012 file photo shows Fox News commentator and author Bill O'Reilly at the Comedy Central "Night Of Too Many Stars: America Comes Together For Autism Programs" at the Beacon Theatre in New York. Following several stories questioning Bill O'Reilly's past reporting, a liberal media watchdog has ordered its researchers to comb through years of the Fox News Channel host's writings, radio and television shows and public appearances to find examples of inconsistencies. O'Reilly is squarely in the crosshairs of Media Matters for America, an illustration of how the media is subject to the same political campaigns as politicians. (Photo by Frank Micelotta/Invsion/AP, File)
FILE - This Oct. 13, 2012 file photo shows Fox News commentator and author Bill O'Reilly at the Comedy Central "Night Of Too Many Stars: America Comes Together For Autism Programs" at the Beacon Theatre in New York. Following several stories questioning Bill O'Reilly's past reporting, a liberal media watchdog has ordered its researchers to comb through years of the Fox News Channel host's writings, radio and television shows and public appearances to find examples of inconsistencies. O'Reilly is squarely in the crosshairs of Media Matters for America, an illustration of how the media is subject to the same political campaigns as politicians. (Photo by Frank Micelotta/Invsion/AP, File)

NEW YORK (AP) – Bill O’Reilly’s next subject in his million-selling “Killing” series isn’t just one person but a whole country: Japan.

O’Reilly’s “Killing the Rising Sun” focuses on the final year of World War II. It’s coming out Sept. 13.

O’Reilly told The Associated Press during a recent interview he and co-author Martin Dugard have researched the conflict from the American and Japanese sides.

O’Reilly says the book also will include letters from former Presidents Jimmy Carter, George H.W. Bush and George W. Bush on whether they would have ordered the atomic bomb attacks.

Publisher Henry Holt and Co. told the AP on Wednesday more than 14 million copies of O’Reilly’s series are in print worldwide. The series includes “Killing Jesus” and “Killing Patton.”

(Copyright 2016 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

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