Manhunt: The 12-Day Chase for Lincoln's Killer

Paperback | February 6, 2007

byJames L. Swanson

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The murder of Abraham Lincoln set off the greatest manhunt in American history. From April 14 to April 26, 1865, the assassin, John Wilkes Booth, led Union cavalry and detectives on a wild twelve-day chase through the streets of Washington, D.C., across the swamps of Maryland, and into the forests of Virginia, while the nation, still reeling from the just-ended Civil War, watched in horror and sadness.

James L. Swanson's Manhunt is a fascinating tale of murder, intrigue, and betrayal. A gripping hour-by-hour account told through the eyes of the hunted and the hunters, this is history as you've never read it before.

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The murder of Abraham Lincoln set off the greatest manhunt in American history. From April 14 to April 26, 1865, the assassin, John Wilkes Booth, led Union cavalry and detectives on a wild twelve-day chase through the streets of Washington, D.C., across the swamps of Maryland, and into the forests of Virginia, while the nation, still r...

James Swanson is the Edgar Award-winning author of the New York Times bestseller Manhunt: The 12-Day Chase for Lincoln?s Killer. Born on Lincoln?s birthday, he has studied and collected books, documents, photographs, art, and artifacts from Abraham Lincoln?s life?and death?since he was ten years old.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:496 pages, 8 × 5.31 × 1.24 inPublished:February 6, 2007Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0060518502

ISBN - 13:9780060518509

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Manhunt James Swanson's interest in Lincoln's life and death led to this amazing look at the events leading up to the assasination of Abraham Lincoln. The book goes into great detail about the search for his killer and those that helped plan the attack.
Date published: 2016-12-05
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Manhunt I didn't expect to like this or learn much from it, having read several books about the assassination and conspiracy. But I did like it and I did learn from it! Especially interesting is the story of the man who helped Booth and Herold hide in the swamp for several days before they tried crossing into Virginia. Had always wondered why he wasn't arrested and prosecuted; certainly he was as guilty as Dr. Mudd. I wish the electronic version had links to footnotes. Instead they were all in an appendix at the end of the book.
Date published: 2014-07-06

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“Vividly readable example of the you-are-there genre . . . managed with ‘CSI’ immediacy.”