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

Editorial Review - Kirkus - Jane Doe

Compelling narrative of John Wilkes Booth's desperate final days, from the co-author of Lincoln's Assassins: Their Trial and Execution (2001). Instead of the comprehensive treatment of the Lincoln conspiracy offered by Michael W. Kauffman in American Brutus (2004), Swanson focuses closely on the 12 days between the fateful pistol shot in Ford's Theater and the cornering and killing of the crippled ... Read full review

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

Editorial Review - Bookreporter.com - Judy Gigstad

April 14, 1865 is a date of infamy in United States history. It is the day that John Wilkes Booth assassinated Abraham Lincoln. A dedicated Lincoln scholar, attorney James L. Swanson writes the story of Booth's incredible escape from authorities, presenting littleknown facts researched with intimate detail. This nonfiction book explores actual pieces written at the time of the assassination and in ... Read full review

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If you explore original documents to understand history, this book offers a gift of beauty. Swanson culled the original sources to create a breathless manhunt in real time, with all the characters' voices shouting out their participation.
Wow. This was so enjoyable to read in two evenings.
Lou Polur
 

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