Manhunt: The 12-Day Chase to Catch Lincoln's Killer (Google eBook)

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Harper Collins, Oct 13, 2009 - History - 496 pages
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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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Great research, great writing. - Goodreads
It was interesting, but hard to read. - Goodreads
A fantastic page turner! - Goodreads
An Amazing Read. Gripping, Educational, Astonishing!! - Goodreads
However, I got bogged down in Swanson's writing a bit. - Goodreads
Incredibly detailed portrayal of such a historic event. - Goodreads

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User Review  - Heather - Goodreads

Fantastic. Written with excellent pacing, it read like a mystery/thriller novel, but was all the more fascinating for its factual basis. Swanson's painstaking research was evident on every page but it ... Read full review

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User Review  - Laseghi2 - Goodreads

Next to "The Devil in the White City," this is one of my favorite books. Swanson is amazing writer taking you on a journey during the spring of 1865. Though most everyone knows what happens in the end ... Read full review

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Contents

Map of Booths Escape Route Xiv
3
LIST OF ILLUSTRATIONS xi
5
I Have Done It
35
The assassination of President Lincoln
47
Lewis Powell
56
His Sacred Blood
62
Map of downtown Washington DC
65
We Have Assassinated the President
95
The Assassins Vision
201
Hunted Like a Dog
224
Booth portrait used in the manhunt
236
I Have Some Little Pride
255
Useless Useless
281
Luther and Lafayette Baker and Everton Conger
284
Garretts Farrn April 26 1865
333
So Runs the World Away
344

Edwin McMasters Stanton
97
Find the Murderers
133
Lincolns deathbed
144
That Vile Rabble of Human Bloodhounds
176
The Life Crime and Capture 0f0hn Wilkes Booth
346
Boston Corbett
361
Secretary Seward 1871
384
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About the author (2009)

James Swanson is the Edgar Award-winning author of the New York Times bestsellers Manhunt and its sequel, Bloody Crimes.

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