Manhunt: The 12-day Chase for Abraham Lincoln's Killer

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Portrait, Jan 4, 2007 - Assassination - 448 pages
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An enthralling hour-by-hour account of the twelve days in 1865 between President Abraham Lincoln's assassination and the capture and death of his murderer, John Wilkes Booth. From 14th to 26th of April 1865, the hunt for Booth and his accomplices transfixed, thrilled and horrified a nation of mourners as Booth led the army on a wild chase through the swamps of Maryland and into the forests of Virginia. At the centre of the story is the ultimate anti-hero: John Wilkes Booth. A handsome stage actor, Booth was as famous in his day as any big Hollywood star today, but threw away his fame and wealth for an assassin's immortality. Manhunt tells the dramatic story through the eyes of the hunters and the hunters - and makes clear why Booth refused to be taken alive when at last he was cornered by the US cavalry.

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User Review  - lplayer -

This is an excellent book. I usually read fiction. However this book was highly recommended to me.It reads like a novel. Lincolns assassination happened a few days after the Civil War ended. I am ... Read full review

One of the finest books I have ever read

User Review  - HappyBooker1 - Borders

This is one of the finest books I have ever read. Even though it is pure history, I found it to be a page-turner. And even though I knew the outcome (for both Booth and Lincoln) before reading this ... Read full review

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About the author (2007)

James L Swanson has studied and collected books, documents and artefacts connected with Abraham Lincoln's life and death since he was ten years old; Manhunt is the culmination of a lifetime's research and the author's own personal Lincoln library. He lives in the United States.

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