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

Editorial Review - - 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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