Manhunt: The 12-Day Chase to Catch Lincoln's Killer

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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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User Review  - nx74defiant - LibraryThing

I knew the basic story of course. But I learned so much more. The attack on William H. Seward and Lincoln moved me to tears. There was something so intimate about hearing it in a soft voice right in my ear. Read full review

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User Review  - GovMarley - LibraryThing

Manhunt follows the events surrounding the days before Lincoln's assassination and the 12-day search that followed for John Wilkes Booth and his co-conspirators. It is a fascinating true story of how ... Read full review

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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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