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  - 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 (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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