Manhunt : the twelve-day chase for Lincoln's killer
by Swanson, James L., 1959-
|Format:||Print Book 2006|
|Availability:||Available at 20 Libraries 22 of 23 copies|
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"James Swanson has written a terrific narrative of the hunt for Lincoln's killers that will mesmerize the reader from start to finish just as the actual manhunt mesmerized the entire nation. It is a triumphant book."--Doris Kearns Goodwin
The murder of Abraham Lincoln set off the greatest manhunt in American history--the pursuit and capture of John Wilkes Booth. From April 14 to April 26, 1865, the assassin led Union cavalry troops on a wild, 12-day chase from 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.
Based on rare archival materials, obscure trial transcripts, and Lincoln's own blood relics Manhunt is a fully documented, fascinating tale of murder, intrigue, and betrayal. A gripping hour-by-hour account told through the eyes of the hunted and the hunters, it is history as it's never been read before.
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|Publisher|| New York :William Morrow,2006
Ill. on lining-papers.
[xiv], 448 pages : illustrations, map ; 24 cm
Includes bibliographical references (pages -438) and index.
|ISBN||0060518499 (acid-free paper)