Manhunt [the twelve day chase for Lincoln's killer]
by Swanson, James L., 1959-
|Format:||Book on CD 2006|
|Availability:||Available at 3 Libraries 3 of 3 copies|
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, twelve-day chase from the streets of Washington, D.C., across the swamps of Maryland, and into the forests of Virginia.
At the very center of this story is John Wilkes Booth, Americas notorious villain. A confederate sympathizer and member of a celebrated acting family, Booth threw away his fame, wealth, and promise for a chance to avenge the Souths defeat. For almost two weeks, he confounded the manhunters, slipping away from their every move and denying the justice they sought.
Manhunt is a fully documented work, but it is also 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 youve never read it before.
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|Publisher|| New York :Harper Audio,2006
Read by Richard Thomas.
Subtitle from container.
"Includes an interview with the author"--Container.
7 audio discs (9 hr.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.