Manhunt : the twelve-day chase for Lincoln's killer

by Swanson, James L., 1959-

Format: Large Print 2006
Availability: Available at 2 Libraries 2 of 2 copies
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Clairton Public Library Non-Fiction LP 364.1 S972
Location  Clairton Public Library
Collection  Non-Fiction
Call Number  LP 364.1 S972
Crafton Public Library Adult - Fiction Large Print LP F SWANSON 2006 CRAFTON
Location  Crafton Public Library
Collection  Adult - Fiction Large Print
Call Number  LP F SWANSON 2006 CRAFTON

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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.

Additional Information
Subjects Lincoln, Abraham, -- 1809-1865 -- Assassination.
Booth, John Wilkes, -- 1838-1865.
Fugitives from justice -- United States -- Case studies.
Assassination -- Investigation -- United States -- Case studies.
Criminal investigation -- United States -- Case studies.
Large type books.
Publisher New York :HarperLargePrint,2006
Edition 1st Harper Large Print ed.
Language English
Description xii, 733 pages (large print), illustrations, map ; 23 cm
Bibliography Notes Includes bibliographical references (pages [629]-661) and index.
ISBN 0060853476 (lg. print)
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