by Swanson, James L., 1959-
|Format:||Book on CD 2006|
|Availability:||Available at 1 Library 1 of 2 copies|
Legal scholar and Lincoln expert James L. Swanson, co-author of Lincoln's Assassins and contributor to American Heritage, crafts a history as spellbinding as any best-selling thriller. Dramatically portraying John Wilkes Booth's brutal crime and pulse-pounding escape, Swanson takes listeners on the unrelenting chase for the killer. Having sacrificed his wealth and theatrical legacy for a single bullet, the frantic Booth flees from D.C.'s streets, through Maryland's marshes, and into Virginia's woodlands. Trying to soothe the stunned nation, federal and local authorities launch a manhunt to capture Lincoln's elusive murderer. At the forefront of this pursuit are celebrated Civil War hero Colonel Everton Conger and his New York Cavalry. But on day 12 of this bizarre hunt, what really happens? Brilliantly combining historical accuracy and vivid you-are-there narration, Swanson delivers a riveting account of intrigue and betrayal. Jonathan Davis compelling narration holds listeners attention to the very last word. "James Swanson has written a terrific narrative of the hunt for Lincoln's killer that will mesmerize the reader from start to finish ... It is a triumphant book."-Doris Kearns Goodwin, best-selling author of Team of Rivals: The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln
Booth, John Wilkes, -- 1838-1865.
Fugitives from justice -- United States -- Case studies.
Assassination -- Investigation -- United States -- Case studies.
Criminal investigation -- United States -- Case studies.
|Publisher|| Prince Frederick, Md. :Recorded Books,2006
|Other Titles|| Manhunt :
Recorded Books, Inc.
Read by Jonathan Davis.
13 audio discs (15 hr., 45 min.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.