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

by Swanson, James L., 1959-

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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.

"I had this strange dream again last night"
"I have done it"
"His sacred blood"
"We have assassinated the President"
"Find the murderers"
"That vile rabble of human bloodhounds"
"Hunted like a dog"
"I have some little pride"
"Useless, useless"
"So runs the world away".

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.
Publisher New York :Harper Perennial,2007
Edition 1st Harper Perennial ed.
Other Titles Twelve-day chase for Lincoln's killer
12-day chase for Lincoln's killer
Language English
Notes Originally published: New York : W. Morrow, 2006.
Description 444, 32 pages : illustrations, map ; 20 cm
Bibliography Notes Includes bibliographical references (pages [393]-434) and index.
ISBN 0060518502
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