Chasing Lincoln's killer

by Swanson, James L., 1959-

Format: Book on MP3 Disc 2009
Availability: Available at 3 Libraries 3 of 3 copies
Available (3)
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Monroeville Public Library Juvenile Audio JMP3 973.7092 SWANSON
Location  Monroeville Public Library
Collection  Juvenile Audio
Call Number  JMP3 973.7092 SWANSON
Mt. Lebanon Public Library Children's Audio Books j PL 973.7092 Swa
Location  Mt. Lebanon Public Library
Collection  Children's Audio Books
Call Number  j PL 973.7092 Swa
Penn Hills Library Juvenile Audio Visual j PL SWA
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Collection  Juvenile Audio Visual
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A fast-paced thriller about the pursuit and capture of John Wilkes Booth: a wild twelve-day chase through the streets of Washington, D.C., across the swamps of Maryland, and into the forests of Virginia.
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "Based on Manhunt (2006), his New York Times adult best-seller, Swanson provides a fast-paced account of the assassination of the sixteenth president and the gripping 12-day hunt for John Wilkes Booth and his fellow conspirators that followed. Though Booth remains his principal focus, the author cuts cinematically among the actions of the other conspirators. This device succeeds in building suspense but sometimes proves awkward and confusing, especially where chronology is concerned. Worse, there is no appended matter no index, no notes on sources, no bibliography, no time line. As a result, statements like It was the most beautiful night in the history of the capital, or Jones' eyes lit up, or It was one of the happiest days of his life are unsourced. The subject matter remains intrinsically fascinating, however, and Swanson's colorful account will hold readers' interest throughout. The inclusion of period photographs and documents adds further immediacy to the story.--Cart, Michael Copyright 2008 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Publisher's Weekly Review: "Drawn from Swanson's 2007 adult work, Manhunt, this adaptation offers younger audiences a chronological, sometimes graphic play-by-play of Lincoln's assassination and the pursuit of his murderer and cohorts. An ever-increasing cast of characters in the 1865 conspiracy fills the pages, from assassin John Wilkes Booth to the Union sergeant who ended Booth's life in a burning tobacco barn. The narrative, peppered with some editorializing, jumps between Washington, -D.C., and Booth's countryside hideouts: "Booth's leg was throbbing painfully. He needed a doctor.... At the Petersen house, Abraham Lincoln would soon have more doctors than he could ever want, but little use for any of them." While Swanson's 14 brief, descriptive chapters tell a riveting story, the myriad details and jumping back and forth can at times feel whip-sawing. Still, this smartly designed work, printed in sepia ink and featuring well-integrated news clippings, playbills, portraits, period artwork and other extras, should appeal to students of Lincoln and the Civil War, but also attract newcomers to the subject. Ages 12-up. (Feb.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved"
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Additional Information
Subjects Booth, John Wilkes, -- 1838-1865 -- Juvenile sound recordings.
Lincoln, Abraham, -- 1809-1865 -- Assassination -- Juvenile sound recordings.
Booth, John Wilkes, -- 1838-1865.
Lincoln, Abraham, -- 1809-1865 -- Assassination.
Assassins -- United States -- Biography -- Juvenile sound recordings.
Fugitives from justice -- Washington Region -- Biography -- Juvenile sound recordings.
Fugitives from justice.
Children's audiobooks.
Publisher [Solon, Ohio] :Playaway Digital Audio :2009
[Manufactured and distributed by] Findaway World, LLC,
Edition Unabridged.
Contributors Patton, Will, narrator.
Scholastic Inc.
Scholastic Audiobooks.
Playaway Digital Audio.
Findaway World, LLC.
Participants/Performers Read by Will Patton.
Language English
Notes Title from Playaway label.
Release date supplied by publisher.
Previously released by Scholastic Inc., p2009.
"Scholastic Audiobooks"--Container.
In container (21 x 13 x 3 cm.).
One set of earphones and one AAA battery required for playback.
Accompanying material may vary.
System Details Issued on Playaway, a dedicated audio media player.
Description 1 audio media player (3 hr., 58 min.) : digital ; 3 3/8 x 2 1/8 in.
ISBN 9781607759874
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