Bloody crimes : the chase for Jefferson Davis and the death pageant for Lincoln's corpse

by Swanson, James L., 1959-

Format: Print Book 2010
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In Bloody Crimes, James L. Swanson--the Edgar® Award-winning, New York Times bestselling author of Manhunt --brings to life two epic events of the Civil War era: the thrilling chase to apprehend Confederate president Jefferson Davis in the wake of the Lincoln assassination and the momentous 20 -day funeral that took Abraham Lincoln's body home to Springfield. A true tale full of fascinating twists and turns, and lavishly illustrated with dozens of rare historical images--some never before seen--Bloody Crimes is a fascinating companion to Swanson's Manhunt and a riveting true-crime thriller that will electrify civil war buffs, general readers, and everyone in between.

Published Reviews
Publisher's Weekly Review: "The disparate fates of contending presidents make an odd juxtaposition in this ungainly history of the Civil War's last gasps. Swanson recounts the April 1865 odyssey of Abraham Lincoln's funeral train as it wound through the North, intercutting it with Jefferson Davis's flight south from Richmond through a disintegrating Confederacy. The intertwined narratives lack the drama of the John Wilkes Booth saga Swanson told in his bestselling Manhunt. Lincoln's progress is a vividly described but lugubrious study in Victorian pomp, with giant hearses, trackside bonfires, choruses of white-robed young women, and huge crowds filing past the slow-moldering corpse. Davis's journey is a deluded, lackadaisical picaresque as he tries and fails to rally demoralized Southerners-his own cavalry escort pillaged the accompanying treasury wagons-until his anticlimactic capture by Union forces. Swanson works hard to make Davis a noble (no, he was not captured wearing his wife's dress, just her shawl) worthy of the Dixie-wide memorial procession with which the book closes. But Davis's story is incomparably less resonant than the martyred Lincoln's; in Swanson's best sections, outpourings of grief-Lincoln's own and those of his mourners-make for a moving evocation of wartime loss. B&w photos. (Sept. 28) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved"
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Additional Information
Subjects Davis, Jefferson, -- 1808-1889 -- Captivity, 1865-1867.
Lincoln, Abraham, -- 1809-1865 -- Death and burial.
Fugitives from justice -- United States -- Case studies.
Political prisoners -- United States -- Case studies.
United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Prisoners and prisons.
Publisher New York :William Morrow,2010
Edition 1st ed.
Language English
Description xiv, 464 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Bibliography Notes Includes bibliographical references (pages [408]-448) and index.
ISBN 9780061233784 (hardcover : alk. paper)
0061233781 (hardcover : alk. paper)
9780061233791 (pbk. : alk. paper)
006123379X (pbk. : alk. paper)
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