Chasing Lincoln's killer

by Swanson, James L.

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Tells the story of the pursuit and capture of John Wilkes Booth and gives a day-by-day account of the wild chase to find this killer and his accomplices
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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"
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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 literature
Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865 Assassination Juvenile literature
Assassins Juvenile literature
Assassins United States Biography Juvenile literature
Fugitives from justice Juvenile literature
Fugitives from justice Washington Region Biography Juvenile literature
Assassins Juvenile sound recording
Fugitives from justice Juvenile sound recording
Fugitives from justice
Juvenile Literature
Juvenile Fiction
Publisher New York City :Scholastic Audio,2009
Scholastic Inc.2017
Edition Unabridged.
Other Titles Manhunt
Contributors Patton, Will.
OverDrive, Inc.
Participants/Performers Read by Will Patton
Language English
System Details Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Format: OverDrive MP3 Audiobook
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ISBN 9780545164528
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