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Chasing Lincoln's Killer

Swanson, James L. (Book - 2009 )
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
Chasing Lincoln's Killer


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NEW YORK TIMES bestselling author James Swanson delivers a riveting account of the chase for Abraham Lincoln's assassin. Based on rare archival material, obscure trial manuscripts, and interviews with relatives of the conspirators and the manhunters, CHASING LINCOLN'S KILLER is 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.
Authors: Swanson, James L.
Title: Chasing Lincoln's killer
Publisher: New York :, Scholastic Press,, c2009
Characteristics: 194 p. :,ill., map ;,22 cm
Statement of Responsibility: James L. Swanson
ISBN: 9780439903547
0439903548
Branch Call Number: j 973.7092 S972c 2009
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I loved this book! The preface states how everything in this book is true. This book blends great story-telling with real history. It's almost like reading a very good documentary. You don't have to be a big history buff to like this. I'm not, and I really enjoyed this. My husband loves history and we listened to this on a road trip and greatly enjoyed it. Even though you know how it ends, it's still a great read!

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  • WVMLStaffPicks rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

An American History neophyte, I owe my newfound Abraham Lincoln obsession to this incredibly engaging piece of non-fiction. Based on Swanson’s work for adults, Manhunt: the 12-Day Chase for Lincoln’s Killer, this young adult work details the almost unbelievable events surrounding Lincoln’s assassination. This is the perfect choice for any reader who likes history but can do without the extraneous details found in some historical tomes.

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