Manhunt: The 12-day Chase for Lincoln’s Killer

It’s easy to see why this book made the bestseller list. It’s fantastic.

I took a bunny trail from reviewing children’s books this week to read Manhunt, and what a thrilling week it was. Mr. Swanson has written a riveting and haunting account of the hunt for Lincoln’s assassin. He writes as though he were a reliable witness to the historic event, putting the reader into the thick of the action. It really was a difficult book to put down!

The descriptions were stirring and the subject matter so fascinating, I often re-read passages, just for sheer enjoyment. Starting with the morning of the assassination through the trial and execution of the Booth conspirators, the author tells this story with impeccable detail. For those who are “squeamish” be warned there are graphic particulars of the violent acts. You already know rote facts of this part of our nation’s history, but I’m convinced when you read Manhunt, you’ll not only learn something new, you’ll see history come alive before your very eyes.

Related website: http://www.jameslswanson.com/qanda.html

Manhunt: The 12-Day Chase for Lincoln's Killer

Manhunt: The 12-Day Chase for Lincoln's Killer
Product Description 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 and detectives on a wild twelve-day chase through 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.... Read moreAmazon.... Read more

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