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Publisher Description

“James Swanson has written a terrific narrative of the hunt for Lincoln’s killers that will mesmerize the reader from start to finish just as the actual manhunt mesmerized the entire nation. It is a triumphant book.”—Doris Kearns Godwin

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 troops on a wild, 12-day chase from 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.

Based on rare archival materials, obscure trial transcripts, and Lincoln’s own blood relics Manhunt is a fully documented, fascinating tale of murder, intrigue, and betrayal. A gripping hour-by-hour account told through the eyes of the hunted and the hunters, it is history as it’s never been read before.

GENRE
History
RELEASED
2009
October 13
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
496
Pages
PUBLISHER
HarperCollins e-books
SELLER
HARPERCOLLINS PUBLISHERS
SIZE
11.5
MB

Customer Reviews

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Thrilling

I couldn't put the book down. I never new the real circumstances behind the plot.

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Great Book

This is one of the most interesting and entertaining books I have read in some time. The author makes you feel like you are present in the action and keeps several different elements moving at once which kept me drawn in. I learned a lot about this historical event. Excellent read.

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Very interesting read

Very well written and interesting to read. I thoroughly enjoyed this book and learned a lot from this event.

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