Chasing Lincoln's Killer: The Search for John Wilkes Booth

Chasing Lincoln's Killer: The Search for John Wilkes Booth

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by James L. Swanson, Will Patton
     
 

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NEW YORK TIMES bestselling author James Swanson delivers a riveting account of the chase for Abraham Lincoln's assassin.

FORMAT: 3 CDs, Unabridged
NARRATOR: Will Patton

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

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NEW YORK TIMES bestselling author James Swanson delivers a riveting account of the chase for Abraham Lincoln's assassin.

FORMAT: 3 CDs, Unabridged
NARRATOR: Will Patton

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.

EXCLUSIVE BONUS MATERIAL: Features fascinating facts from this time in history!

Editorial Reviews

When actor John Wilkes Booth raced from Ford's Theatre after assassinating President Abraham Lincoln, he began a mad flight that lasted 12 days. James Swanson's Chasing Lincoln's Killer recapitulates the exciting chase through small towns and swamps by drawing on letters, manuscripts, trial transcripts, government reports, and contemporary newspaper interviews. This juvenile nonfiction hardcover displays history as it should be seen: up close and personal.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781607759874
Publisher:
Findaway World
Publication date:
02/28/2009
Series:
Playaway Young Adult Series
Edition description:
Playaway
Product dimensions:
4.80(w) x 7.90(h) x 1.20(d)
Age Range:
11 - 14 Years

Meet the Author


James L. Swanson has written for a variety of publications, including the Wall Street Journal and the Los Angeles Times. He is the coauthor of LINCOLN’S ASSASSINS: THEIR TRIAL AND EXECUTION, and he is a member of the advisory committee of the Abraham Lincoln Bicentennial Commission. Mr. Swanson is an attorney and has held a number of government and think-tank posts in Washington, D.C.

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