|Publish Date:||Feb 2009|
|Number of Pages:||194|
|Shipping Weight (in pounds):||0.95|
|Product in Inches (L x W x H):||6.0 x 8.75 x 1.0|
James L. Swanson is the Edgar Award winning author of the New York Times bestseller Manhunt: The 12-Day Chase for Lincolns Killer. In 2009 in Newsweek magazine, Patricia Cornwell named Swanson's Manhunt and Truman Capote's In Cold Blood as the two best nonfiction crime books ever. In 2006, Entertainment Weekly magazine named Manhunt one of the ten best books of the year. Swanson has degrees in history from The University of Chicago, where he was a student of John Hope Franklin, and law from the University of California, Los Angeles.
He has held a number of government and think-tank posts in Washington, D.C., including at the United States Department of Justice. He serves on the advisory council of the Fords Theatre Society. His other books include the acclaimed photographic history Lincolns Assassins: Their Trial and Execution, as well as Chasing Lincolns Killer, and adaptations of Manhunt and Bloody Crimes for young readers. James L. Swanson was born on Lincolns birthday.
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