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Chasing Lincoln's Killer

Format:  Hardcover,

238 pages

Publisher: Penguin Group USA

Publish Date: Jun 2004

ISBN-13: 9780452285583

ISBN-10: 0452285585

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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.

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Publisher: Scholastic
Publish Date: Feb 2009
ISBN-13: 9780439903547
ISBN-10: 0439903548
Format: Hardcover
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

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Biography of Swanson, James L.

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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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.

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