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Manhunt: The 12-Day Chase for Lincolns Killer
Manhunt: The 12-Day Chase for Lincolns Killer by James L. Swanson 0060518499 9780060518493
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Manhunt: The 12-Day Chase for Lincolns Killer by James L. Swanson

Combining magnificent historical research with a thrilling story, Manhunt describes the hourndash;byndash;hour details of the twelve days after Abraham Lincolns assassination when various factions within the U.S. government ndash; and even some outside it ndash; hunted for the Presidents killer, John Wilkes Booth. The pursuit of Lincolns assassins is one of the greatest untold stories in American history. From April 14th to 26th, 1865, the hunt for John Wilkes Booth and his accomplices transfixed, thrilled, and horrified a nation of mourners who watched as this onendash;time thespian star led the Union army on a wild chase across the swamps of Maryland and into the forests of Virginia. Manhunt is the first book devoted entirely to these twelve, dramatic days between the murder of the president and the capture and death of his killer. The hunt begins with Secretary of War, Edwin M. Stanton, an imperious and fearsome man whom Lincoln called, Mars, God of War. From a makeshift command center set up just step from the presidents death bed, Stanton took control of the government and the manhunt. An hour by hour account of those twelve days told through the eyes of the hunted and the hunters, Manhunt makes clear why Booth refused to be taken alive and exposes which conspirators, now lost to history, escaped justice and lived to tell the tale.

Author: James L. Swanson

Language: English

Edition: 1st

Binding: Hardcover

Pages: 464

Publisher: William Morrow

Publication Date: 2006-02-07

Our Price: $3.85

ISBN: 0060518499

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