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Bloody crimes : the chase for Jefferson Davis and the death pageant for Lincoln's corpse

Author: James L Swanson
Publisher: New York : William Morrow/HarperCollins Publishers, [2010] ©2010
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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"New York Times"--Bestselling author of "Manhunt" returns to the Civil War era to tell the epic story of the search for Jefferson Davis and the eventful funeral procession for assassinated president Abraham Lincoln.
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Genre/Form: Case studies
Named Person: Jefferson Davis; Abraham Lincoln
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: James L Swanson
ISBN: 9780061233784 0061233781 9780061233791 006123379X
OCLC Number: 456179761
Description: xiv, 464 pages : illustration, maps ; 24 cm
Contents: Flitting shadows --
In the days of our youth --
Unconquerable hearts --
Borne by loving hands --
Body of the president embalmed --
We shall see and know our friends in heaven --
Cause is not yet dead --
He is named for you --
Coffin that slowly passes --
By God, you are the men we are looking for --
Living in a tomb --
Shadow of the Confederacy.
Other Titles: Chase for Jefferson Davis and the death pageant for Lincoln's corpse
Responsibility: James L. Swanson.

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Includes the stories of two fallen leaders counterpoised, their final journeys shaping their legends among a wounded nation and throughout a bloody landscape.  Read more...

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"Gripping -- sometimes even gruesome -- and heartrending... Brilliant." -- USA Today "With the publication of Bloody Crimes, James L. Swanson emerges as one of America's greatest historians. Swanson Read more...

 
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