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Manhunt : the twelve-day chase for Lincoln's killer

Author: James L Swanson
Publisher: New York : William Morrow, ©2006.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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The murder of Abraham Lincoln set off the greatest manhunt in American history. From April 14 to April 26, 1865, the assassin led Union cavalry and detectives on a wild twelve-day chase through the streets of Washington, D.C., across the swamps of Maryland, and into the forests of Virginia, while the nation, still reeling from the just-ended Civil War, watched in horror. A Confederate sympathizer and a member of a  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Case studies
Named Person: Abraham Lincoln; John Wilkes Booth
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: James L Swanson
ISBN: 0060518499 9780060518493
OCLC Number: 61253945
Description: 448 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Contents: "I had this strange dream again last night" --
"I have done it" --
"His sacred blood" --
"We have assassinated the President" --
"Find the murderers" --
"That vile rabble of human bloodhounds" --
"Hunted like a dog" --
"I have some little pride" --
"Useless, useless" --
"So runs the world away".
Responsibility: James L. Swanson.
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The murder of Abraham Lincoln set off the greatest manhunt in American history. From April 14 to April 26, 1865, the assassin led Union cavalry and detectives on a wild twelve-day chase through the streets of Washington, D.C., across the swamps of Maryland, and into the forests of Virginia, while the nation, still reeling from the just-ended Civil War, watched in horror. A Confederate sympathizer and a member of a celebrated acting family, John Wilkes Booth threw away his fame and wealth for a chance to avenge the South's defeat. Based on rare archival materials, obscure trial transcripts, and Lincoln's own blood relics, this book is a fully documented work, but it is also a tale of murder, intrigue, and betrayal, an hour-by-hour account told through the eyes of the hunted and the hunters.--From publisher description.

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by tprather (WorldCat user on 2006-04-28)

For a complete history of the Lincoln assassination plot and aftermath, see Blood on the Moon by Edward Steers, Jr.

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