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eBook Manhunt CD: The 12-Day Chase for Lincoln's Killer download ISBN: 0060738359
Author: Richard Thomas,James L. Swanson
Publisher: HarperAudio; Abridged edition (February 7, 2006)
Language: English
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Category: History
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JAMES L. SWANSON has written for a variety of publications, including the Wall Street Journal, the Los Angeles Times, and American Heritage

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Manhunt: The 12-Day Chase to Catch Lincoln's Killer. James L. Swanson's Manhunt is a fascinating tale of murder, intrigue, and betrayal. The murder of Abraham Lincoln set off the greatest manhunt in American history. Read on the Scribd mobile app. Download the free Scribd mobile app to read anytime, anywhere. Publisher: d: Oct 13, 2009ISBN: 9780061803970Format: book.

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Includes bibliographical references (p. -438) and index. 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".

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The murder of Abraham Lincoln set off the greatest manhunt in American history -- the pursuit and capture of John Wilkes Booth. From April 14 to April 26, 1865, the assassin led Union cavalry troops on a wild, twelve-day chase from the streets of Washington, D.C., across the swamps of Maryland, and into the forests of Virginia.

At the very center of this story is John Wilkes Booth, Americas notorious villain. A confederate sympathizer and member of a celebrated acting family, Booth threw away his fame, wealth, and promise for a chance to avenge the Souths defeat. For almost two weeks, he confounded the manhunters, slipping away from their every move and denying the justice they sought.

Manhunt is a fully documented work, but it is also a fascinating tale of murder, intrigue, and betrayal. A gripping hour-by-hour account told through the eyes of the hunted and the hunters, this is history as youve never read it before.

Comments: (7)
Zadora
Saw this book referenced on a TV show about hunting down John Wilkes Booth. Got the book and could not tear myself away from it. I am a big Civil War history buff. I've read a lot and I've watched a lot, including books and shows about Lincoln's death. But I found new information in this book. The book is well written and easy to read. The plotting, the assassination of Lincoln, and the subsequent manhunt are fascinating. The facts, as they happened, equal what the most creative television or movie writer could envision. Swanson does a great job of relating all the details in a way that reads like a murder mystery and not like reading a history textbook. It is evident that Swanson has engaged in extensive research over the years to author this book. For anyone who wants to learn more about this compelling time in our history or just wants to read a great book, then this is the book for you.
Perdana
"Manhunt: The 12-Day Chase for Lincoln's Killer" was a commercial and critical smash hit from the moment it was released in 2007, and rightfully so. Author James Swanson weaves a detailed and enthralling narrative from first-hand accounts and documentary evidence. It's trite to say that a popular work of historical non-fiction reads like a novel, but this one really does.

I loved the details -- some macabre, others humorous -- that Swanson uses to provide a complete and arresting picture of the events of late April 1865. Such as Laura Keene, leading-lady in the production of "Our American Cousin" at Ford's Theater on the night of the assassination, who gently craddled Lincoln's head in her lap in the moments before the stricken president was moved across the street the Petersen House. The narcissistic thespian and trigger-man, John Wilkes Booth, hungrily pouring over the news of the assassination in newspapers as though he were reading reviews of his latest stage performance. The pious, dim-witted, and self-castrated Union cavalry soldier, Boston Corbett, who shot the cornered Booth through the neck, rendering the assassin a quadriplegic for the final few hours of his life. Major Henry Rathbone and his fiance, Clara Harris, who accompanied the president and Mrs. Lincoln to the theater that night after General and Mrs. Ulysses S. Grant (and several others) had to turn down the request, only to provide minimal assistance during and after the attack (18-years later Rathbone would murder his wife in Germany). The authoritarian curmudgeon, Edwin Stanton, who created a virtual command center in the room next to Lincoln's deathbed at the Petersen House to track down and capture the assassins, which were, he was convinced, part of a wicked conspiracy orchestrated by the Confederate high command. The diminutive, but courageous Fanny Seward, who valiantly fought to save her father, secretary of state Willam Seward, from the vicious bowie knife blows of Lewis Powell.

It is important to note that Swanson's narrative never touches on the controversial questions of the military tribunal that sent four men and one woman to the gallows in July 1865. The sole focus is the day of the assassination and the days that followed. You can almost hear the hiss of the gaslights and smell the acrid tobacco smoke in the air as Swanson recreates scene after scene. "Manhunt" is popular history at its absolute finest.
Stick
Swanson gives a very vivid and detailed account of the 12 days JWB was on the run. It truly felt as if the manhunt was happening right before my eyes.

The prose made the book felt like a NYT bestselling crime thriller. Swanson fully captures the readers attention immediately and never let's it loose from his grasp. Swanson does not write a mini biography on Lincoln or Booth, but instead focuses almost entirely on the manhunt, which is what separates this book from others. Its narrow and complete focus makes capitivating details easy to remeber, and unleashes an insatiable desire for more information.

One thing that I wished there was more of would be accounts of the failed raids and deaths of those involved in searching for Lincoln. Dozens of volunteers and soldiers met their demise while searching for the killers through swamps and in other inhospitable terrain. Also, the death of Lafayette C Baker is unfortunately inadequately covered. I'm not a fan of the conspiracy theory involving Baker and Stanton and consider it hogwash but it would have been a felicitous excerpt.