Chasing Lincoln's Killer

Chasing Lincoln's Killer

By James L. Swanson

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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.
Publisher: Scholastic Press
ISBN-13: 9780439903547
ISBN-10: 0545204704
Published on 2/1/2009
Binding: Hardcover
Number of pages: 208

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I thought this book was very interesting. This nonfiction book tells everything about John Wilkes Booth's plan, the actual attempt, and the escape plan. The whole book (especially the escape) is in so much detail that it feels like you were actually there witnessing everything! It is also amazing how the author went into every single piece of evidence to support the text itself. My overall review is it is the best nonfiction book there is.

This is a great book!It tells about Lincoln's assasination and who killed him and where he was.

Not just another Lincoln book, this one had lots of details to share about chasing down John Wilkes Booth.

i love this book- it follows john wilkes booth on his assasination of president lincoln. it doesnt sound good, but i had to read it last year and i loved it!