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Manhunt: A 12-Day Chase for Lincoln's Killer

by Swanson, James L.
Publisher: HarperCollins
Retail Price: $39.95
Issue: Spring 2006
ISBN: 0060518499

The gunshot that echoed throughout Ford's Theatre on the night of April 14, 1865 ended the life of one man at the same time it spawned great notoriety for another. President Abraham Lincoln's assassination and the twelve-day search that ensued for the triggerman, John Wilkes Booth, captivated a nation still smarting from the pains of the Civil War. Manhunt is derived from primary source material and offers descriptions of public sentiment, the figures determined to apprehend a suspect, and Booth's vain attempt to stay ahead of the law.

review of Manhunt: A 12-Day Chase for Lincoln's Killer, by Swanson, James L., Civil War Book Review, (Spring 2006).