9780439903547

Chasing Lincoln's Killer

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  • ISBN13:

    9780439903547

  • ISBN10:

    0439903548

  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2/1/2009
  • Publisher: Scholastic Press

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Summary

Based on rare archival material, obscure trial manuscripts, and interviews with relatives of the conspirators and the manhunters, this fast-paced thriller that tells the story of the pursuit and capture of John Wilkes Booth and gives a day-by-day account of the wild chase to find this killer and his accomplices. Based on James Swanson's bestselling adult book Manhunt: The 12-Day Chase for Lincoln's Killer, this young people's version is an accessible look at the assassination of a president, and shows readers Abraham Lincoln the man, the father, the husband, the friend, and how his death impacted those closest to him.

Author Biography

James L. Swanson has written for a variety of publications, including the Wall Street Journal and the Los Angeles Times. He is the coauthor of LINCOLNíS ASSASSINS: THEIR TRIAL AND EXECUTION, and he is a member of the advisory committee of the Abraham Lincoln Bicentennial Commission. Mr. Swanson is an attorney and has held a number of government and think-tank posts in Washington, D.C.

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