New York Times bestselling author ofManhunt James L. Swanson creates anadaptation for young people of his adultbook Bloody Crimes, a suspense-filledthriller that sheds light on two fallen leadersof the North and South. One man, PresidentLincoln, assassinated, on his way to thegrave. Another man, the president of theConfederacy, Jefferson Davis, on the run,soon to be sent to prison. Their actionsforever changed the history of a nation. Onthe morning of April 2, 1865, Davis receiveda telegram from General Robert E. Lee.There is no more time—the Yankees arecoming, it warned. That night Davis fledRichmond, setting off an intense manhuntfor the Confederate president.
Two weeks later, President Lincoln wasassassinated, and the nation was convincedthat Davis was involved in the conspiracy thatled to the crime. Lincoln’s murder, autopsy,and White House funeral transfixed thenation. His final journey began when soldiersplaced his corpse aboard a special trainthat would carry him home to Springfield,Illinois. Along the way, more than a millionAmericans looked upon their martyr’s face,and several million watched the funeral trainroll by. It was the most magnificent funeralpageant in American history.
James L. Swanson captures the rivetingstories of these two influential men as theymade their last journeys through the bloodylandscape of a wounded nation.
James Swanson is the Edgar Award-winning author of the New York Times bestsellers Manhunt and its sequel, Bloody Crimes.
I would recommend this book to anyone who loves reading & history just like me!
With historic photos scattered throughout, any young history buff will surely devour the factual information that's aplenty in this riveting read.
Author James Swanson has provided young people with a wonderful follow-up to his previous book entitled Chasing Lincoln's Killer.
Well written. I love the viewpoint the author conveys about Jefferson Davis who sin' discussed much in the history classroom along with the death and funeral procession of... Read morePublished 5 months ago by Laurie G.
This is a long hard to follow lots of character's. you do learn quite a bit of history. But all and all total snooze festPublished 5 months ago by Julie Powell
I chose the rating for this book because of all the amazing details that make you feel like you're there the entire story. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Kindle Customer
I learned several new things about the end of the war in the South, including General Lee's final battle, and the fall of Richmond.Published 13 months ago by Jim Cappio
Son read it for school. Says it was good and kept him interested. He learned, enough said. Three more wordsPublished 13 months ago by John J. Banaghan
Swanson's book about the manhunt for Booth was a memorable, well-written tale. This one can't hold a candle to it. Read morePublished 14 months ago by Peter Boody
It's a good book. Very informative if I do say so myself, but unless your a History fanatic, you could easily get lost or just simply lose interest. Read morePublished 15 months ago by Charles Dickinson