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For 12 days in April 1865, as terror gripped the nation, thousands of federal troops, detectives, and police scoured the country in search of the assassin who shot President Abraham Lincoln.
THE HISTORY CHANNEL tells the compellint story behind the conspiracy to decapitate the government by assassinating Lincoln, his Vice President and his Secretary of State, and the manhunt that ensued. THE HUNT FOR JOHN WILKES BOOTH takes viewers through the Maryland countryside, across the Potomac River, and finally into northern Virginia as Booth and co-conspirator David Herold elude their captors. Often fictionalized, this is the true story of this harrowing time, gleaned from news reports, trial transcripts, and a diary kept by the man who pulled the trigger--John Wilkes Booth.
Shot in riveting real-time style along Booth and Herold s 60-mile escape route, THE HUNT FOR JOHN WILKES BOOTH follows the trail of one of America s earliest assassins--a man who changed history.
one of the most interesting movie about president lincoln I have seen goes into more details and facts than other ones i've seen great for
family and kids to watch to good... Read more
This is an excellent documentary on John Booth.
The picture quality is good, great narration. Read more
It got to my house on Friday April 10. Now my mom can use it to show to her history class students.Published 5 months ago by James Griest
What a fantastic documentary on the assassin John Wilkes Booth! Most, if not all, know the story of this man as he is the first Presidential Assassin in American History and that... Read morePublished 6 months ago by Leland
Great docudrama. Learned alot of things I did not know. Very interesting.Published 7 months ago by Susan Barrera
Very accurate to history a lot of things not found in any history books. Great programPublished 7 months ago by Kevin Brooks