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The Greatest Manhunt in American History
For 12 days after his brazen assassination of Abraham Lincoln, John Wilkes Booth was at large, and in Manhunt, historian James L. Swanson tells the vivid, fully documented tale of his escape and the wild, massive pursuit. Get a taste of the daily drama from this timeline of the desperate search.
This is a well written and very well researched book.
I really enjoyed the the Manhunt and was surprised at how much I didn't know that I thought I knew about the story of Lincoln's Assassination.
James L. Swanson has written a compelling account of the twelve day manhunt to apprehend Abraham Lincoln's assassin, John Wilkes Booth.
I enjoyed the book a lot. it did get a little cumbersome at times but still a good readPublished 21 hours ago by Gary Dye
Fascinating, compelling, and well-rounded. Easy read and found out many things I never knew.Published 2 days ago by Amazon Customer
Fascinating, the details, the people Booth saw, talked to and lived with is terrific...Hard to put the book down..Published 3 days ago by Dan Pondella
Most Americans, or perhaps just many in this day and age, know that John Wilkes Booth assassinated President Lincoln at Ford's Theater, but how many remember--if they ever... Read morePublished 4 days ago by Scott Albin
I suppose this book is valued by dedicated historians of Lincoln. However, I found it to suffer from excessive detail, assumed perceptions, and general prolixity. Read morePublished 6 days ago by LeeBo
I run a non profit teaching male inmates to knit at Jessup Penn. in Maryland, I give this book to a few of the guys who are from Washington and St, Marys Counties. Read morePublished 10 days ago by Lynnz
This book was very interesting. I couldnt put it down. I love the way the author showed dates and times for every step taken in the manhunt.Published 20 days ago by Terri L Boots