James L. Swanson





James L. Swanson

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James Swanson is the Edgar Award-winning author of the New York Times bestseller Manhunt: The 12-Day Chase for Lincoln's Killer. Swanson has degrees in history from the University of Chicago, where he was a student of John Hope Franklin, and in law from the University of California, Los Angeles.

He has held a number of government and think-tank posts in Washington, D.C., including at the United States Department of Justice. Swanson serves on the advisory council of the Ford's Theatre Society. Born on Lincoln's birthday, he has studied and collected books, documents, photographs, art, and artifacts from Abraham Lincoln's life—and death—since he was ten years old.


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Manhunt: The 12-Day Chase f...
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Chasing Lincoln's Killer
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Bloody Crimes: The Chase fo...
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End of Days: The Assassinat...
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Chasing Lincoln\’s Killer a...
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“She recognized that the assassination had transformed him into a hero too: 'Now, I think I should have known that he was magic all along- but I should have guessed that it would be too much to ask to grow old with [him] and see our children grow up together. So now, he is a legend when he would have preferred to be a man.”
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