Derek's Reviews > Manhunt: The 12-Day Chase for Lincoln's Killer

Manhunt by James L. Swanson
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Everyone knows that Abraham Lincoln was shot by John Wilkes Booth, and most people know that Booth was killed before being brought to trial. I am like most people. I would guess that most people don't know much about the conspiracy to kill the Secretary of State and Vice President as well, nor do they know the tale of how Booth escaped, and how he was ultimately captured. This book does an excellent job of piecing together many historical accounts of that time, and telling the story in a way that feels fresh for the reader. If this interests you at all, you'll enjoy the book.
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message 1: by Lou (new) - rated it 3 stars

Lou There is an excellent new book out, "In The Footsteps of an Assassin," by Michael W. Kauffman, available at Along with the illustrated book, you get an audio CD that you can play in your car while following the escape route. Or, just for listening. Also, the package contains a virtual web-based tour. It is a fantastic resource for anyone interested in Lincoln or Booth.

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