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

Manhunt by James L. Swanson
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Feb 14, 2010

really liked it

If you never thought about John Wilkes Booth except as a vision jumping from the box in Ford's Theater you really need to read this book. I have done the tour through Ford's, looked at the boarding house across the street and poked through the museum in the basement without much thought about the reason for the assassination, the events leading up to it or the players. This book gives vivid descriptions and lots of research into the conspirators and the power brokers in Washington DC during the 1860's. Well done.

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