Manhunt: The 12-Day Chase for Lincoln's Killer: An Edgar Award Winner (Paperback)

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“A terrific narrative of the hunt for Lincoln’s killers that will mesmerize the reader from start to finish.”—Doris Kearns Goodwin

The murder of Abraham Lincoln set off the greatest manhunt in American history--the pursuit and capture of John Wilkes Booth. From April 14 to April 26, 1865, the assassin led Union cavalry troops on a wild, 12-day chase from the streets of Washington, D.C., across the swamps of Maryland, and into the forests of Virginia, while the nation, still reeling from the just-ended Civil War, watched in horror and sadness.

Based on rare archival materials, obscure trial transcripts, and Lincoln’s own blood relics Manhunt is a fully documented, fascinating tale of murder, intrigue, and betrayal. A gripping hour-by-hour account told through the eyes of the hunted and the hunters, it is history as it’s never been read before.

About the Author


James Swanson is the Edgar Award-winning author of the New York Times bestsellers Manhunt and its sequel, Bloody Crimes.

Praise For…


“James Swanson has written a terrific narrative . . . a triumphant book.” — Doris Kearns Goodwin

“Brilliant! Absolutely haunting. . . . This historical book is almost impossible to put down.” — Patricia Cornwell

“A gripping page-turner . . . Riviting . . . Booth comes across as viscerally real.” — Entertainment Weekly (Grade: A)

“Told expertly . . . Swanson’s moment by moment account of the 12-day chase is compulsively readable.” — Wall Street Journal

“Extraordinary . . . Brilliant . . . As gripping as any tightly scripted crime drama” — Boston Globe

“An action-adventure . . . infuse[d] with high drama. . . . A multifaceted chronicle.” — New York Times

“Vividly readable example of the you-are-there genre . . . managed with ‘CSI’ immediacy.” — Washington Post

Product Details
ISBN: 9780060518509
ISBN-10: 0060518502
Publisher: Mariner Books
Publication Date: February 6th, 2007
Pages: 496
Language: English
Series: P.S.