Franklin

Manhunt : the twelve-day chase for Lincoln's killer / James L. Swanson.

Author/Creator:
Swanson, James L.
Publication:
New York : William Morrow, c2006.
Format/Description:
Book
448 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Edition:
1st ed.
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Subjects:
Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865 -- Assassination.
Booth, John Wilkes, 1838-1865.
Fugitives from justice -- United States -- Case studies.
Assassination -- Investigation -- United States -- Case studies.
Criminal investigation -- United States -- Case studies.
Summary:
The murder of Abraham Lincoln set off the greatest manhunt in American history. From April 14 to April 26, 1865, the assassin led Union cavalry and detectives on a wild twelve-day chase through 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. A Confederate sympathizer and a member of a celebrated acting family, John Wilkes Booth threw away his fame and wealth for a chance to avenge the South's defeat. Based on rare archival materials, obscure trial transcripts, and Lincoln's own blood relics, this book is a fully documented work, but it is also a tale of murder, intrigue, and betrayal, an hour-by-hour account told through the eyes of the hunted and the hunters.--From publisher description.
Notes:
Includes bibliographical references (p. [397]-438) and index.
Local notes:
Gotham Book Mart Collection copy has partial dustjacket retained.
Penn Provenance:
Gotham Book Mart (former owner) (Gotham Book Mart Collection copy)
Penn Chronology:
2006
Contributor:
Gotham Book Mart Collection (University of Pennsylvania)
ISBN:
0060518499 (acid-free paper)
OCLC:
61253945
Publisher Number:
9780060518493