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Chasing Lincoln's Killer by James L. Swanson

Chasing Lincoln's Killer (original 2009; edition 2009)

by James L. Swanson

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Title:Chasing Lincoln's Killer
Authors:James L. Swanson
Info:Scholastic Press (2009), Edition: 1, Hardcover, 208 pages
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Chasing Lincoln's Killer by James L. Swanson (2009)

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RGG: Interesting account of the search for Lincoln's killer. The text lacks an index, and the jumping in scene from paragraph to paragraph is confusing. Checking the list of major participants at the front of the text and the map at the back is helpful.
  rgruberexcel | Jun 17, 2015 |
RGG: Interesting account of the search for Lincoln's killer. The text lacks an index, and the jumping in scene from paragraph to paragraph is confusing. Checking the list of major participants at the front of the text and the map at the back is helpful.
  rgruberhighschool | May 1, 2015 |
I enjoy learning more and more about Lincoln and all that went into his life and death. This book was well written, easy to follow, and is a huge hit with my 5th graders every year. I had to buy more copies for my room because it was always checked out! ( )
  Renee.Brandon | Jul 5, 2014 |
I listened to the audiobook version. The narrator was superb, and the account of the conspiracy and the manhunt was very interesting. Having been in the theater, the museum, and the house across the street, I found the details in the book to be very accurate. ( )
1 vote daatwood | Nov 21, 2013 |
This book is about how John Wilkes Booth killed president Lincoln, and how Lewis Powell was close to killing William Seward. John Wilkes Booth and Lewis Powell were the most wanted men in Maryland. After Booth assassinated president Lincoln Powell attempted to assassinate the Secretary of State. Booth and another man named Herold went on to the south, before the union Calvary caught up with them so they could catch Booth for assassinating Lincoln. Later in the end Herold and Booth confessed but Booth sort of put up a fight and wouldn't come out of the Garrett's barn. Then the union Calvary soldiers shot Booth in the back of the head and Booth lost a lot of blood. then they brought Booth out of the barn and carried him into the Garrett's house.m
I think this book was really good. I learned a lot about how Booth had assassinated president Lincoln. If I didn't read this book i would have never known that John Wilkes Booth assassinated Abraham Lincoln. I think that Booth should have been killed instead of being given a chance to surrender, because he killed Abraham Lincoln our president of the United States. ( )
  HannahK.B1 | Nov 2, 2013 |
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Based on rare archival material, obscure trial manuscripts, and interviews with relatives of the conspirators and the manhunters, CHASING LINCOLN'S KILLER is a fast-paced thriller about the pursuit and capture of John Wilkes Booth: a wild twelve-day chase through the streets of Washington, D.C., across the swamps of Maryland, and into the forests of Virginia.

"This story is true. All the characters are real and were alive during the great manhunt of April 1865. Their words are authentic and come from original sources: letters, manuscripts, trial transcripts, newspapers, government reports, pamphlets, books and other documents. What happened in Washington, D.C., that spring, and in the swamps and rivers, forests and fields of Maryland and Virginia during the next twelve days, is far too incredible to have been made up."

So begins this fast-paced thriller that tells the story of the pursuit and capture of John Wilkes Booth and gives a day-by-day account of the wild chase to find this killer and his accomplices. Based on James Swanson's bestselling adult book MANHUNT: THE 12-DAY CHASE FOR LINCOLN'S KILLER, this young people's version is an accessible look at the assassination of a president, and shows readers Abraham Lincoln the man, the father, the husband, the friend, and how his death impacted those closest to him.

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Recounts the escape of John Wilkes Booth, Abraham Lincoln's assassin, and follows the intensive twelve-day search for him and his accomplices.

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