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James L Swanson - Author

About the Author

James L. Swanson, the author of the New York Times bestseller Manhunt: The 12-Day Chase for Lincoln's Killer, is an attorney who has held a number of government and think-tank posts in Washington, D.C. Born on Lincoln's birthday, he has studied and collected books, documents, art, and artifacts connected with Abraham Lincoln's life and death since he was ten years old. He has written about history, the Constitution, popular culture, and other subjects for a variety of publications, including the Wall Street Journal, American Heritage, Smithsonian, and the Los Angeles Times. Swanson is a member of the advisory committee of the Abraham Lincoln Bicentennial Commission. He lives in Washington, D.C.

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End of Days The Assassination of John F. Kennedy

End of Days The Assassination of John F. Kennedy

Author: James L. Swanson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 03/07/2014

In End of Days, James L. Swanson, the New York Times bestselling author of Manhunt: The 12-Day Chase for Lincoln's Killer, brings to life the minute-by-minute details of the JFK assassination-from the Kennedys' arrival in Texas through the shooting in Dealey Plaza and the shocking aftermath that continues to reverberate in our national consciousness fifty years later. The assassination of John F. Kennedy on November 22, 1963, has been the subject of enduring debate, speculation, and numerous conspiracy theories, but Swanson's absorbing and complete account follows the event hour-by-hour, from the moment Lee Harvey Oswald conceived of the crime three days before its execution, to his own murder two days later at a Dallas Police precinct at the hands of Jack Ruby, a two-bit nightclub owner. Based on sweeping research never before collected so powerfully in a single volume, and illustrated with photographs, End of Days distills Kennedy's assassination into a pulse-pounding thriller that is sure to become the definitive popular account of this historic crime for years to come.

President Has Been Shot!

President Has Been Shot!

Author: James L Swanson Format: eBook Release Date: 01/10/2013

A breathtaking and dramatic account of the JFK assassination by New York Times bestselling author James L. Swanson. (Runtime 3 hours, 57 min)

Bloody Crimes

Bloody Crimes

Author: James L. Swanson Format: eBook Release Date: 28/09/2010

In Bloody Crimes, James L. Swansonthe Edgar Award-winning, New York Times bestselling author of Manhuntbrings to life two epic events of the Civil War era: the thrilling chase to apprehend Confederate president Jefferson Davis in the wake of the Lincoln assassination and the momentous20-day funeral that took Abraham Lincolns body home to Springfield. A true tale full of fascinating twists and turns, and lavishly illustrated with dozens of rare historical imagessome never before seenBloody Crimes is a fascinating companion to Swansons Manhunt anda riveting true-crime thriller that will electrify civil war buffs, generalreaders, and everyone in between.

Chasing Lincoln's Killer

Chasing Lincoln's Killer

Author: James L Swanson Format: eBook Release Date: 01/02/2009

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. (Runtime 3 hours, 58 min)

Manhunt

Manhunt

Author: James L. Swanson Format: eBook Release Date: 07/02/2006

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, twelve-day chase from the streets of Washington, D.C., across the swamps of Maryland, and into the forests of Virginia.At the very center of this story is John Wilkes Booth, Americas notorious villain. A confederate sympathizer and member of a celebrated acting family, Booth threw away his fame, wealth, and promise for a chance to avenge the Souths defeat. For almost two weeks, he confounded the manhunters, slipping away from their every move and denying the justice they sought.Manhunt is a fully documented work, but it is also a fascinating tale of murder, intrigue, and betrayal. A gripping hour-by-hour account told through the eyes of the hunted and the hunters, this is history as youve never read it before.

The Stuff That Dreams are Made of

The Stuff That Dreams are Made of

Author: James L. Swanson Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/12/2001

The Stuff That Dreams are Made of

The Stuff That Dreams are Made of

Author: James L. Swanson Format: Paperback Release Date: 01/11/2001