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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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Manhunt by James L Swanson
Manhunt
James L Swanson
In April 1865, the search for Abraham Lincoln’s assassin, John Wilkes Booth, mesmerised a nation. In Manhunt: The 12-day chase for Abraham Lincoln’s Killer, James Swanson shows how Booth was able to evade capture time and again and why he...
Format: Paperback - Released: 04/01/2007

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