Book Reviews of Manhunt : The 12-Day Chase for Lincoln's Killer

Manhunt : The 12-Day Chase for Lincoln's Killer
Manhunt The 12-Day Chase for Lincoln's Killer
Author: James L. Swanson
ISBN-13: 9780060518493
ISBN-10: 0060518499
Publication Date: 2/1/2006
Pages: 464
Rating:
  • Currently 4.3/5 Stars.
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4.3 stars, based on 33 ratings
Publisher: William Morrow
Book Type: Hardcover
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* * * * *. History. So you know who did it; this is not a mystery book. It's a thriller. How do you catch an assassin using 19th century tactics? Not easily. Think '24' meets 'The Fugitive'. The pages will fly, which is surprising given how unsurprising the conclusion will be. This is a well researched book that places you right there, right down to the gruesome examinations and analysis of the 19th century doctors. Highly recommended.
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The murder of Abraham Lincoln set off the greates manhung in Amercian history. This is the gripping account of the wild twelve day chase of John Wilkes Booth, told through the eyes of the Union calalry, detectives, and the hunted.
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This is a story that everyone knows, but they don't know the details. This book provides all those details of the crime, and the hunt for the assassin. It tells of his accomplices and their other victims. It was interesting enough, that I'll probably want to read it again.
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Such a great book! Swanson is able to tell a historical story in the form of a story. It isn't one of those history books that bogs you down, it's a fun and enjoyable read.
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this book is a history lovers delight. i learned more from this book than any history class i've been in! it starts in the days prior to the assasination and how Booth planned everything. the book then goes into the chase for him. It spend a lot of time on how Booth hid and was taken care of by Southern sympathizers. it is a good read!
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I brought this book on vacation with some girlfriends and was promptly teased for my choice of a "light summer read". HA! While this is definitely heavy material, it is written in such a way that it honestly feels more novel-like than historical. It was truly gripping! I can't wait to do the tours of Dr. Mudd's house, the Surratt house and Ford's Theatre again.
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excellent book!!!!
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Historically interesting true crime story that changed the path of our nation. Who knows how things would have turned out should Lincoln have served his full term in office? Great details, great drama.
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Very well-researched and fascinating book about Lincoln's murder and the hunt for Booth. I appreciate Swanson setting right once and for all the mythology about Samuel Mudd, who was anything but an innocent country doctor.
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Swanson writes a very good book.....This one ranks right up there with the other works on the death of Lincoln.
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Excellent - I'm not a history buff, but found this especially interesting because of my ancestry research...and the time / locations in which they lived.

Highly recommend; it's encouraged me to look further into the Civil War, as it relates to my family then and now.
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A terrific and historical book for the hunt for Lincoln's killer...I read it (400 pages) in one day! A page turner....
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With the 150th anniversary of the Civil War upon us and living in Maryland, this was a very timely book. Swanson's writing takes you back to the 19th century, incorporating both the politics and the drama of the period.
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This is a great study not only of Lincoln's murder, nut the hunt for his killer. It should be required reading for anyone who wants to know what took place in those days.
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This is the third book on the assassination I have read and am ready for a new subject.