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

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

Label
Manhunt : the twelve-day chase for Lincoln's killer
Title
Manhunt
Title remainder
the twelve-day chase for Lincoln's killer
Statement of responsibility
James L. Swanson
Title variation
Manhunt
Title variation remainder
the twelve-day chase for Lincolns killer
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
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
Summary
A fascinating and vivid account of the escape of John Wilkes Booth, Abraham Lincoln's assassin, takes readers along on the intensive search from the streets of Washington, D.C., through the swamps of Maryland, into the forests of Virginia, and into the lives of the men who pursued him
Pace
Tone
Writing style
Award
Edgar Allan Poe Award for Best Fact Crime, 2007.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
172123
Cataloging source
BTCTA
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1959-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Swanson, James L
Dewey number
364.152
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Intended audience
1060
Intended audience source
Lexile
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/lexile
1060
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Lincoln, Abraham
  • Booth, John Wilkes
  • Fugitives from justice
Target audience
adult
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
the twelve-day chase for Lincoln's killer
Label
Manhunt : the twelve-day chase for Lincoln's killer, James L. Swanson
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
15427902
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
444 pages, 32 pages
Isbn
9781439573723
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn264002341
  • (OCoLC)264002341
Label
Manhunt : the twelve-day chase for Lincoln's killer, James L. Swanson
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
15427902
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
444 pages, 32 pages
Isbn
9781439573723
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn264002341
  • (OCoLC)264002341

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