Coverart for item
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
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 theeyes of the hunted and the hunters.--From publisher description
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Swanson, James L
Dewey number
364.152/4/0973/09034
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Lincoln, Abraham
  • Booth, John Wilkes
  • Fugitives from justice
  • Assassination
  • Criminal investigation
Label
Manhunt : the twelve-day chase for Lincoln's killer, James L. Swanson
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [397]-438) and index
Contents
"I had this strange dream again last night" -- "I have done it" -- "His sacred blood" -- "We have assassinated the President" -- "Find the murderers" -- "That vile rabble of human bloodhounds" -- "Hunted like a dog" -- "I have some little pride" -- "Useless, useless" -- "So runs the world away"
Control code
BK0006500562
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
448 p.
Isbn
9780060518493
Lccn
2005044911
Other physical details
ill.
Label
Manhunt : the twelve-day chase for Lincoln's killer, James L. Swanson
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [397]-438) and index
Contents
"I had this strange dream again last night" -- "I have done it" -- "His sacred blood" -- "We have assassinated the President" -- "Find the murderers" -- "That vile rabble of human bloodhounds" -- "Hunted like a dog" -- "I have some little pride" -- "Useless, useless" -- "So runs the world away"
Control code
BK0006500562
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
448 p.
Isbn
9780060518493
Lccn
2005044911
Other physical details
ill.

Library Locations

    • Woods BranchBorrow it
      20680 Mack Ave, Grosse Pointe Woods, MI, 48236, US
      42.442926 -82.906510
Processing Feedback ...