Manhunt by James L. Swanson


By James L. Swanson

  • Release Date: 2009-10-13
  • Genre: United States
Score: 4.5
From 168 Ratings
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The murder of Abraham Lincoln set off the greatest manhunt in American history. From April 14 to April 26, 1865, the assassin, John Wilkes Booth, 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 and sadness.

James L. Swanson's Manhunt is 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 you've never read it before.


  • Very interesting read

    By 1Adds2213
    Very well written and interesting to read. I thoroughly enjoyed this book and learned a lot from this event.
  • Fantastic Read!

    By Blab192
    Cannot go wrong with this, or any other of Mr. Swanson’s Books
  • Wonderful

    By bartman40
    One of my favorite books of all time. This book takes you back to a time that is so unforgettable that you can't believe happen. James L. Swanson take you there and you don't know how thus happens. Wonderful book
  • Good

    By Petaaaaaaaaaaaaar
  • Manhunt

    By Madmax9813
    Great book gives great insight into the twelve days that booth was pursued after he shot Lincoln i highly recommend this book
  • Thrilling

    By Best deals app!
    I couldn't put the book down. I never new the real circumstances behind the plot.
  • Manhunt

    By calb731
  • Manhunt

    By a lincoln reader
    In Manhunt author James L. Swanson has created a gripping account of the plot to assassinate President Abraham Lincoln and the assassin's activities following the crime. Mr. Swanson's story is largely dialog-driven, using words taken from first-person accounts and courtroom testimony. This technique brings the reader right into the action in a most compelling way. The plight of John Wilkes Booth as he tries to evade capture is revealed as never before. You may find, as did I, unanticipated moments when you actually feel some pity for the injured, starving, muddied murderer on the run. If you think you have read all there is to know about the Lincoln assassination I suggest you read James Swanson's vivid page-turner, Manhunt.
  • Manhunt

    By Waltr6
    This was a very gripping story in the chase to capture John Wilkes Booth. Not only is it exciting, but a very factual account of what transpired after Lincoln was murdered. The reader will learn of the conspiracy that Booth concocted and those who participated. One of those, Mary Surratt, helped Booth with his escape and was hanged in the summer if 1865 for her role. Robert Redford is directing an upcoming movie, called "The Conspirator," which will detail her participation. Read "The Manhunt," as you will feel that Booth is taking you along for those treacherous days after the murder of our President. Settle in with your IPad, battery up, cause you won't want to put this thriller down.