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Presidential historian James L. Swanson is the Edgar Award-winning author of the New York Times best-sellers “Manhunt: The 12-Day Chase for Lincoln’s Killer” and its sequel, “Bloody Crimes: The Funeral of Abraham Lincoln and the Chase for Jefferson Davis.” His other works include the young-adult best-seller “Chasing Lincoln’s Killer.” He has two new books out this fall: “End of Days: The Assassination of John F. Kennedy” (William Morrow) and, for young adults, “The President Has Been Shot! The Assassination of John F. Kennedy” (Scholastic). He has held a number of government and think-tank posts in Washington, D.C., including at the U.S. Department of Justice.

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James L. Swanson

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