TITLE: Manhunt: The 12-Day Chase for Lincoln's Killer
SPEAKER: James Swanson
EVENT DATE: 04/18/2006
RUNNING TIME: 55 minutes
Attorney and Lincoln scholar James L. Swanson discussed his best-selling book "Manhunt: The 12-Day Chase for Lincoln's Killer" in a program sponsored by the Library's Center for the Book.
"Manhunt" (Morrow, 2006) has received outstanding reviews and is now on both the New York Times and Publishers Weekly best seller lists. According to historian James McPherson, "this riveting hour-by-hour account of Lincoln's assassination, Booth's escape and the pursuit that finally ran down and killed him is a truly remarkable narrative." Library Journal called the book "ably researched and seamlessly written."
Speaker Biography: James Swanson, an attorney and Lincoln scholar, is a member of the advisory committee of the Abraham Lincoln Bicentennial Commission. He has written about history, the Constitution, popular culture and other subjects for the Wall Street Journal, the Los Angeles Times, American Heritage and other publications. He is the co-author of "Lincoln's Assassins: Their Trial and Execution" (2001).
SERIES: Books & Beyond