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    by James L. Swanson

    Based on rare archival material, obscure trial manuscripts, and interviews with relatives of the conspirators and the manhunters, CHASING LINCOLN'S KILLER is a fast-paced thriller about the pursuit and capture of John Wilkes Booth: a wild twelve-day chase through the streets of Washington, D.C., across the swamps of Maryland, and into the forests of Virginia. "This story is true. All the characters are real and were alive during the great manhunt of April 1865. Their words are authentic and come from original sources: letters, manuscripts, trial transcripts, newspapers, government reports, pamphlets, books and other documents. What happened in Washington, D.C., that spring, and in the swamps and rivers, forests and fields of Maryland and Virginia during the next twelve days, is far too incredible to have been made up." So begins this fast-paced thriller that tells the story of the pursuit and capture of John Wilkes Booth and gives a day-by-day account of the wild chase to find this killer and his accomplices. Based on James Swanson's bestselling adult book MANHUNT: THE 12-DAY CHASE FOR LINCOLN'S KILLER, this young people's version is an accessible look at the assassination of a president, and shows readers Abraham Lincoln the man, the father, the husband, the friend, and how his death impacted those closest to him. EXCLUSIVE BONUS MATERIAL: Features fascinating facts from this time in history!

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Chasing Lincoln's Killer

The Search for John Wilkes Booth

Author: James L. Swanson

Interest Level:
7-9

Lexile Framework:
980L

Grade Level Equivalent:
8.3

Guided Reading Level:
Z

Age:
12-14

Genre:
Autobiography and Biography

Subject:
Historic Figures, Civil War Period and Reconstruction, Political Figures and World Leaders

About This Book

Based on rare archival material, obscure trial manuscripts, and interviews with relatives of the conspirators and the manhunters, Chasing Lincoln's Killer is a fast-paced thriller about the pursuit and capture of John Wilkes Booth: a wild twelve-day chase through the streets of Washington, D.C., across the swamps of Maryland, and into the forests of Virginia.

* "...the rich details and suspense are ever present. Excellent black-and-white illustrations complement the text. Readers will be engrossed by the almost hour-by-hour search and by the many people who encountered the killer as he tried to escape. It is a tale of intrigue and an engrossing mystery. With the approaching bicentennial of Lincoln’s birth, this is a most welcome addition to all libraries." — School Library Journal, starred review

"Swanson provides a fast-paced account of the assassination of the sixteenth president. Though Booth remains his principal focus, the author cuts cinematically among the actions of the other conspirators... Swanson's colorful account will hold readers’ interest throughout." — Booklist

"Readers will find the list of the people involved a terrific help in keeping track of the large cast of characters. The sequence of events leading up to and following the assassination is meticulously detailed." — Kirkus Reviews

EXCLUSIVE BONUS MATERIAL: Features fascinating facts from this time in history!

Check out these additional resources!

Audio recording of an excerpt from Chasing Lincoln's Killer

Video interview with James Swanson

"Wanted" Poster & John Wilkes Booth Escape Route Front & Back  (PDFs)

Memorabilia from Chasing Lincoln's Killer (PDF)


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