Grades 7 - 10
Grade level Equivalent: 8.6
Lexile Measure®: 1010
Guided Reading: X
- American Civil War
- Slavery, Underground Railroad, Abolition
About This Book
Witness the Chase That Riveted a Nation!
The saga that began with the New York Times best-selling Manhunt continues! James Swanson revisits "the story of the century," following the final journeys of two Civil War leaders against the bloody landscape of a wounded nation.
On the morning of April 2, 1865, Jefferson Davis, president of the Confederacy, received a telegram from General Robert E. Lee. "There is no more time; the Yankees are coming," it warned. Shortly before midnight, Davis boarded a train from Richmond and fled the capital, setting off an intense and thrilling chase in which Union cavalry hunted the Confederate president. Two weeks later, President Lincoln was assassinated, and the nation was convinced that Davis was involved in the conspiracy that led to the crime.
Some mature content; more suitable for older readers.