Chasing Lincoln's Killer
Teen - Grade 7-9, Age 12-14
Make Way For BooksRiveting! The drama surrounding Lincoln's assassination and the pursuit of Booth and his accomplices reads like a taut novel filled with an unbelievably colorful cast of characters. Historical retelling at its best!
Publisher SummaryNEW YORK TIMES bestselling author James Swanson delivers a riveting account of the chase for Abraham Lincoln's assassin.
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.
Recounts the escape of John Wilkes Booth, Abraham Lincoln's assassin, and follows the intensive twelve-day search for him and his accomplices.