Saturday, October 1, 2016

Review: Chasing Lincoln's Killer

Chasing Lincoln's Killer Chasing Lincoln's Killer by James L. Swanson
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

Having learned history back when it was mostly dates of events and battles and hearing only about the most important names of the time, this book was all new information for me. Previously, all I knew about President Abraham Lincoln's assassination was that an actor, John Wilkes Booth, leapt onto the stage of Ford's Theater in Washington, D.C. on Good Friday where he aimed and killed him. I never knew how Booth escaped, who his allies were, and how he managed to avoid capture for twelve days.

The edition I read is the Scholastic version, written for young adults, although you wouldn't guess that if you hadn't been told. It is based on Swanson's best seller called "Manhunt: The 12- Day Hunt for Lincoln's Killer."

I'd like to thank my grandson, Ian, for lending me this book.

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