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Chasing Lincoln’s Killer by James Swanson October 25, 2010

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Chasing Lincoln’s Killer is the true account of what happened in the days following the assassination of President Abraham Lincoln.
In April of 1865 the Civil War ended. Soldiers could go back to their homes and families. The Union was safe. But the news wasn’t good for Southern sympathizers. The Confederate States of America were no more. General Lee had surrendered. The South was in ruins, and all that they’d fought for was gone.

John Wilkes Booth a well known actor wandered the streets of Washington in shock. He focused his attention on the man he felt was responsible for the Northern victory, President Abraham Lincoln. Booth wanted him to pay, he wanted him dead.
Lincoln was in grave danger on the evening of April 14, 1865 as he and a small group attended a performance at the theatre. Booth knew the theatre inside and out. It was the perfect chance for him to accomplish his devious goal!

Booth had found other Confederate sympathizers and the plan was to throw Washington into chaos, giving the South a chance to rise and defeat the Union once and for all. It was to be a triple execution; President Lincoln, Vice-President Johnson, and Secretary of State Seward.
Things did not go according to plan, however. Booth ended up on the run traveling through forest and fields across Maryland and Virginia. Follow the heart-stopping man-hunt and find out what happened the night Lincoln was shot and what happened over the following twelve days. This book proves that truth is indeed stranger than fiction!
~ Deanna

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One Response to “Chasing Lincoln’s Killer by James Swanson”

  1. msbabookbuzz Says:

    I forgot to add that the book’s author is James Swanson. Oops! 🙂


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