Manhunt has ratings and reviews. Will said: After Booth did his thing at Ford’s theater, it took the combined forces of the United States, V. James Swanson’s vivid, well-researched book is a record of Booth’s attempt to evade capture following this daring killing, and his journey – at. Instead of the comprehensive treatment of the Lincoln conspiracy offered by Michael W. Kauffman in American Brutus (), Swanson focuses.

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There’s the evening of the president’s assassination as well as that of some of his cabinet members, and then it’s just a search for the killer s for a few days and swnson a quick shoot out. Mudd narrowly missed receiving a sentence of hanging, and instead was sentenced to life in prison.

Emotions were high and loyalties were strong. I can deal with a little flowery prose if it means I get to hide in the woods with Booth while enraged Union troops hungry for his blood scour the countryside or jamew the halls in Washington D.

Swansoj begins his book with “a note to the reader” in which he makes the claim, “This story is true” and that all the words in quotation marks are taken from original sources. As the author says in one of his notes, which are not too intense and do lend themselves to being read at the back of the book, it is not an encyclopedia of the assassination but it is certainly a dramatic account of the events of 14 to nanhunt April on an hour by hour, day by day basis.

I was impressed by James Swanson’s book, Manhunt: The actions of the event and those surrounding it are few. Making the pursuit of the killers of Swabson Lincoln the focus of the book places Booth in the central role. Would you like us to take another look at this review? Mudd”, starring Dennis Weaver in what I believe was the best performance of his career. At Kobo, we try to ensure that published swansoh do not contain rude or profane language, spoilers, or any of our reviewer’s personal information.


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Perhaps, it was that by writing large parts of it from Booth’s point of view the story it humanized him and his suffering in a way that made me uncomfortable. View all 9 comments. He doesn’t sensationalize as much as he uses a narrative style designed to keep the story moving and the reader engrossed in finding out how events unfold to the ultimate conclusion, when Lincoln’s assassins were brought to justice. If you are more interested in the motivations that would drive someone to assassinate a president, or in the historical milieu in which this heinous event occurred, you would do much better to pick up “My Thoughts Be Bloody” by Nora Titone, one of the best books I have ever read on any subject bar none.

So, I would definitely recommend this book. I had to read it for a book club and was fully prepared to be bored out of my mind. But just across the street is the narrow home where Lincoln was taken just after he was shot to avoid the ignominy of dying in such an immoral venue as a theater, and sawnson Good Friday at that.

It was only a matter of time until Southern President Jefferson Davis and his cabinet swansoon captured, and the war would be over. I do not know if anyone else has picked that option up.

I appreciate the accounts jamfs taken from primary sources, newspapers and other research – for that reason I have more confidence in the intrepretation by Swanson. I can’t say that I didn’t enjoy Manhunt. On the contrary, it was stimulating, but there was something dissonant about it. You’ve successfully reported this review.

Manhunt: The 12-Day Chase for Lincoln’s Killer

We know kanhunt Abraham Lincoln was elevated from great leader to folk manhynt by the manner of his death. The murder of Abraham Lincoln set off the greatest manhunt in American history — the pursuit and capture of John Wilkes Booth. He was still arrested and sentenced to life in prison. Close Report a review At Kobo, we try to ensure that published reviews do not contain rude or profane language, spoilers, or any of our reviewer’s personal information.


The writer wrote it in a way that was very engaging. The correlation is apt since critics find this nonfiction account of Booth’s getaway as compelling as the best thrillers. Ten Guns From Texas. The narration was superb and I think had I read it in person I would have skimmed more due to the repetitive nature of a book this complex.

I love the story of a fugitive, and I found myself rooting for Booth.

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To say that Manhunt is superfluous under the circumstances would be too much of a kindness. He also met with Booth a month later in Washington. Manhunt By James L.

Mudd’s predicament was very moving but, in Swanson’s opinion, a little too disingenuous. Barbarians at the Gate. Earlier in the book, however, I had a more perverse reaction: If you are interested in an exhaustive account of the last days of JW Booth, up to and including a detailed accounting of how much reward money each person involved in the manhunt received, this is swaneon book for you.

A Killing at the Creek. Chi ama jamez libri sceglie Kobo e inMondadori. Did you even know there were co-conspirators?