"I had this strange dream again last night" "I have done it" "His sacred blood" "We have assassinated the President" "Find the murderers" "That vile rabble of human bloodhounds" "Hunted like a dog" "I have some little pride" "Useless, useless" "So runs the world away".
The murder of Abraham Lincoln set off the greatest manhunt in American history. From April 14 to April 26, 1865, the assassin led Union cavalry and detectives on a wild twelve-day chase through the streets of Washington, D.C., across the swamps of Maryland, and into the forests of Virginia, while the nation, still reeling from the just-ended Civil War, watched in horror. A Confederate sympathizer and a member of a celebrated acting family, John Wilkes Booth threw away his fame and wealth for a chance to avenge the South's defeat. Based on rare archival materials, obscure trial transcripts, and Lincoln's own blood relics, this book is a fully documented work, but it is also a tale of murder, intrigue, and betrayal, an hour-by-hour account told through the eyes of the hunted and the hunters.--From publisher description.
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Includes bibliographical references (pages -438) and index.
KF5052.5.L55 S93 2006
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