Book Discussion on Manhunt: The 12-Day Chase for Lincoln's Killer

James L. Swanson, a member of the advisory committee for the Abraham Lincoln Bicentennial Commission, talked about his forthcoming book… read more

James L. Swanson, a member of the advisory committee for the Abraham Lincoln Bicentennial Commission, talked about his forthcoming book Manhunt: The 12-Day Chase for Lincoln’s Killer, published by William Morrow. In the book, the author told the story of the pursuit of assassin John Wilkes Booth by Union cavalry and detectives on a twelve-day chase through the streets of Washington, D.C., across the swamps of Maryland, and into the forests of Virginia from April 14 to April 26, 1865, when he was killed. Following his presentation, Mr. Swanson responded to questions and comments from members of the audience.

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Book Discussion on Manhunt: The 12-Day Chase for Lincoln's Killer

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Program ID:
190117-1
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Public Affairs Event
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Location:
Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, United States
First Aired:
Jan 15, 2006
Last Aired:
Apr 18, 2011

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  • Jan 15, 2006 | 11:01pm EST | C-SPAN 2
  • Feb 04, 2006 | 8:01am EST | C-SPAN 2
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