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James L.Swanson is the Edgar Award winning author of the New York Times bestseller Manhunt: The 12-Day Chase for Lincoln's Killer. In 2009 in Newsweek magazine, Patricia Cornwell named Swanson's Manhunt and Truman Capote's In Cold Blood as the two best nonfiction crime books ever. In 2006, mostra'n més Entertainment Weekly magazine named Manhunt one of the ten best books of the year. Swanson has degrees in history from The University of Chicago, where he was a student of John Hope Franklin, and law from the University of California, Los Angeles. He has held a number of government and think-tank posts in Washington, D.C., including at the United States Department of Justice. He serves on the advisory council of the Ford's Theatre Society. His other books include the acclaimed photographic history Lincoln's Assassins: Their Trial and Execution, as well as Chasing Lincoln's Killer, and adaptations of Manhunt and Bloody Crimes for young readers. In 2014 his title, The President Has Been Shot!: The Assasination of Joh F. Kennedy, made The New York Times Best Seller List. James L. Swanson was born on Lincoln's birthday. (Publisher Provided) mostra'n menys

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(eng) In addition to history, James L. Swanson writes novels.

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Obres de James L. Swanson

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SWANSON, James L.
Data de naixement
20th Century
Gènere
male
Nacionalitat
USA
Llocs de residència
Washington, D.C., USA
Educació
University of Chicago
University of California, Los Angeles
Professions
lawyer
historian
author
editor
Relacions
Mays, Andrea (wife)
Organitzacions
Cato Institute
The Heritage Foundation
Nota de desambiguació
In addition to history, James L. Swanson writes novels.

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(2006) Excellent history of the flight of John Wilkes Booth after he assasinated Lincoln. He eluded capture for 12 days before being shot in a barn in Virginia. Also gives insight to the others involved in the assasination and what happened to them.
 
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derailer | Hi ha 83 ressenyes més | Jan 25, 2024 |
I read this in one sitting (on an airplane) and cried at the end (flying makes me emotional). Oh, Jackie! I cried for her. I was so moved to learn that she wouldn't change clothes or leave the president's body until they were home and secure. Before reading this book I often thought of Jackie as a woman betrayed by a philandering husband, but this makes me think that her marriage was loving and JFK deserved her devotion.

I also liked that this book had zero conspiracy theories, but addressed them in the epilogue.

My only real criticism of this book is how harshly Lee Harvey Oswald is treated in the text. Obviously, he was not a good person, but the author calls him a loser and points out how terrible he was as a husband, father, marine, and just generally as a person. I wonder if he could've taken a less hostile approach and done some research into whether he was mentally ill and needed help rather than pile scorn on top of scorn. I'm not saying that LHO doesn't deserve some scorn. He was a murderer. I'm just saying that parts of the book read like a screed against LHO, and I don't think that's a useful tone to take.

One more thing: Is this adapted from [b:End of Days The Assassination of John F. Kennedy|18269355|End of Days The Assassination of John F. Kennedy|James L. Swanson|https://d202m5krfqbpi5.cloudfront.net/books/1377278264s/18269355.jpg|24034708] for a younger audience? I'm not sure.
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LibrarianDest | Hi ha 25 ressenyes més | Jan 3, 2024 |
A little dry sometimes but a fascinating book about the hunt for John Booth. I learned a lot of things I did not know.
 
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cdaley | Hi ha 83 ressenyes més | Nov 2, 2023 |
Excellent recreation of the Lincoln assassination both before and after.
 
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MauraWroblewski | Hi ha 83 ressenyes més | Jun 24, 2023 |

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Obres
20
Membres
6,744
Popularitat
#3,631
Valoració
4.0
Ressenyes
248
ISBN
108
Llengües
5
Preferit
4

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