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Chasing Lincoln’s Killer

February 12, 2010

Get out the black construction paper and scotch tape.  It’s time to make yourself a top hat because today is Lincoln’s B-day!  Why not celebrate full force by sportin’ your homemade stovepipe hat and sauntering on over to DPL to check out the fascinating new Young Adult non-fiction thriller, Chasing Lincoln’s Killer

Just listen to what the book jacket has to say…

“This story is all true.  All the characters are real and were alive during the great manhunt of April 1865.  Their words are authentic and come from original sources:  letters, manuscripts, trial transcripts, newspapers, government reports, pamphlets, books, and other documents.  What happened in Washington, D.C., that spring, and in the swamps and rivers, forests and fields of Maryland and Virginia during the next twelve days, is far too incredible to have been made up.”

So begins the fast-paced thriller that tells the story of the pursuit and capture of John Wilkes Booth and gives a day-by-day account of the wild chase to find this killer and his accomplices.  Based on James L. Swanson’s bestselling adult book Manhunt:  The 12-Day Chase for Lincoln’s Killer, this version, written especially for young people, is a fascinating look at the assassination of the sixteenth president of the United States.  But there’s more to the story.  Here readers will meet Abraham Lincoln the man, the father, the husband, the friend.  And they will get a firsthand look at how Lincoln’s death impacted those closest to him.

Seems like we have a book for every occasion here at DPL.  Chasing Lincoln’s Killer is a quick, engaging read and will appeal to fans of true crime and all things Presidential.  Also a perfect choice for your next American History report!

-Christie