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About the Author

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, mostrar mais 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) mostrar menos

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

Image credit: James Swanson at the 2018 U.S. National Book Festival By Fuzheado - Own work, CC BY-SA 4.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=72307373

Obras por James L. Swanson

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Outros nomes
SWANSON, James L.
Data de nascimento
20th Century
Sexo
male
Nacionalidade
USA
Locais de residência
Washington, D.C., USA
Educação
University of Chicago
University of California, Los Angeles
Ocupações
lawyer
historian
author
editor
Relações
Mays, Andrea (wife)
Organizações
Cato Institute
The Heritage Foundation
Nota de desambiguação
In addition to history, James L. Swanson writes novels.

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Fast oaced and exciting.
I think the author presented the information in a way intended to increase sympathy for Booth. It makes sense, if he is somewhat sympathetic, it makes for a more interesting read as the hunters draw nearer to catching him.
However , comparing him to Christ, in my opinion, was definitely crossing a line.
Nonetheless, entertaining and well written
 
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cspiwak | 84 outras críticas | Mar 6, 2024 |
(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 | 84 outras críticas | 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 | 25 outras críticas | 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 | 84 outras críticas | Nov 2, 2023 |

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Estatísticas

Obras
20
Membros
6,860
Popularidade
#3,565
Avaliação
4.0
Críticas
249
ISBN
109
Línguas
5
Marcado como favorito
4

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