James L. Swanson is the Edgar Awardwinning author of the New York Times bestseller Manhunt: The 12-Day Chase for Lincolns Killer. Swanson has degrees in history from The University of Chicago 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 Fords Theatre Society.
His other books include the acclaimed photographic history Lincolns Assassins: Their Trial and Execution, The President Has Been Shot!: The Assassination of John F. Kennedy and End of Days: The Assassination of John F. Kennedy, as well as Chasing Lincolns Killer, and adaptations of Manhunt and Bloody Crimes for young readers.
Swanson was born on Lincolns birthday.
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