From the book jacket: The murder of Abraham Lincoln set off the greatest
manhunt in American history -- the pursuit and capture of John Wilkes Booth.
From April 14 to April 26, 1865, the assassin led Union cavalry and detectives
on a wild twelve-day chase through the streets of Washington, D.C., across the
swamps of Maryland, and into the forests of Virginia, while the nation, still
reeling from the just-ended Civil War, watched in horror and sadness.
At the very center of this story is John Wilkes Booth, America's notorious villain. A Confederate sympathizer and a member of a celebrated acting family, Booth threw away his fame and wealth for a chance to avenge the South's defeat. For almost two weeks, he confounded the manhunters, slipping away from their every move and denying them the justice they sought.
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