Bloody Crimes: The Chase for Jefferson Davis and the Death Pageant for Lincoln's Corpse

Written by:
James L. Swanson
Narrated by:
Richard Thomas

Unabridged Audiobook

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1
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Release Date
September 2010
Duration
12 hours 45 minutes
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In Bloody Crimes, James L. Swanson—the Edgar® Award-winning, New York Times bestselling author of Manhunt—brings to life two epic events of the Civil War era: the thrilling chase to apprehend Confederate president Jefferson Davis in the wake of the Lincoln assassination and the momentous  20 -day funeral that took Abraham Lincoln’s body home to Springfield. A true tale full of fascinating twists and turns, and lavishly illustrated with dozens of rare historical images—some never before seen—Bloody Crimes is a fascinating companion to Swanson’s Manhunt and  a riveting true-crime thriller that will electrify civil war buffs, general readers, and everyone in between.
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Crompton B.

Anyone who has read Swanson's Manhunt would be drawn to this new title and no disappointment with his latest. One of the most outstanding features of the work is the parallel narratives that juxtapose the Lincoln funeral pageant with the flight of Jefferson Davis...compelling to say the least. If you're looking for treatment of the hunt for Booth, best to look to the author's previous publication, but it's not necessary to the task at hand...tracing Lincoln's journey home to Springfield and Davis' steadfast refusal to believe that even after abandoning Richmond, the Confederate cause was not at a close. Bottom line, none better to bring the story home than Richard Thomas as narrator!

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