Analysis Of Manhunt : The 12 Day Chase For Lincoln 's Killer Essay

1262 Words Nov 16th, 2014 6 Pages
James L. Swanson became fascinated with President Lincoln and other presidents at an early age. Naturally, Swanson was born on Abraham Lincoln’s birthday. He has written many books on Lincoln and Kennedy. His book Manhunt: The 12-Day Chase for Lincoln’s Killer is a New York Times Bestseller. He wrote a book for a younger audience called Chasing Lincoln’s Killer. He also wrote Bloody Times: The Funeral of Abraham Lincoln and the Manhunt for Jefferson Davis and Lincoln’s Assassin about President Lincoln. He wrote End of Days: The Assassination of John F. Kennedy, and “The President Has Been Shot!” about President Kennedy. Swanson is a part of the Lincoln Bicentennial Commission. He is an avid Lincoln scholar who gets his information from archives, relics, and trial transcripts. He got a degree in history at the University of Chicago. He also went to the University of California and got a degree in law. He has held many government positions in Washington. One of which was at the United States Department of Justice. This nonfiction documentary book focuses on what happened when our beloved President John F. Kennedy was shot, but also what led up to those horrific moments and a history of him. The book was split into two parts chronologically. The first part was more about Kennedy as a president, and what was happening in the world and what he was involved in. It also discussed his life before presidency. This is important because it gave a better understanding of who he was…

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