James L. Swanson
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James L. Swanson

James L. Swanson is the author of the New York Times bestseller Manhunt: The 12-Day Chase for Lincoln's Killer. He is an attorney who has written about history, the Constitution, popular culture, and other subjects for a variety of publications, including the Wall Street Journal, American Heritage, Smithsonian, and the Los Angeles Times. Mr. Swanson serves on the advisory council of the Ford's Theatre Abraham Lincoln Bicentennial Campaign and is a member of the advisory committee of the Abraham Lincoln Bicentennial Commission.

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Best Sellers

    • Chasing Lincoln's Killer

    • By: James L. Swanson
    • Narrated by: Will Patton
    • Length: 4 hrs
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 344
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 274
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 270

    This fast-paced thriller tells the story of the pursuit and capture of John Wilkes Booth and gives a day-by-day account of the wild chase to find this killer and his accomplices....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Superb in Every Way

    • By Lanna S. Seuret on 11-26-13

    Regular price: $20.97

    • Manhunt

    • The 12-Day Chase for Lincoln's Killer
    • By: James L. Swanson
    • Narrated by: Jonathan Davis
    • Length: 15 hrs and 33 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 71
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 64
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 65

    The murder of Abraham Lincoln set off the greatest manhunt in American history. From April 14 to April 26, 1865, the assassin, John Wilkes Booth, led Union cavalry and detectives on a wild chase....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Totally fascinating

    • By Arlene Montemarano on 06-18-17

    Regular price: $31.93

    • Bloody Crimes

    • The Chase for Jefferson Davis and the Death Pageant for Lincoln's Corpse
    • By: James L. Swanson
    • Narrated by: Richard Thomas
    • Length: 12 hrs and 47 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 161
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 100
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 99

    On the morning of April 2, 1865, Jefferson Davis, president of the Confederacy, received a telegram from General Robert E. Lee....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Not as good as manhunt

    • By mr kieran j murphy on 01-19-11

    Regular price: $28.51

    • Chasing King's Killer

    • The Hunt for Martin Luther King, Jr.'s Assassin
    • By: James L. Swanson
    • Narrated by: Kim Staunton
    • Length: 5 hrs and 40 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 4
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3

    An astonishing account of the assassination of America's most beloved and celebrated civil rights leader, Martin Luther King Jr....

    Regular price: $14.69

    • The President Has Been Shot!

    • The Assassination of John F. Kennedy
    • By: James L. Swanson
    • Narrated by: Will Patton
    • Length: 3 hrs and 56 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 63
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 52
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 50

    Swanson transports listeners back to one of the most shocking, sad, and terrifying events in American history....

    Regular price: $12.25

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