Chasing Lincoln’s Killer

Chasing Lincoln’s Killer by James L. Swanson

New York:  Scholastic Press

2009       194pages

This is a wonderful non-fiction book that reads like a novel.  Readers will love James Swanson account of the events that led up to John Wilkes Booth assassinating President Lincoln, how the actual event went down and the 12 day man-hunt for this notorious murderer.  This book is a fast pace, quick read that will be hard to put down. Great to be used with a civil war unit.  This writer has written an adult version of this event which would probably be better for high school students.

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Quality 5  Popularity 4         Grades:  Middle, Junior High    



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