by James L. Swanson (364.152/SWA) Review by Ms. Bower
If you are really interested in this topic (Reading about it has consumed much of my summer 2009!), then this is the book for you! It is a fast read that constantly alternates between the actions of Lincoln, Booth, and the other event players (so you know what is happening with each person as each part of the story unfolds)…without getting confusing for one moment. Nevertheless, I kept checking the map of Booth’s escape route at the front of the book to chart the assassin’s progress. I had a really hard time putting down this read, and i think that is “really saying something” considering the outcome is certainly no mystery. Included are a bit of Booth’s diary and an epilogue showing what became of some of the other persons involved.
*Try this fun activity when you finish reading the book: Manhunt interactive game. The answers will be revealed in green with the next click after all four choices are revealed for a particular question. Composed for the April 2010 EHS Book Talk using my personal notes and Google images, the 10-question powerpoint will enhance your knowledge of the conspiracy and test your reading skill.