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Swanson, James L. 1959-

Overview
Works: 73 works in 367 publications in 1 language and 16,124 library holdings
Genres: Case studies  Juvenile works  History  Literature  Biographies  Picture books  Pictorial works  Illustrated works  Children's audiobooks  Textbooks 
Roles: Author, Speaker, Editor
Classifications: E457.5, 364.1524097309034
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Most widely held works by James L Swanson
Manhunt : the twelve-day chase for Lincoln's killer by James L Swanson( Book )

33 editions published between 2006 and 2009 in English and held by 3,524 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The murder of Abraham Lincoln set off the greatest manhunt in American history. From April 14 to April 26, 1865, the assassin led Union cavalry and detectives on a wild twelve-day chase through the streets of Washington, D.C., across the swamps of Maryland, and into the forests of Virginia, while the nation, still reeling from the just-ended Civil War, watched in horror. A Confederate sympathizer and a member of a celebrated acting family, John Wilkes Booth threw away his fame and wealth for a chance to avenge the South's defeat. Based on rare archival materials, obscure trial transcripts, and Lincoln's own blood relics, this book is a fully documented work, but it is also a tale of murder, intrigue, and betrayal, an hour-by-hour account told through the eyes of the hunted and the hunters.--From publisher description
Chasing Lincoln's killer by James L Swanson( Book )

8 editions published between 2009 and 2012 in English and held by 2,122 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This story is true. All the characters are real and were alive during the great manhunt of April 1865. Their words are authentic and come from original sources: letters, manuscripts, trial transcripts, newspapers, government reports, pamphlets, books and other documents. What happened in Washington, D.C., that spring, and in the swamps and rivers, forests and fields of Maryland and Virginia during the next twelve days, is far too incredible to have been made up." So begins this 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. Based on James Swanson's adult book Manhunt: The 12-Day Chase for Lincoln's Killer, this young people's version is a look at the assassination of a president, and shows readers Abraham Lincoln the man, the father, the husband, the friend, and how his death impacted those closest to him
Bloody crimes : the chase for Jefferson Davis and the death pageant for Lincoln's corpse by James L Swanson( Book )

10 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 1,744 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On the morning of April 2, 1865, Jefferson Davis, president of the Confederacy, received a telegram from General Robert E. Lee. There is no more time the Yankees are coming, it warned. Shortly before midnight, Davis boarded a train from Richmond and fled the capital, setting off an intense chase as Union cavalry hunted the Confederate president. Two weeks later, President Lincoln was assassinated, and the nation was convinced that Davis was involved in the conspiracy. To the Union, Davis was no longer merely a traitor, but a murderer. Lincoln's murder, autopsy, and White House funeral transfixed the nation. Millions watched the funeral train roll by on its way to Illinois, in the largest and most magnificent funeral pageant in American history. Meanwhile, Davis was hunted down and placed in captivity, the beginning of an intense and dramatic odyssey that would transform him into a martyr of the South's Lost Cause."--Publisher description
"The President has been shot" : the assassination of John F. Kennedy by James L Swanson( Book )

8 editions published between 2013 and 2021 in English and held by 1,573 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Recounts the 35th president's assassination and details key events while sharing informative back matter and archival photographs
End of days : the assassination of John F. Kennedy by James L Swanson( Book )

14 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 1,124 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Brings to life the minute-by-minute details of the JFK assassination--from the Kennedys' arrival in Texas through the shooting in Dealey Plaza and the shocking aftermath that continues to reverberate in our national consciousness fifty years later. The assassination of John F. Kennedy on November 22, 1963, has been the subject of enduring debate, speculation, and numerous conspiracy theories, but Swanson's absorbing and complete account follows the event hour-by-hour, from the moment Lee Harvey Oswald conceived of the crime three days before its execution, to his own murder two days later at a Dallas Police precinct at the hands of Jack Ruby, a two-bit nightclub owner. Based on sweeping research never before collected so powerfully in a single volume, and illustrated with photographs, End of Days distills Kennedy's assassination into a pulse-pounding thriller that is sure to become the definitive popular account of this historic crime for years to come
Lincoln's assassins : their trial and execution : an illustrated history by James L Swanson( Book )

16 editions published between 1990 and 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,114 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents more than three hundred portraits, artifacts, photographs, prints, letters, and other visual records to document the fates of the eight persons accused of conspiracy to assassinate President Lincoln
Chasing King's killer : the hunt for Martin Luther King, Jr.'s assassin by James L Swanson( Book )

5 editions published in 2018 in English and held by 1,023 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"James Earl Ray and Martin Luther King, Jr. had two very different life journeys -- but their paths fatally collide when Ray assassinates the world-renown civil rights leader. This book provides an inside look into both of their lives, the history of the time, and a blow-by-blow examination of the assassination and its aftermath."--Provided by publisher
Manhunt : the twelve-day chase for Lincoln's killer by James L Swanson( Recording )

35 editions published between 2005 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 968 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dramatically portraying John Wilkes Booth's brutal crime and pulse-pounding escape, Swanson takes listeners on the unrelenting chase for the killer. Having sacrificed his wealth and theatrical legacy for a single bullet, the frantic Booth flees from D.C.'s streets, through Maryland's marshes, and into Virginia's woodlands. Trying to soothe the stunned nation, federal and local authorities launch a manhunt to capture Lincoln's elusive murderer. At the forefront of this pursuit are celebrated Civil War hero Colonel Everton Conger and his New York Cavalry. But on day 12 of this bizarre hunt, what really happens?
Bloody times : the funeral of Abraham Lincoln and the manhunt for Jefferson Davis by James L Swanson( Book )

11 editions published between 2010 and 2018 in English and held by 872 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On the morning of April 2, 1865, Jefferson Davis received a telegram from General Robert E. Lee. There is no more time--the Yankees are coming, it warned. That night Davis fled Richmond, setting off an intense manhunt for the Confederate president. Two weeks later, President Lincoln was assassinated, and the nation was convinced that Davis was involved in the conspiracy that led to the crime. Lincoln's murder, autopsy, and White House funeral transfixed the nation. His final journey began when soldiers placed his corpse aboard a special train that would carry him home to Springfield, Illinois. It was the most magnificent funeral pageant in American history
Chasing Lincoln's killer by James L Swanson( Recording )

22 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in English and held by 633 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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
Bloody crimes : [the chase for Jefferson Davis and the death pageant for Lincoln's corpse] by James L Swanson( Recording )

16 editions published between 2010 and 2021 in 3 languages and held by 251 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Swanson returns to the Civil War era to tell the epic story of the search for Jefferson Davis and the eventful funeral procession for assassinated president Abraham Lincoln
End of days : the assassination of John F. Kennedy by James L Swanson( Recording )

11 editions published between 2011 and 2014 in English and held by 195 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

James Swanson brings to life the minute-by-minute details of the JFK assassination. He starts with the Kennedys' arrival in Texas, to the shooting in Dealey Plaza, and the shocking aftermath
Chasing King's killer : the hunt for Martin Luther King, Jr.'s assassin by James L Swanson( Recording )

9 editions published in 2018 in English and held by 153 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

As violent threats cast a dark shadow over Dr. King's life, Swanson hones in on James Earl Ray, a bizarre, racist prison escapee who tragically ends King's life
The president has been shot! : the assassination of John F. Kennedy by James L Swanson( )

14 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 150 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

James Swanson transports listeners back to one of the most shocking, sad, and terrifying events in American history. A riveting, ticking-clock pace, with an unprecedented eye for dramatic details and impeccable historical accuracy to tell the story of the JFK assassination as it has never been told before
Manhunt : the 12-day chase for Abraham Lincoln's killer by James L Swanson( Book )

8 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 101 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

'Manhunt' presents an hour-by-hour account of the twelve days in 1865 between President Abraham Lincoln's assassination and the capture and death of his murderer, John Wilkes Booth. It tells the story through the eyes of the hunted and the hunters - and makes clear why Booth refused to be taken alive. Originally published: 2006
Glencoe world geography : a physical and cultural approach by Richard G Boehm( Book )

13 editions published between 1989 and 1995 in English and held by 82 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

[TofC Cont.] Cultural geography of South Asia; South Asia today -- East Asia: Physical geography of East Asia; Cultural geography of East Asia; East Asia today -- Southeast Asia: Physical geography of Southeast Asia; Cultural geography of Southeast Asia; Southeast Asia today -- Australia, oceania, and Antarctica: Physical geography of Australia, Oceania, and Antarctica; Cultural goegraphy of Australia, Oceania, and Antarctica; Australia, Oceania, and Antarctica today -- Appendixes: English glossary; Spanish handbook; Spanish glossary; Spanish summaries
Bettie Page : the life of a pin-up legend by Karen Essex( Book )

5 editions published between 1995 and 1998 in English and held by 61 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cato Supreme Court review( )

5 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 47 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this annual review offers a timely analysis, from a classical Madisonian perspective, of the most important cases from the Supreme Court's 2001-2002 term
Glencoe world geography by Richard G Boehm( Book )

8 editions published between 1989 and 1997 in English and held by 46 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

If you think that geography means memorizing a list of states and their capitals, think again. Geography is a broad and ever-changing subject. It includes the study of Earth's physical features, as well as the countless and fascinating ways that humans, animals, and plants interact with the world around them. This textbook covers six essential elements of Geography learning standards: 1. The world in spatial terms, 2. Places and regions, 3. Physical systems, 4. Human systems, 5. Environment and society, 6. The uses of geography. - Publisher
First Amendment law handbook( Book )

18 editions published between 1992 and 2004 in English and held by 44 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Chasing Lincoln's killerBloody crimes : the chase for Jefferson Davis and the death pageant for Lincoln's corpse"The President has been shot" : the assassination of John F. KennedyEnd of days : the assassination of John F. KennedyLincoln's assassins : their trial and execution : an illustrated historyChasing King's killer : the hunt for Martin Luther King, Jr.'s assassinManhunt : the twelve-day chase for Lincoln's killerBloody times : the funeral of Abraham Lincoln and the manhunt for Jefferson Davis
Alternative Names
James L. Swanson Amerikaans historicus

James L. Swanson historiador norte-americano

James Swanson historiador estadounidense

James Swanson historiador estatunidenc

James Swanson historian amerikan

James Swanson historien américain

James Swanson storico statunitense

Swanson, James 1959-

جيمس إل. سوانسون مؤرخ أمريكي

جيمس ال. سوانسون مؤرخ من امريكا

스완슨, 제임스 L

スワンソン, ジェイムズ・L

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English (264)