Bloody Times: The Funeral of Abraham Lincoln and the Manhunt for Jefferson Davis

Bloody Times: The Funeral of Abraham Lincoln and the Manhunt for Jefferson Davis

by James L. Swanson

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Overview

A suspense-filled true-crime thriller that brings to life two epic events of the Civil War era: the chase to apprehend Confederate president Jefferson Davis and the momentous 20-day funeral that took Abraham Lincoln’s body home to Springfield following his assassination. Bloody Times is New York Times bestselling author James L. Swanson’s young readers' adaptation of his acclaimed book for adults Bloody Crimes.

A true tale full of fascinating twists and turns, and lavishly illustrated with dozens of rare historical images—some never before seen—Bloody Times captures the riveting stories of these two influential men as they made their last journeys through the bloody landscape of a wounded nation.

This young readers’ edition contains a note from the author, a glossary, a list of important figures of the Civil War era, and a guide to visiting the sites mentioned in the book.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780061560897
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 12/28/2010
Pages: 196
Sales rank: 614,262
Product dimensions: 9.52(w) x 11.34(h) x 0.77(d)
Lexile: 1010L (what's this?)
Age Range: 12 - 17 Years

About the Author

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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Bloody Times 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 20 reviews.
HeatherWigginton on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This book is a telling of the two Civil War president's actions as the war and both of their lives come to an end. Swanson tells a historic account using many original sources in the novel. From Lee's surrender, to Lincoln's assasination, and all the way to Davis' capture, this story is rooted in historical facts. This would be a good book to use in an 8th grade classroom when the students are learning about the Civil War. I wouldn't particularly use this in an English classroom, but it would be a good tool in a Social Studies class. This book could easily be paired with "Huckleberry Finn" or for a high school class Kate Chopin's "The Awakening."I liked this book because of its history and I learned a lot that I didn't know about the Civil War and the parallels between Lincoln and Davis. I had a hard time reading this book because it read a lot like that of a history textbook. I wish the story could have been told through a more interesting narrative while still staying true to the facts. I think nonfiction is hard for English teachers because the nonfiction they are used to reading is literary criticism, rather than the retelling of historical events.
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Pretty good
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This author is great i read all his books
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Good
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I didnt even read it .
Carter Williams More than 1 year ago
this book is good if you looked tgis one you wo