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Chasing Lincoln's Killer
Audience: 6th Grade - 8th Grade
In April 1865, the country was struggling to get back on its feet. The Civil War had ended, and as they began the slow process of rebuilding the Union, a confederate sympathizer named John Wilkes Booth plotted. Booth was a famous actor, and he hated Lincoln, calling him a tyrant and worse. After several failed plots, he shot Lincoln in the head. Then he ran, and was pursued by the law for 12 heart-stopping days before he was captured. Chasing Lincoln's Killer is an exciting historical thriller that describes the days leading up to Lincoln's assassination and follows Booth's desperate attempt to escape justice. Most of the dialogue was taken from original sources, which makes the book especially gripping. This book reads like fiction, and even those who are not fans of nonfiction will enjoy it.
Date read: 10/20/2012
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