Monday, February 16, 2009

A Slew of Lincoln Books

With Abraham Lincoln's bicentennial birthday being celebrated this year, there is a plethora of new writings springing up from a seemingly-unending well. But within this new Lincoln genre a very important demographic is not being addressed: the younger readers. Luckily though, I stumbled upon one book by James Swanson called Chasing Lincoln's Killer. This entertaining and historically-accurate story retells the events leading up to and the event of President Lincoln's assassination. In addition to the same old account of the president's death, Chasing Lincoln's Killer follows John Wilkes Boothe and his main accomplices into Virginia for the twelve day manhunt that ensued.

James Swanson's young-readers version of this important historical event is not only a fast-paced, well written book, IT HAS PICTURES!


P.S. For an excellent Lincoln comic, visit


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