LOC National Book Festival (2011) - jef1000

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James Swanson, who shares Abraham Lincoln's Feb. 12 birthday, is the author of the New York Times best-seller "Manhunt: The 12-Day Chase for Lincoln's Killer," upon which the young people's version, "Chasing Lincoln's Killer," is based. Swanson has written for The Wall Street Journal, Smithsonian and the Los Angeles Times, among other publications. He serves on the advisory board of the Ford's Theatre Abraham Lincoln Bicentennial Campaign and also on the advisory committee of the Abraham Lincoln Bicentennial Commission. "Bloody Crimes: The Chase for Jefferson Davis and the Death Pageant for Lincoln's Corpse" (HarperCollins) is Swanson's new book.