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Bloody Times

The Funeral of Abraham Lincoln and the Manhunt for Jefferson Davis

Bloody Times by James L. Swanson
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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.

HarperCollins; December 2010
208 pages; ISBN 9780062036087
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Title: Bloody Times
Author: James L. Swanson