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February 03, 2006
IN THE MAIL: James Swanson's Manhunt : The 12-Day Chase for Lincoln's Killer. From the description, it sounds like a real-life thriller -- a sort of Victorian Tom Clancy story, or something. "For 12 days, assisted by family and some women smitten by his legendary physical beauty, Booth relied on smarts, stealth and luck to elude the best detectives, military officers and local police the federal government could muster. Taking the reader into the action, the story is shot through with breathless, vivid, even gory detail." Sounds pretty cool.