How the heck did Swanson manage to make this very well-known story so riveting? I mean, everyone knows that (UNNECESSARY SPOILER ALERT MOSTLY JUST FOR THOSE OF YOU WHO HAVE SPENT YOUR LIFE LIVING IN A CAVE---->) President Lincoln was assassinated at Ford's Theater by stage actor John Wilkes Booth, who was subsequently caught. And yet Manhunt
is genuinely exciting, give or take a section that was drawn out a bit, I suspect in order to add a few more pages to the book. The actions of the event and those surrounding it are few. There's the evening of the president's assassination as well as that of some of his cabinet members, and then it's just a search for the killer(s) for a few days and finally a quick shoot out. I'm honestly impressed how the author kept the pace up almost through out. I mean, I'm having trouble keeping up the excitement just in this short review!