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James L. Swanson Cancelled

This author has cancelled their attendance with the Festival.

Lisa Nipp

James L. Swanson is the author of the New York Times best-seller "Manhunt: The 12-Day Chase for Lincoln's Killer," upon which his award-winning young adult book, "Chasing Lincoln's Killer," is based. "Manhunt" received an Edgar Award for the best non-fiction crime book of the year. James has degrees in history and law from The University of Chicago and UCLA, and he has held a number of government and think-tank posts in Washington, D.C., including at the United States Department of Justice.

His newest book is "Chasing King's Killer" about the hunt for the assassin of Martin Luther King, Jr.


Chasing King's Killer
Children / Teens
January 2018
ISBN 9780545723336
368 pages
$19.99, INSTORE
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"James Earl Ray and Martin Luther King, Jr. had two very different life journeys -- but their paths fatally collide when Ray assassinates the world-renown civil rights leader. More/less

Chasing Lincoln's Killer
Children / Teens
February 2009
ISBN 9780439903547
194 pages
$16.99, INSTORE
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Recounts the escape of John Wilkes Booth, Abraham Lincoln's assassin, and follows the intensive twelve-day search for him and his accomplices.

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