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.
About the Author
James L. Swanson is the author of the New York Times bestseller Manhunt: The 12-Day Chase for Lincoln's Killer. He is an attorney who has written about history, the Constitution, popular culture, and other subjects for a variety of publications, including the Wall Street Journal, American Heritage, Smithsonian, and the Los Angeles Times. Mr. Swanson serves on the advisory council of the Ford's Theatre Abraham Lincoln Bicentennial Campaign and is a member of the advisory committee of the Abraham Lincoln Bicentennial Commission.