Bloody Times: The Funeral of Abraham Lincoln and the Manhunt for Jefferson Davis (Hardcover)
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.
★ “A compelling drama. Readers will be fascinated. A brilliant book that is sure to be a hit with history aficionados.”
★ “Compelling. This fascinating twin study of two American icons will appeal to more than just Civil War buffs.”
“Relevant, provocative, and very well researched.”