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Feature Wed Sep 15 2010

What We're Reading: Manhunt: The 12-Day Chase for Lincoln's Killer

What We're Reading is a weekly column that asks Chicagoans about the books they're currently enjoying (or not).


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manhuntswanson.jpgWhat are you reading?
Manhunt: The 12-Day Chase for Lincoln's Killer, by [Chicago native] James Swanson.

What's it about (in 20 words or less)?
Covers in great detail the two weeks from Lincoln's murder to the capture of his assassin.

What drew you to this book?
My brother recommended it. I enjoy history.

What kind of person would you recommend it to?
Most everyone -- it's a very good book and would appeal to anyone who has even a passing interest in Lincoln.

Who's your favorite author right now?
Carson McCullers.

What's your favorite place to read in Chicago or its environs?
I only read in bed or on a plane, and I only buy books online.

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