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Sep 27

Bloody Crimes: The Chase for Jefferson Davis and the Death Pageant for Lincoln's Corpse

A book reception

Location: The Heritage Foundation's Allison Foyer

The Heritage Foundation requests your presence at a reception to celebrate the publication of Bloody Crimes: The Chase for Jefferson Davis and the Death Pageant for Lincoln's Corpse, and to meet New York Times bestselling author James L. Swanson.

“A haunting masterpiece. James Swanson has written a thrilling book of death and longing, of defeat and resurrection.”
– Harlan Coben

“James Swanson is a master storyteller. Bloody Crimes is not only a thoroughly terrific read; it is a valuable contribution to history. Swanson’s brilliant decision to weave together the final days of Abraham Lincoln and Jefferson Davis provides fresh and compelling insights on both familiar figures.”
 – Doris Kearns Goodwin

“With the publication of Bloody Crimes, James L. Swanson emerges as one of America’s greatest historians. Swanson recounts the closing drama of the Civil War with hair-raising precision and the vivid narrative drive of a top-tier novelist. A grand tour de force!”
– Douglas Brinkley

More About the Speakers

New York Times Bestselling Author
James L. Swanson
Senior Legal Fellow, Center for Legal & Judicial Studies, The Heritage Foundation

Hosted By

Edwin Meese III Edwin Meese III

Ronald Reagan Distinguished Fellow Emeritus Read More