I just finished reading Manhunt by James L. Swanson. The story of the assassination of President Lincoln and the manhunt for his murderer John Wilkes Booth is as gripping today as it was then, or at least that is the way I felt as I read this outstanding book. One of the most amazing scenes in the book is when doctors who were present in the audience for the play that night at Ford’s Theater carried the dying President’s body outside, looking to take him somewhere, anywhere. “What to do with the President?” The author’s description of that night, that scene, outside on the muddy streets of the nation’s captial, holding the ruler of the nation and the most prominent citizen in that city and in that nation, is unforgettable. A page-turner!