James L. Swanson Writing Styles in Chasing Lincoln's Killer

James L. Swanson
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Point of View

The story is written in third person from the perspective of the author. The author explains in the first pages of the book that he was born on Lincoln's birthday, creating a connection to the former president. When the author was 10, his grandmother gave him a gift that included a rendering of the gun Booth used in the assassination along with a piece of a newspaper clipping of the event. That sparked the author's interest in the topic and the book is the result of his research into the event.

While the story may be factual, there are opinions included. This means the reader has to determine which pieces of information are the author's opinions and which are documented facts. For example, the author mentions Booth's state of mind in the moments leading up to the murder. There seems to be no way to know...

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