For this month's Readers' Review: "Drown" -- the debut collection of short stories by Pulitzer Prize-winning writer Junot Diaz. Twenty years ago, Diaz published ten heart-breaking tales about a fragmented family from the Dominican Republic finding their way in 1980s America.
After assassinating President Lincoln, John Wilkes Booth eluded capture for 12 days. Author James Swanson recounts the hunt for Lincoln’s killer and examines why an actor at the height of his fame would throw it all away in order to avenge the defeat of the South.
- James Swanson attorney and Lincoln scholar. His articles have appeared in the "Wall Street Journal," the "Los Angeles Times" and "American Heritage." He is co-author of "Lincoln's Assassins: Their Trial and Execution."
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