Hellhound on his trail : the stalking of Martin Luther King, Jr., and the international hunt for his assassin
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Hellhound on his trail : the stalking of Martin Luther King, Jr., and the international hunt for his assassin

By Sides, Hampton.

Published by Doubleday, New York

ISBN 9780385523929

Bib Id 1408028

Copyright 2010

Edition 1st ed.

Description xiv, 459 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.

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ISBN
9780385523929
0385523920
Call #
364.1524 S
Title
Hellhound on his trail : the stalking of Martin Luther King, Jr., and the international hunt for his assassin
Varying Form of Title
Hell hound on his trail
Edition
1st ed.
Publication Information
by Doubleday, New York :
Copyright Date
2010
Description
xiv, 459 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
Bibliography
Includes bibliographical references (p. [407]-459).
Contents
#416-J -- In the City of Kings -- Who is Eric Galt? -- The hottest man in the country -- #65477.
Summary
April, 1967: a prison escape. James Earl Ray, nondescript thief and con man, drifts through the South, into Mexico, and then Los Angeles, where he is galvanized by George Wallace's racist presidential campaign. February, 1968: a Memphis garbage strike. Martin Luther King joins the sanitation workers' cause, but their march turns violent. King vows to return to Memphis in April. Historian Sides follows Ray and King as they crisscross the country, one stalking the other, until the drifter catches up with his prey. Against the backdrop of the resulting nationwide riots and the pathos of King's funeral, Sides gives us a cross-cut narrative of the assassin's flight and the 65-day search that led investigators to Canada, Portugal, and England--a massive manhunt ironically led by Hoover's FBI. Drawing on previously unpublished material, this nonfiction thriller illuminates how history is so often a matter of the petty bringing down the great.--From publisher description.

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