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

Sides, Hampton. (Author).

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Altoona Area Public Library 364.1524 SID 1 (Text) 33240004243534 Adult Nonfiction Available -

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  • ISBN: 9780385523929 :
  • ISBN: 0385523920
  • Physical Description: xiv, 459 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
  • Edition: 1st ed.
  • Publisher: New York : Doubleday, c2010.

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Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references (p. [407]-459).
Formatted Contents Note: #416-J -- In the City of Kings -- Who is Eric Galt? -- The hottest man in the country -- #65477.
Summary, etc.: 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 Drawing on previously unpublished material, this nonfiction thriller illuminates how history is so often a matter of the petty bringing down the great.--From publisher description.
Subject: Ray, James Earl 1928-1998
King, Martin Luther Jr 1929-1968 Assassination
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