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Author Sides, Hampton.

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

Imprint New York : Doubleday, 2010.

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Location Call No. Status OPAC Message Public Note Gift Note
 Moore Stacks  E185.97.K5 S534 2010    Available  ---  Gift of Dr. Thomas Simonet.
Edition 1st ed.
Description xiv, 459 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 49-59).
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 Drawing on previously unpublished material, this nonfiction thriller illuminates how history is so often a matter of the petty bringing down the great.--From publisher description.
Provenance Gift of Dr. Thomas Simonet.
Subject King, Martin Luther, Jr., 1929-1968 -- Assassination.
Ray, James Earl, 1928-1998.
King, Martin Luther, Jr., 1929-1968
Ray, James Earl, 1928-1998
ISBN 9780385523929