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Hellhound on His Trail: The Stalking of Martin Luther King, Jr. And the International Hunt for His Assassin

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From the acclaimed bestselling author of Ghost Soldiers and Blood and Thunder, a taut, intense narrative about the assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr., and the largest manhunt in American history.

On April 23, 1967, Prisoner #416J, an inmate at the notorious Missouri State Penitentiary, escaped in a breadbox. Fashioning himself Eric Galt, this nondescript thief and con man—whose real name was James Earl Ray—drifted through the South, into Mexico, and then Los Angeles, where he was galvanized by George Wallace’s racist presidential campaign.

On February 1, 1968, two Memphis garbage men were crushed to death in their hydraulic truck, provoking the exclusively African American workforce to go on strike. Hoping to resuscitate his faltering crusade, King joined the sanitation workers’ cause, but their march down Beale Street, the historic avenue of the blues, turned violent. Humiliated, King fatefully vowed to return to Memphis in April.

With relentless storytelling drive, Sides follows Galt and King as they crisscross the country, one stalking the other, until the crushing moment at the Lorraine Motel when 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 riveting cross-cut narrative of the assassin’s flight and the sixty-five-day search that led investigators to Canada, Portugal, and England—a massive manhunt ironically led by Hoover’s FBI.

Magnificent in scope, drawing on a wealth of previously unpublished material, this nonfiction thriller illuminates one of the darkest hours in American life—an example of how history is so often a matter of the petty bringing down the great.

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A native of Memphis, HAMPTON SIDES is an award-winning editor of Outside and the

Synopsis:

From the acclaimed bestselling author of "Ghost Soldiers" comes a taut, intense narrative about the assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr., and the largest manhunt in American history. Magnificent in scope, drawing on a wealth of previously unpublished material, this nonfiction thriller illuminates one of the darkest hours in American life.

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#416-J — In the City of Kings — Who is Eric Galt? — The hottest man in the country — #65477.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780385533195
Subtitle:
The Stalking of Martin Luther King, Jr., and the International Hunt for His Assassin
Publisher:
Doubleday
Author:
Sides, Hampton
Author:
Hampton, Sides
Subject:
History : Social History
Subject:
Social history
Subject:
United States - 20th Century/60s
Subject:
Ethnic Studies - African American Studies - Histor
Subject:
Murder - General
Subject:
African American Studies-Civil Rights Movement
Subject:
African American Studies-Martin Luther King Jr
Subject:
Audio Books-US History
Subject:
Audio Books-World Affairs
Subject:
Politics-United States Politics
Subject:
US History-1960 to 1980
Subject:
US History - 20th Century
Subject:
AFAM-MLK JR750EndCap
Subject:
main_subject
Subject:
all_subjects
Publication Date:
20100427
Binding:
ELECTRONIC
Language:
English
Pages:
459

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Biography » General
History and Social Science » African American Studies » General
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History and Social Science » Ethnic Studies » General
History and Social Science » US History » 20th Century » General
History and Social Science » US History » General
History and Social Science » World History » General

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"Synopsis" by , From the acclaimed bestselling author of "Ghost Soldiers" comes a taut, intense narrative about the assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr., and the largest manhunt in American history. Magnificent in scope, drawing on a wealth of previously unpublished material, this nonfiction thriller illuminates one of the darkest hours in American life.
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