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

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

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Hellhound on his trail : the stalking of Martin Luther King, Jr. and the international hunt for his assassin
Title
Hellhound on his trail
Title remainder
the stalking of Martin Luther King, Jr. and the international hunt for his assassin
Statement of responsibility
Hampton Sides
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
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
Biography type
contains biographical information
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DLC
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Sides, Hampton
Dewey number
364.1524092
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • King, Martin Luther
  • Ray, James Earl
  • Assassins
  • Large print books
Target audience
general
Label
Hellhound on his trail : the stalking of Martin Luther King, Jr. and the international hunt for his assassin, Hampton Sides
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [683]-699)
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
Large print ed.
Extent
xv, 699 p. (large print)
Isbn
9780739377574
Lccn
2010292429
Specific material designation
large print
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780739377574
  • (OCoLC)436030181
Label
Hellhound on his trail : the stalking of Martin Luther King, Jr. and the international hunt for his assassin, Hampton Sides
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [683]-699)
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
Large print ed.
Extent
xv, 699 p. (large print)
Isbn
9780739377574
Lccn
2010292429
Specific material designation
large print
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780739377574
  • (OCoLC)436030181

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