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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
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
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 Drawing on previously unpublished material, this nonfiction thriller illuminates how history is so often a matter of the petty bringing down the great.--From publisher description
Cataloging source
DLC
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Sides, Hampton
Dewey number
364.152/4092
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
E185.97.K5
LC item number
S534 2010
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • King, Martin Luther
  • Ray, James Earl
Label
Hellhound on his trail : the stalking of Martin Luther King, Jr., and the international hunt for his assassin, Hampton Sides
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocm436030181
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
699 pages (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9780739377574
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)436030181
  • (OCoLC)436030181
  • (Sirsi) a1025697
Label
Hellhound on his trail : the stalking of Martin Luther King, Jr., and the international hunt for his assassin, Hampton Sides
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocm436030181
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
699 pages (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9780739377574
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)436030181
  • (OCoLC)436030181
  • (Sirsi) a1025697

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