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Hampton Sides's dramatic account of the stalking of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. by his assassin, and the killer's flight from justice, stands out as a bold example of both true crime and history. While Sides's approach may be somewhat unorthodox, Sides provides compelling portraits of the many key players--those close to and those opposed to Dr. King's work; he also presents an informative narrative of the comings and goings of Eric Starvo Galt in the months leading up to April 4, 1968, the fateful day when so much changed. His account of the aftermath of the assassination, and James Earl Ray's flight is compelling, as Sides successfully conveys the baseness of the motives that ended the life, but not the legacy. of Dr. King.
Relates the story of James Earl Ray's pursuit of Martin Luther King, Jr., across the country until finally killing the civil rights leader in Memphis and describes the ensuing international manhunt for Ray against the backdrop of the nationwide riots that followed the assassination.
Number of Pages: 459
Genre: True Crime, History
Sub-Genre: United States / 20th Century, Murder / General
Author: Hampton Sides
Street Date: April 27, 2010
Item Number (DPCI): 059-01-0824