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

    by Hampton Sides

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    • Language: english
    • ISBN: 9780385523929 (0385523920)
    • Format: hardcover, 459 pages
    • Release date: April 27, 2010
    • Characters: Martin Luther King
    • Author: Hampton Sides
    • Awards: Edgar Award Nominee for Best Fact Crime (2011), Goodreads Choice Award Nominee for History and Biography (2010)
    • Genres: history, biography, crime, politics, historical, race
    • Publisher: Doubleday Books

    About The Book

    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.

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