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The Resource Chasing King's killer : the hunt for Martin Luther King, Jr.'s assassin, James L. Swanson

Chasing King's killer : the hunt for Martin Luther King, Jr.'s assassin, James L. Swanson

Label
Chasing King's killer : the hunt for Martin Luther King, Jr.'s assassin
Title
Chasing King's killer
Title remainder
the hunt for Martin Luther King, Jr.'s assassin
Statement of responsibility
James L. Swanson
Title variation
Hunt for Martin Luther King, Jr.'s assassin
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • "James Earl Ray and Martin Luther King, Jr. had two very different life journeys -- but their paths fatally collide when Ray assassinates the world-renown civil rights leader. This book provides an inside look into both of their lives, the history of the time, and a blow-by-blow examination of the assassination and its aftermath."--Provided by publisher
  • "This is the story of the murder of Dr. martin Luther King, Jr., and the hunt for his killer. On the evening of April 4, 1968, Martin Luther King, Jr., stepped onto the balcony of Lorraine Motel in Memphis, Tennessee. What happened next -- a man in a window, a rifle, and a single shot -- was one of the most horrific and tragic events of the twentieth century. But this book is about more than a murder. It is the story of two men set against the backdrop of the turbulent 1960s -- a decade of assassinations, the civil rights movement, the Vietnam War, the counterculture, and the race to the moon. It is the story of King's heroic life, his tumultuous last year, and his fateful trip to Memphis. But is also the story of a mysterious, lifelong criminal -- James Earl Ray -- whose 1967 escape from prison sent him on a strange, year-long journey that unexpectedly climaxed with King's murder and one of the biggest manhunts in American history. In an action-packed, minute-by-minute, ticking-clock narrative, James L. Swanson, award-winning New York Times bestselling author of Manhunt, Chasing Lincoln's Killer, and "The President has been shot!": The Assassination of John F. Kennedy, weaves together the riveting stories of the assassin and the civil rights leader as he transports readers back to one of the most shocking, sad, and frightening days in American history." -- Publisher's description
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1959-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Swanson, James L.
Dewey number
  • 323.092
  • B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
E185.97.K5
LC item number
S95 2018
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • King, Martin Luther
  • Ray, James Earl
Label
Chasing King's killer : the hunt for Martin Luther King, Jr.'s assassin, James L. Swanson
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
  • cartographic image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
  • cri
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Prologue : "A sneeze meant death" -- Introduction to Martin Luther King, Jr. and the Civil Rights movement. 1865-1958: Jim Crow America -- The early years -- 1955-156: Montgomery Bus Boycott -- 1959-1962: On the rise: lunch counters, freedom riders, and Ole Miss -- 1963: Tragedies and triumphs: protests in Birmingham, a letter from jail, and a march on Washington -- 1963, continued: disaster and hope: a bombing in Birmingham, the assassination of a president, and a new leader -- 1964: From the Civil Rights Bill and the Nobel Prize to a murder and a slander -- 1965: New challenges and warning signs: the assassination of Malcolm X, the battle for Selma, the Voting Rights Act, and the Watts Riot -- 1966: A year of doubts and divisions: Chicago, Black Panthers, and militants -- 1967: Splitting the movement and opposition to the Vietnam War -- A collision course. April 23, 1967: A jail break -- 1968: A very bad year -- The assassination. Planning a murder -- March 30-31, 1968: Momentous days -- April 1 and 2, 1968: Countdown to Memphis -- April 3, 1968: A great day--"I would like to live" -- April 4, 1968: The last day -- Manhunt! April 4: Escaping Memphis -- April 4: To the hospital -- April 4: A hot tip and a hoax -- April 4: Aftermath at the motel and across the nation -- April 5, 1968: The FBI investigation -- April 9, 1968: Farewell to a king -- April 16-20, 1968: The assassin identified -- June 4-8, 1968: Another assassination and an arrest -- A year like no other -- Epilogue
Dimensions
23 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
373 pages
Isbn
9780545723336
Lccn
2017008562
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • ocn973733585
  • (OCoLC)973733585
  • 985463
Label
Chasing King's killer : the hunt for Martin Luther King, Jr.'s assassin, James L. Swanson
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
  • cartographic image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
  • cri
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Prologue : "A sneeze meant death" -- Introduction to Martin Luther King, Jr. and the Civil Rights movement. 1865-1958: Jim Crow America -- The early years -- 1955-156: Montgomery Bus Boycott -- 1959-1962: On the rise: lunch counters, freedom riders, and Ole Miss -- 1963: Tragedies and triumphs: protests in Birmingham, a letter from jail, and a march on Washington -- 1963, continued: disaster and hope: a bombing in Birmingham, the assassination of a president, and a new leader -- 1964: From the Civil Rights Bill and the Nobel Prize to a murder and a slander -- 1965: New challenges and warning signs: the assassination of Malcolm X, the battle for Selma, the Voting Rights Act, and the Watts Riot -- 1966: A year of doubts and divisions: Chicago, Black Panthers, and militants -- 1967: Splitting the movement and opposition to the Vietnam War -- A collision course. April 23, 1967: A jail break -- 1968: A very bad year -- The assassination. Planning a murder -- March 30-31, 1968: Momentous days -- April 1 and 2, 1968: Countdown to Memphis -- April 3, 1968: A great day--"I would like to live" -- April 4, 1968: The last day -- Manhunt! April 4: Escaping Memphis -- April 4: To the hospital -- April 4: A hot tip and a hoax -- April 4: Aftermath at the motel and across the nation -- April 5, 1968: The FBI investigation -- April 9, 1968: Farewell to a king -- April 16-20, 1968: The assassin identified -- June 4-8, 1968: Another assassination and an arrest -- A year like no other -- Epilogue
Dimensions
23 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
373 pages
Isbn
9780545723336
Lccn
2017008562
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • ocn973733585
  • (OCoLC)973733585
  • 985463

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