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

By: Sides, Hampton

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Brand new book in a new dust jacket, opened only for signing. Signed by author **ADDITIONAL SHIPPING MAY APPLY TO INTERNATIONAL ORDERS** About the book: NATIONAL BESTSELLER Edgar Award Nominee One of the Best Books of the Year: O, The Oprah Magazine, Time, The Washington Post, The Christian Science Monitor, St. Louis Post-Dispatch, San Francisco Chronicle From the acclaimed bestselling author of Ghost Soldiers and Blood and Thunder, a taut, intense narrative about the assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr., and the largest manhunt in American history. 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 manwhose real name was James Earl Raydrifted through the South, into Mexico, and then Los Angeles, where he was galvanized by George Wallaces 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 Kings funeral, Sides gives us a riveting cross-cut narrative of the assassins flight and the sixty-five-day search that led investigators to Canada, Portugal, and Englanda massive manhunt ironically led by Hoovers FBI. Magnificent in scope, drawing on a wealth of previously unpublished material, this nonfiction thriller illuminates one of the darkest hours in American lifean example of how history is so often a matter of the petty bringing down the great.

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

Author Name: Sides, Hampton

Categories: History-American, Biography & Autobiography, ~Signed Books~,

Edition: 1st Edition

Publisher: New York, New York, U.S.A., Doubleday: 2010

ISBN Number: 0385523920

ISBN Number 13: 9780385523929

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: As New

Jacket Condition: As New

Type: Book

Inscription: Signed by Author(s)

Size: 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall

lbs: 1.00 lbs

Seller ID: 000010

Keywords: Signed, Martin Luther King, American History, 20th century-US