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

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An astonishing account of the assassination of America's most beloved and celebrated civil rights leader, Martin Luther King, by NY Times bestselling author, James L. Swanson.

In his meteoric, thirteen-year rise to fame, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. led a mass movement for Civil Rights -- with his relentless peaceful, non-violent protests, public demonstrations, and eloquent speeches. But as violent threats cast a dark shadow over Dr. King's life, Swanson hones in on James Earl Ray, a bizarre, racist, prison escapee who tragically ends King's life.

As he did in his bestselling Scholastic MG/YA books Chasing LIncoln's Killer and "THE PRESIDENT HAS BEEN SHOT!", Swanson transports readers back to one of the most shocking, sad, and terrifying events in American history.

Over 80 photographs, captions, bibliography, various source notes, and index included.

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Author swanson james l
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Last Update 2018-05-18 04:36:41AM
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subject_facet Illustrated works, King, Martin Luther, -- Jr., -- 1929-1968 -- Assassination -- Juvenile literature, Ray, James Earl, -- 1928-1998 -- Juvenile literature
title_display Chasing King's killer : the hunt for Martin Luther King, Jr.'s assassin
title_full Chasing King's killer : the hunt for Martin Luther King, Jr.'s assassin / by James L. Swanson
title_short Chasing King's killer :
title_sub the hunt for Martin Luther King, Jr.'s assassin
topic_facet Assassination, King, Martin Luther, Ray, James Earl