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

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The ability to be informative as well as entertaining is a rare craft. Sides manages both of these with aplomb. Hellhound on His Trail: The Stalking of Martin Luther King, Jr. and the International Hunt for His Assassin is a thriller, a history tome, and a true crime book all rolled into one mesmerizing and poignant read.
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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

With a New Afterword

On April 4, 1968, James Earl Ray shot Martin Luther King at the Lorraine Motel. The nation was shocked, enraged, and saddened. As chaos erupted across the country and mourners gathered at King's funeral, investigators launched a sixty-five day search for King’s assassin that would lead them across two continents. With a blistering, cross-cutting narrative that draws on a wealth of dramatic unpublished documents, Hampton Sides, bestselling author of Ghost Soldiers, delivers a non-fiction thriller in the tradition of William Manchester's The Death of a President and Truman Capote's In Cold Blood. With Hellhound On His Trail, Sides shines a light on the largest manhunt in American history and brings it to life for all to see.

 

About Hampton Sides

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A native of Memphis, HAMPTON SIDES is an award-winning editor of Outside and the author of the bestselling histories Blood and Thunder and Ghost Soldiers.
 
Published April 20, 2010 by Anchor. 482 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, History, Political & Social Sciences, Law & Philosophy. Non-fiction
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Reviewed by Sam Millar on Jun 10 2014

The ability to be informative as well as entertaining is a rare craft. Sides manages both of these with aplomb. Hellhound on His Trail: The Stalking of Martin Luther King, Jr. and the International Hunt for His Assassin is a thriller, a history tome, and a true crime book all rolled into one mesmerizing and poignant read.

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