Killing the Dream by Gerald Posner
James Earl Ray and the Assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr.

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A riveting and powerful account of the assassination of Martin Luther King Jr.
On April 4, 1968, Martin Luther King Jr. was killed in Memphis, Tennessee, by a single assassin’s bullet. A career criminal named James Earl Ray was seen fleeing from a rooming house that overlooked the hotel balcony from where King was cut down. An international manhunt ended two months later with Ray’s capture. Though Ray initially pled guilty, he quickly recanted and for the rest of his life insisted he was an unwitting pawn in a grand conspiracy. In Killing the Dream, expert investigative reporter Gerald Posner reexamines Ray and the evidence, even tracking down the mystery man Ray claimed was the conspiracy’s mastermind.   Beginning with an authoritative biography of Ray’s life, and continuing with a gripping account of the assassination and its aftermath, Posner cuts through phony witnesses, false claims, and a web of misinformation surrounding that tragic spring day in 1968. He puts Ray’s conspiracy theory to rest and ultimately manages to disclose what really happened the day King was murdered.

About Gerald Posner

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Gerald Posner, a former Wall Street lawyer, is the author of Case Closed (1993), a prize-winning reexamination of the JFK assassination.  His other books include a biography of Ross Perot (Citizen Perot), an expose of the heroin trade (Warlords of Crime), a study of the offspring of Nazi leaders (Hitler's Children), and a novel, The Bio-Assassins.  He is also so-author of Mengele, a biography of Auschwitz's "Angel of Death."Posner has also written for The New York Times, The New Yorker, Time, Newsweek, and U.S. New & World Report.  He lives in New York City with his wife Trisha.
Published April 16, 2013 by Open Road Media. 464 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, History, Political & Social Sciences. Non-fiction

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