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Hellhound on His Trail

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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 With a blistering, cross-cutting narrative that draws on a wealth of dramatic unpublished documents, Hampton Sides, bestselling author of Ghost Soldiers, delivers a non-fiction thriller in the tradition of William Manchester's The Death of a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.

From Publishers Weekly

Feb 08, 2010 – The counterpoint between two driven men one by a quest for justice, the other by an atavistic hatred propels this engrossing study of the King assassination. Sides, author of the bestselling Ghost Solders, shows us a King all but consumed by the flagging civil rights movement in 1968 and burdened by presentiments of death. Pursuing him is escaped convict James Earl Ray, whose feckless life finds a belated, desperate purpose, perhaps stimulated by George Wallace s presidential campaign, in killing the civil rights leader. A third main character is the FBI, which turns on a dime from its long-standing harassment of Kingto a massive investigation into his murder; in Sides s telling, the Bureau s transoceanic hunt for Ray is one of history s great police procedurals. Sides s novelistic treatment registers Ray as a man so nondescript his own sister could barely remember him (the author refers to him by his shifting aliases to emphasize the shallowness of his identity). The result is a tragedy more compelling than the grandest conspiracy theory: the most significant of lives cut short by the hollowest of men. Photos.

Customer Reviews

Outstanding

If you want a thriller this summer or want to learn more about a key time in our history- this is BOTH!

Exceptional

This is a fascinating look inside the lives and minds of people whose courage and conviction changed the face of our country. Hampton is an unparalleled researcher driven to tell the story as the facts suggest not to create his own version.

Outstanding!

Couldn't put it down.

Hellhound on His Trail
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  • Available on iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, and Mac.
  • Category: History
  • Published: Apr 27, 2010
  • Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
  • Seller: Penguin Random House LLC
  • Print Length: 480 Pages
  • Language: English
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