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Chasing King's Killer: The Hunt for Martin Luther King, Jr.'s Assassin

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Chasing King's Killer: The Hunt for Martin Luther King, Jr.'s Assassin

In his meteoric, 13-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.

With an introduction by Congressman John Lewis, and over 80 photographs, captions, bibliography, various source notes and index included.

Audiobook available, narrated by Kim Staunton.

Chasing King's Killer: The Hunt for Martin Luther King, Jr.'s Assassin
by James L. Swanson