Chasing King’s Killer

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.  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.

A great book for history lovers.  Although I already knew about Martin Luther King it was a very interesting read to learn in-depth facts about him and James Earl Ray.  It was fascinating to read the details of Ray’s plan (but unfortunately one never actually learns the motive behind it) and how he eluded capture.  The book is filled with images of photographs and documents which many will find enjoyable.