Martin Luther King Jr.'s Last 31 Hours

An intimate look at the last fateful hours of Martin Luther King, Jr.'s life.

By Joseph Rosenbloom Read by J.D. Jackson Biographies & Memoirs / History - United States / Nonfiction English, Unabridged 6h 55m Sell Sheet
Format Release Date List Price Your Price ISBN
6 Audio CDs March 27, 2018 $34.99 $24.99 9781520097381 Add to Cart
1 MP3 CDs March 27, 2018 $24.99 $19.99 9781520097398 Add to Cart
							This is a close up and intimate book about the last fateful hours of Martin Luther King, Jr.'s life. It draws on dozens of interviews by the author with people who were immersed in the Memphis events, as well as on recently released documents from archives in Atlanta. The fresh material yields a wealth of illuminating detail, including a lapse, never before reported, by the Memphis Police Department to provide security for King. It unveils the financial and logistical predicament presented by the Poor People's Campaign. It recounts the emotional and marital pressures that were bedeviling King in the spring of 1968. Juxtaposed next to the narrative describing King's hours in Memphis is an account of what his assassin, James Earl Ray, was doing in Memphis during the same time. The book discloses how a series of uncannily lucky breaks enabled Ray, a bumbling convict on the lam, to construct a sniper's nest and shoot King.

"A skillful depiction of the people and the scenes surrounding the killing of the champion of the civil rights movement." - Kirkus Reviews

"The granular detail of this slender volume is immersive, humanizing, and demystifying." - New York Times