Hellhound on His Trail: The Stalking of Martin Luther King, Jr. and the International Hunt for His Assassin (Unabridged) Audiobook

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Narrated By Hampton Sides

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Random House Audio presents Hellhound on His Trail: The Stalking of Martin Luther King, Jr. and the International Hunt for His Assassin audiobook in a downloadable format. This book was written by Hampton Sides and narrated by Hampton Sides.

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On Thursday, February 27, 2014, @chesterellis tweeted:

chesterellis Almost finished with "hellhound on his trail" by Hampton Sides: book about the murder of MLK. Amazing and horrific at the same time.

On Tuesday, February 18, 2014, @NinaDunbar tweeted:

NinaDunbar @thebookviking Reading Hellhound on His Trail by Hampton Sides; thrilling narrative nonfiction.

On Sunday, February 16, 2014, @jd2040 tweeted:

jd2040 @WakeUp2Politics @chucktodd Destiny of the Republic is a great political thriller. It reminds me of Hampton Sides' Hellhound on His Trail.

On Monday, January 20, 2014, @realchriswilson tweeted:

realchriswilson Obligatory MLK Day post that Hampton Sides' "Hellhound on His Trail" is a great read on King's life and assassination.

On Monday, January 20, 2014, @Floridatarheel tweeted:

Floridatarheel Today is a good day to remind of "Hellhound on his Trail" by Hampton Sides. Terrific book on MLK, his inner circle, and tragic final days.

On Thursday, December 19, 2013, @RenegadeMind tweeted:

RenegadeMind Goodreads | Hellhound on His Trail: The Stalking of Martin Luther King, Jr. and the International Hunt for His Assassin by Hampton Sides

On Thursday, December 19, 2013, @pearsemccaughey tweeted:

pearsemccaughey @Glinner Check out Hellhound on His Trail: The electrifying account of the hunt for Martin Luther King's killer by Hampton Sides.


From the acclaimed best-selling author of Ghost Soldiers and Blood and Thunder, a taut, intense narrative about the assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr., and the largest manhunt in American history.

On April 23, 1967, Prisoner #416J, an inmate at the notorious Missouri State Penitentiary, escaped in a breadbox. Fashioning himself Eric Galt, this nondescript thief and con man - whose real name was James Earl Ray - drifted through the South, into Mexico, and then Los Angeles, where he was galvanized by George Wallace's racist presidential campaign.

On February 1, 1968, two Memphis garbage men were crushed to death in their hydraulic truck, provoking the exclusively African American workforce to go on strike. Hoping to resuscitate his faltering crusade, King joined the sanitation workers cause, but their march down Beale Street, the historic avenue of the blues, turned violent. Humiliated, King fatefully vowed to return to Memphis in April.

With relentless storytelling drive, Sides follows Galt and King as they crisscross the country, one stalking the other, until the crushing moment at the Lorraine Motel when the drifter catches up with his prey.

Against the backdrop of the resulting nationwide riots and the pathos of Kings funeral, Sides gives us a riveting cross-cut narrative of the assassins flight and the 65-day search that led investigators to Canada, Portugal, and England - a massive manhunt ironically led by J. Edgar Hoover's FBI.

Magnificent in scope, drawing on a wealth of previously unpublished material, this nonfiction thriller illuminates one of the darkest hours in American life - an example of how history is so often a matter of the petty bringing down the great.

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