01 25 2015
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Hellhound on His Trail

The Stalking of Martin Luther King, Jr. and the International Manhunt for Him

by Hampton Sides, nonfiction, researcher, writer . The book's endnotes and bibliography total more than 50 pages, and Sides says the work "nearly gave me an aneurysm." But the richness of detail -- gathered from all kinds of sources, from interviews and autopsy reports to archival news footage and FBI files -- really makes the story.

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'Hellhound' Tracks Martin Luther King Jr.'s Killer

"Hellhound on His Trail: The Stalking of Martin Luther King, Jr. and the International Manhunt for His Assassin" (Doubleday, 459 pages, $28.95), by Hampton Sides: Nonfiction doesn't have to be a rote regurgitation of established truths.
In fact, the best works in this genre are the ones that locate the dramatic within the known.

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