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An act of state : the execution of Martin Luther King

Autor: William F Pepper
Editora: London ; New York : Verso, 2008.
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On April 4 1968, Martin Luther King was in Memphis supporting a workers' strike. By nightfall, army snipers were in position, military officers were on a nearby roof with cameras, and Lloyd Jowers had been paid to remove the gun after the fatal shot was fired. When the dust had settled, King had been hit and a clean-up operation was set in motion-James Earl Ray was framed, the crime scene was destroyed, and  Ler mais...
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Gênero/Forma: History
Formato Físico Adicional: Online version:
Pepper, William, 1937-
Act of state.
London ; New York : Verso, 2008
(OCoLC)606219422
Online version:
Pepper, William, 1937-
Act of state.
London ; New York : Verso, 2008
(OCoLC)607889161
Pessoa Denominada: Martin Luther King, Jr.; James Earl Ray; Martin Luther King, Jr.; James Earl Ray
Tipo de Documento: Livro
Todos os Autores / Contribuintes: William F Pepper
ISBN: 9781844672851 1844672859
Número OCLC: 181140151
Notas: "Updated with a new afterword"--Cover.
Descrição: ix, 350 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
Conteúdos: PART ONE. 1. The beginning ---
2. The television trial of James Earl Ray ---
3. The continuing investigation: Loyd Jowers's involvement ---
4. New strands and connections ---
5. Raul and the Grabows ---
6. The conspiracy deepens ---
7. New allies, revelations, and untimely deaths ----
PART TWO. 8. The trial ---
9. The aftermath and a post-trial summary ---
10. A vision unto death and a truth beyond the grave ---
11. The state's case: the how and the why of the assassination ---
12. The United States Attorney General's report ----
Appendixes.
Outros Títulos: Execution of Martin Luther King
Responsabilidade: William F. Pepper.

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Martin Luther King Jr was the powerful and eloquent champion of the poor and oppressed in US history. This title lays out the facts of the King story - of the groundswell of optimism engendered by  Ler mais...

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