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The awful grace of God : religious terrorism, white supremacy, and the unsolved murder of Martin Luther King Jr.

Author: Stuart Wexler; Larry J Hancock
Publisher: Berkeley, CA : Counterpoint : Distributed by Publishers Group West, ©2012.
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Depicts the network of violent extremists and militant racists, including Sam Bowers, J.B. Stoner, and the Reverend Wesley Swift, who plotted over a number of years to try to assassinate Martin Luther King, Jr.
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Named Person: Martin Luther King, Jr.; James Earl Ray; Martin Luther King, Jr.; James Earl Ray
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Stuart Wexler; Larry J Hancock
ISBN: 9781582438306 1582438307 9781619021549 1619021544
OCLC Number: 779538861
Description: 439 pages : illustrations, map ; 24 cm
Contents: Foreword / Gerald K McKnight --
Introduction --
The conspirators: Targeting Martin Luther King Jr. ; Holy cause and devilish disciples ; Propaganda of the deed ; Inner circles ; Outer rage ; The Klan and "the man" ; Outside options and contract killers --
The accused: "I wasn't in it by myself" ; Ray on the run ; Ray's long and winding road ; Ray explores his options ; Ray recruited ; The crime: Murder in Memphis ; Aftermath : missed evidence and closing arguments --
Appendix A: open questions --
Appendix B: being contrary --
Appendix C: photographs, key people and groups, and timeline.
Other Titles: Religious terrorism, white supremacy, and the unsolved murder of Martin Luther King Jr
Unsolved murder of Martin Luther King Jr
Responsibility: Stuart Wexler and Larry Hancock.

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Depicts the network of violent extremists and militant racists, including Sam Bowers, J.B. Stoner, and the Reverend Wesley Swift, who plotted over a number of years to try to assassinate Martin Luther King, Jr.

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Praise for The Awful Grace of God "A timely study." --Kirkus "A step in the [right] direction of a better understanding of a national tragedy." --Booklist

 
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