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‘Hellhound on His Trail’ by Hampton Sides
‘Hellhound on His Trail’ by Hampton Sides

Hellhound on His Trail The Stalking of Martin Luther King Jr. and the International Hunt for His Assassin Hampton Sides Doubleday: 480 pp., $28.95 Told that his activities were "unwise and untimely," the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. responded, in his famous 1963 "Letter From Birmingham Jail," that while he was committed to nonviolence, "I am in Birmingham because injustice is here." Five years later, he was in Memphis, Tenn., for similar reasons — to demonstrate in support of 1,300 city sanitation workers who were on strike — when he was gunned down on a motel balcony, waiting to go to dinner. He was in high spirits, for his associates from the...

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