Author James Swanson talks about his new book, “Chasing King’s Killer: The Hunt for Martin Luther King, Jr.’s Assassin,” which chronicles the assassination of the nation’s most celebrated civil rights leader.
“Chasing King’s Killer” tells the story of King’s meteoric rise to fame in which he lead a mass movement for civil rights with peaceful, non-violent protests, public demonstrations and stirring speeches.
The book also weaves in the story of his assassin James Earl Ray, a bizarre racist whose 1967 escape from prison sent him on a year-long journey that culminated with King’s murder.
Swanson is the award-winning author of the bestseller, “Manhunt: The 12-Day Chase for Lincoln’s Killer.” His other books include, “Chasing Lincoln’s Killer,” an adaptation of “Manhunt” for young adults, and his follow-up, “The President Has Been Shot!: The Assassination of John F. Kennedy.”
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