Chasing King s Killer

This book provides an inside look into both of their lives, the history of the time, and a blow-by-blow examination of the assassination and its aftermath."--Provided by publisher.

Author: James L. Swanson


ISBN: 1338277383


Page: 373

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"James Earl Ray and Martin Luther King, Jr. had two very different life journeys -- but their paths fatally collide when Ray assassinates the world-renown civil rights leader. This book provides an inside look into both of their lives, the history of the time, and a blow-by-blow examination of the assassination and its aftermath."--Provided by publisher.

Chasing King s Killer

The Hunt for Martin Luther King, Jr.'s Assassin James L. Swanson. Gilbert , Ben W. , and the staff of the Washington Post . Ten Blocks from the White House : Anatomy of the Washington Riots of 1968. New York : F. A. Praeger , 1968 .

Author: James L. Swanson

Publisher: Scholastic Inc.

ISBN: 9780545723343

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 342

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An astonishing account of the assassination of America's most beloved and celebrated civil rights leader, Martin Luther King, by New York Times–bestselling author, James L. Swanson. NAACP Image Award Nominee Chicago Public Library Best Book of the Year Kirkus Reviews Best Young Adult Book of the Year* "[James L. Swanson's] masterful work . . . reveals, in gripping style, how one individual can impact history." —Booklist, starred review In his meteoric, thirteen-year rise to fame, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. led a mass movement for Civil Rights—with his relentless peaceful, non-violent protests, public demonstrations, and eloquent speeches. But as violent threats cast a dark shadow over Dr. King's life, Swanson hones in on James Earl Ray, a bizarre, racist, prison escapee who tragically ends King's life. As he did in his bestselling Scholastic MG/YA books Chasing LIncoln's Killer and "THE PRESIDENT HAS BEEN SHOT!", Swanson transports readers back to one of the most shocking, sad, and terrifying events in American history. More than eighty photographs, captions, bibliography, various source notes, and index included.

Study Guide Student Workbook for Chasing King s Killer the Hunt for Martin Luther King Jr s Assassin

The Student Workbooks are designed to get students thinking critically about the text they read and provide a guided study format to facilitate in improved learning and retention.

Author: David Lee

Publisher: Independently Published

ISBN: 1092750916


Page: 116

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The Student Workbooks are designed to get students thinking critically about the text they read and provide a guided study format to facilitate in improved learning and retention. Teachers and Homeschool Instructors may use the activities included to improve student learning and organization. Students will construct and identify the following areas of knowledge. Character IdentificationEventsLocationVocabularyMain IdeaConflictAnd more as appropriate to the text.

He Slew the Dreamer

Most recently, James L. Swanson's Chasing King's Killer: The Hunt for Martin Luther King, Jr.'s Assassin, which includes a foreword by civil rights leader and Congressman John Lewis, has expressed skepticism about conspiracy.

Author: William Bradford Huie

Publisher: Univ. Press of Mississippi

ISBN: 9781496820648

Category: History

Page: 240

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Author William Bradford Huie was one of the most celebrated figures of twentieth-century journalism. A pioneer of "checkbook journalism," he sought the truth in controversial stories when the truth was hard to come by. In the case of James Earl Ray, Huie paid Ray and his original attorneys $40,000 for cooperation in explaining his movements in the months before Martin Luther King’s assassination and up to Ray’s arrest weeks later in London. Huie became a major figure in the investigation of King’s assassination and was one of the few persons able to communicate with Ray during that time. Huie, a friend of King, writes that he went into his investigation of Ray believing that a conspiracy was behind King’s murder. But after retracing Ray’s movements through California, Louisiana, Mexico, Canada, Atlanta, Birmingham, Memphis, and London, Huie came to believe that James Earl Ray was a pathetic petty criminal who hated African Americans and sought to make a name for himself by murdering King. He Slew the Dreamer was originally published in 1970 soon after Ray went to prison and was republished in 1977, but was out of print until the 1997 edition, published with the cooperation of Huie’s widow. This new edition features an essay by scholar Riché Richardson that provides fresh insight, and it includes the 1977 prologue, which Huie wrote countering charges by members of Congress, the King family, and others who claimed the FBI had aided and abetted Ray. In 1970, 1977, 1997, and now, He Slew the Dreamer offers a remarkably detailed examination of the available evidence at the time the murder occurred and an invaluable resource to current debates over the King assassination.

The President Has Been Shot The Assassination of John F Kennedy

Kennedy, John F. (John Fitzgerald), 1917–1963 — Assassination — Juvenile literature. ... Book and cover design by Phil Falco Excerpt from Chasing King's Killer: The Hunt for Martin Luther King Jr.'s Assassin by James L. Swanson.

Author: James L. Swanson

Publisher: Scholastic Inc.

ISBN: 9780545496544

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 288

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A breathtaking and dramatic account of the JFK assassination by the NEW YORK TIMES bestselling author of CHASING LINCOLN'S KILLER! In his new young-adult book on the Kennedy assassination, James Swanson will transport readers back to one of the most shocking, sad, and terrifying events in American history. As he did in his bestselling Scholastic YA book, CHASING LINCOLN'S KILLER, Swanson will deploy his signature "you are there" style -- a riveting, ticking-clock pace, with an unprecedented eye for dramatic details and impeccable historical accuracy -- to tell the story of the JFK assassination as it has never been told before.The book will be illustrated with archival photos, and will have diagrams, source notes, bibliography, places to visit, and an index.

Pop Goes the Decade The Sixties

Swanson, James L. Chasing King's Killer: The Hunt for Martin Luther King, Jr.'s Assassin. New York: Scholastic, 2018. Swanson, James L. End of Days: The Assassination of John F. Kennedy. New York: Morrow, 2013. Talese, Gay.

Author: Martin Kich

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 9781440862854

Category: Social Science

Page: 311

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Analyzing complex social and political issues through their manifestations in popular culture, this book provides readers a strong foundational knowledge of the 1960s as a decade. 1969 went out in a way that could never have been imagined in 1960. While the president at the end of the decade had been vice president at the start, the intervening years permanently changed American culture. Pop Goes the Decade: The Sixties explores the cultural and social framework of the 1960s, addressing film, television, sports, technology, media/advertising, fashion, art, and more. Entries are presented in encyclopedic fashion, organized into categories such as controversies in pop culture, game changers, technology, and the decade's legacy. A timeline highlights significant cultural moments, while an introduction and a conclusion place those moments within the contexts of preceding and subsequent decades. Attention to the decade's most prominent influencers allows readers to understand the movements with which these figures are associated, and discussion of controversies and social change enables readers to gain a stronger understanding of evolving American social values. Provides readers with a detailed understanding of many aspects of the culture of the decade Explores people, events, and ideas whose impact is still felt after 50 years Covers personalities who helped to shape the decade Suggests areas of further exploration for students interested in popular culture

Young Adult Nonfiction A Readers Advisory and Collection Development Guide

Keywords: Auschwitz • Germany • Hitler, Adolf • Nazis • World War II Swanson, James L. Chasing King's Killer: The Hunt for Martin Luther King, Jr.'s Assassin. 2018. 384p. MJ It may be entirely reasonable to assume that Dr. Martin Luther ...

Author: Elizabeth Fraser

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 9781440869808

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 239

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Covering over 500 titles, both classics and newer publications, this book describes what titles are about and why teens would want to read them. Nonfiction has been the workhorse of many young adult library collections—filling information and curricular needs—and it is also the preferred genre for many teen readers. But not all nonfiction is created equal. This guide identifies some of the best, most engaging, and authoritative nonfiction reads for teens and organizes them according to popular reading interests. With genres ranging from adventure and sports to memoirs, how-to guides and social justice, there is something for every reader here. Similar fiction titles are noted to help you make connections for readers, and "best bets" for each chapter are noted. Notations in annotations indicate award-winning titles, graphic nonfiction, and reading level. Keywords that appear in the annotations and in detailed indexes enhance access. Librarians who work with and purchase materials for teens, including YA librarians at public libraries, acquisitions and book/materials selectors at public libraries, and middle and high school librarians will find this book invaluable. Identifies the best and most popular new nonfiction reads for teens, along with perennial classics, helping librarians with acquisitions and weeding Allows YA librarians to more easily find books their readers will enjoy through genre organization Helps school librarians find books that fill curricular needs through learning connections Enables readers to transition from beloved fiction "read-alikes" to nonfiction titles with similar appeals Introduces librarians who are new to nonfiction genres and readers' advisory to important features of each genre in "consider starting with" sections in each chapter

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ISBN: 1414406290

Category: Video recordings

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A guide to programs currently available on video in the areas of movies/entertainment, general interest/education, sports/recreation, fine arts, health/science, business/industry, children/juvenile, how-to/instruction.

The Front Page 1887 1992

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ISBN: 2950722008

Category: International herald tribune

Page: 167

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Forthcoming Books

Killing the Dream: James Earl Ray & the Assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr. Apr. 1999, pap. text 15.00 ... subdivision Kings and Rulers under names of countries, e.g. Great Britain-Kings and Rulers Pyle, Robert M. Chasing Monarchs.

Author: Rose Arny


ISBN: UOM:39015046868983

Category: American literature


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