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Orders to kill : the truth behind the murder of Martin Luther King

An account of the author's eighteen year investigation -- the facts, the false leads, the threats, the players, the conspiracy, and the cover-up -- of the murder of King
Print Book, English, 1995
Carroll & Graf, New York, 1995
xxxi, 537 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
9780786702534, 0786702532
33088830
Pt. 1: background to the assassination
Vietnam: spring 1966-summer 1967
Death of the new politics: summer 1967-spring 1968
Memphis: the sanitation workers' strike, February 1968-March 1968
Enter Dr. King: March-April 3, 1968
Pt. 2: the assassination
The assassination: April 4, 1968
Aftermath: April 15-18, 1968
Hunt, extradition, and plea: May 1968-March 10, 1969
Pt. 3: the initial investigation
Reentry: late 1977-October 15, 1978
The visit: October 17, 1978
James Earl Ray's story: October 17, 1978
Pieces of the puzzle: 1978-1979
Brother Jerry on the stand: November 30, 1978
The HSCA report: January 1979
Following the footprints of conspiracy: January-September 1979
Disruption, relocation and continuation: 1978-1988
More leads, more loose ends: spring-summer 1989
James Earl Ray's legal representation reexamined
Pt. 4: the television trial of James Earl Ray
Preparations for the television trial of James Earl Ray: November 1989-September 17, 1992
Pretrial investigation: September-October 1992
Corroboration and new evidence: November 1992
Making a case: December 1992
The trial approaches: January 1993
The eve of the trial: January 24, 1993
The trial: January 25-February 5, 1993
The verdict: February-July 1993
Pt. 5: the continuing investigation
Loyd Jowers's' involvement: August-December, 1993
Breakthroughs: January-April 15, 1994
Setbacks and surprises: April 16-October 30, 1994
Raul: October 31, 1994-July 5, 1995
Orders to kill
Chronology