- Paperback: 230 pages
- Publisher: Shapolsky Publishers; 1St Edition edition (July 1, 1994)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1561710377
- ISBN-13: 978-1561710379
- Package Dimensions: 8.8 x 5.9 x 0.8 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1 pounds
- Average Customer Review: 3 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,410,360 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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The Martin Luther King Assassination: New Revelations on the Conspiracy and Cover-Up, 1968-1991 Paperback – July 1, 1994
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From the Publisher
"A painstakingly documented indictment" - Booklist
"After following Melanson's meticulous pursuit of seemingly every lead in the case there can be little doubt in the reader's mind that neither of the two official versions of what happened could have been the whole truth." - Publishers Weekly
About the Author
Philip H. Melanson, Ph.D., is a professor of political science and a specialist in the study of political violence. He is Director of the Robert F. Kennedy Assassination Archives at Southeastern Massachusetts University and author of five books, including The Martin Luther King Assassination: New Revelations on the Conspiracy and Cover-Up, 1968-1991 and The Politics of Protection: The U.S. Secret Service in the Terrorist Age. He has served as a consultant for several assassination documentaries and has appeared widely on TV as an expert commentator.
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Melanson, a respected researcher and college professor who passed away two years ago, brings his research skills to bear on many of the loose ends of MLK's death, chasing down cold leads and trails that were abandoned years ago. To anyone familiar with the case, Melanson's efforts to chase down cold leads on the Canadian side of things won't be disappointed. Melanson actually follows the trails long cold and still comes up with interesting interviews and questions. Any one unfamiliar with the cold case and the evidence will find this book compelling.
To those new to the assasination, you will wonder why this material wasn't followed up at the time. Melanson has left a legacy of work on JFK, RFK, and MLK that will stand the test of time.
Today is not a good day for me to review any of Phil's wonderful books, he just died. But that said, if you like a really well-written "who done it?" read this.
I read it several years ago when it was first published and read many parts of it aloud to my husband Erick. It's that good. I could not put it down, even in the car (No, I was not driving).
Like with the murder of JFK- there was much mystery surrounding the 4/4/68 murder of Dr. Martin Luther King. Unlike JFK however there has not been a lot written on this case. This is a great place to begin your study.
In 1994 James Earl Ray had a chance, during the hotly contested mini trial in Memphis presided over by Judge Joe Brown. Until Brown was removed. If Ray was the killer, why not have a full hearing? Why remove the judge?
Because like LHO, Ray did not kill MLK. Another "patsy".
Don't take my word for it, read Dr. Phil Melanson's meticulously researched book.
Then support recently introduced legislation into this unsolved murder.
Take back America folks, soon it will be too late.