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Chasing King's Killer

The Hunt for Martin Luther King, Jr.'s Assassin

Chasing King's Killer( )
Author: Swanson, James L.
ISBN:978-0-545-72333-6
Publication Date:Jan 2018
Publisher:Scholastic, Incorporated
Imprint:Scholastic Press
Book Format:Hardback
List Price:USD $19.99
Book Description:

An astonishing account of the assassination of America's most beloved and celebrated civil rights leader, Martin Luther King, by NY Times bestselling author, James L. Swanson.

Book Details
Pages:384
Detailed Subjects: Juvenile Nonfiction / Biography & Autobiography / Cultural, Ethnic & Regional
Juvenile Nonfiction / Law & Crime
Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):5.83 x 8.52 x 1.28 Inches
Book Weight:1.3 Pounds
Author Biography
Swanson, James L. (Author)
James L.Swanson is the Edgar Award winning author of the New York Times bestseller Manhunt: The 12-Day Chase for Lincoln's Killer. In 2009 in Newsweek magazine, Patricia Cornwell named Swanson's Manhunt and Truman Capote's In Cold Blood as the two best nonfiction crime books ever.

In 2006, Entertainment Weekly magazine named Manhunt one of the ten best books of the year. Swanson has degrees in history from The University of Chicago, where he was a student of John Hope Franklin, and law from the University of California, Los Angeles. He has held a number of government and think-tank posts in Washington, D.C., including at the United States Department of Justice. He serves on the advisory council of the Ford's Theatre Society.

His other books include the acclaimed photographic history Lincoln's Assassins: Their Trial and Execution, as well as Chasing Lincoln's Killer, and adaptations of Manhunt and Bloody Crimes for young readers. In 2014 his title, The President Has Been Shot!: The Assasination of Joh F. Kennedy, made The New York Times Best Seller List. James L. Swanson was born on Lincoln's birthday.

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