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The Resource An act of state : the execution of Martin Luther King, William F. Pepper

An act of state : the execution of Martin Luther King, William F. Pepper

Label
An act of state : the execution of Martin Luther King
Title
An act of state
Title remainder
the execution of Martin Luther King
Statement of responsibility
William F. Pepper
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
On April 4, 1968, Martin Luther King was in Memphis to support a workers strike. As night fell, army snipers took up position; military officers surveilled the scene from a nearby roof; and their accomplice, restaurant-owner Loyd Jowers, was ready to remove the murder weapon. When the dust had settled, King had been shot and a cleanup operation was in motionJames Earl Ray was framed, the crime scene was destroyed, and witnesses were killed. It would take William F. Pepper, attorney and friend of King, thirty years to get to the bottom of a conspiracy that changed the course of American history. In 1999, the King family, represented by the author, brought a civil action lawsuit against Loyd Jowers and other co-conspirators. Seventy witnesses set out the details of a plot that involved J. Edgar Hoover and the FBI, Richard Helms and the CIA, the US military, the Memphis police, and organized crime. The jury took an hour to find for the King family. Now fifty years after MLKs execution, An Act of State demonstrates the bloody depths to which the US government will descend to repress a movement for change
Cataloging source
StDuBDS
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1937-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Pepper, William F.
Dewey number
364.1524092
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • King, Martin Luther
  • Conspiracies
  • Political corruption
  • United States
Label
An act of state : the execution of Martin Luther King, William F. Pepper
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Originally published: 2003
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
sky291774854
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
Paperback edition
Extent
x, 350 pages
Isbn
9781786635976
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
An act of state : the execution of Martin Luther King, William F. Pepper
Publication
Note
Originally published: 2003
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
sky291774854
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
Paperback edition
Extent
x, 350 pages
Isbn
9781786635976
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations

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