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

Version: Unabridged
Author: James L. Swanson
Narrator: Kim Staunton
Genres: American Politics, Autobiography
Publisher: Scholastic
Published In: January 2018
# of Units: 5 CDs
Length: 5 hours, 41 minutes
Tell Your Friends:


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.

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.

Author Details

Author Details

Swanson, James L.

James L. Swanson is the author of the "New York Times" bestseller "Manhunt: The 12-Day Chase for Lincoln's Killer". He is an attorney who has written about history, the Constitution, popular culture, and other subjects for a variety of publications, including the "Wall Street Journal", "American Heritage", "Smithsonian", and the "Los Angeles Times". Mr. Swanson serves on the advisory council of the Ford's Theatre Abraham Lincoln Bicentennial Campaign and is a member of the advisory committee of the Abraham Lincoln Bicentennial Commission.