Truth at Last: The Untold Story Behind James Earl Ray and the Assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr

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Lyons Press, 2008 - History - 211 pages
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For nearly forty years, the conviction of James Earl Ray for the assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr. has been the subject of intense inquiry and debate by historians and researchers. Was Ray—a small-town petty thief—really the criminal mastermind and lone gunman prosecutors said he was? Or was he a pawn in a broader conspiracy that involved the U.S. government? His case never went to trial, and many, including the King family, concluded that there had been a conspiracy. A government investigation in 2000 concluded that there was no evidence to suggest it.
In Truth at Last, Ray’s eldest brother, John Larry Ray, and MLK historian Lyndon Barsten offer incontrovertible evidence that James Earl Ray could not have acted alone. Barsten draws on scores of personal interviews and more than 4,000 Freedom of Information Act requests—including Ray’s Army personnel file. John Larry Ray adds family background and never-before-seen photos. Together, they offer a startling new look at Ray’s life, his encounters with the Feds and the Mob, and the crime that shook the world.

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Review: Truth At Last: The Untold Story Behind James Earl Ray and the Assassination of Martin Luther King Jr.

User Review  - Tobias - Goodreads

Not convinced by the mass of multiple linked conspiracy theories around the assassination of Martin Luther King, but I think this account does succeed in throwing some doubt on the official version of events Read full review

Review: Truth At Last: The Untold Story Behind James Earl Ray and the Assassination of Martin Luther King Jr.

User Review  - Sue Bolton - Goodreads

I was inspired to read this book after visiting the Civil Rights Museum in Memphis while on holiday in Tennessee. It's not a subject I have ever given much thought to however I found it to be an ... Read full review

Contents

The Trail of Private Rays Bootprints
17
Looking for Loot in All the Wrong Places
37
The Riddle of the Feds and the Bughouse in Fulton
53
Copyright

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John Larry Ray is the eldest brother of James Earl Ray and was witness to much of his brother's covert life. John has spent 25 years in federal prison falsely imprisoned by the federal government for knowing too much about the murder of Martin Luther King Jr. He lives in Illinois.   Lyndon Barsten is a lay historian who lectures frequently about the murder of Martin Luther King Jr. and has done so for the U.S. Congressional Black Caucus. Barsten's activism has freed up tens of thousands of new pages of materials on the MLK assassination.  He lives with his family in Minnesota.

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