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The Resource The awful grace of God : religious terrorism, white supremacy, and the unsolved murder of Martin Luther King, Jr., Stuart Wexler and Larry Hancock

The awful grace of God : religious terrorism, white supremacy, and the unsolved murder of Martin Luther King, Jr., Stuart Wexler and Larry Hancock

Label
The awful grace of God : religious terrorism, white supremacy, and the unsolved murder of Martin Luther King, Jr.
Title
The awful grace of God
Title remainder
religious terrorism, white supremacy, and the unsolved murder of Martin Luther King, Jr.
Statement of responsibility
Stuart Wexler and Larry Hancock
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Chronicles a multi-year effort to kill Martin Luther King Jr. by a group of the nations most violent right-wing extremists
Summary
The Awful Grace of God chronicles a multi-year effort to kill Martin Luther King Jr. by a group of the nation’s most violent right-wing extremists. Impeccably researched and thoroughly documented, this examines figures like Sam Bowers, head of the White Knights of the Ku Klux Klan of Mississippi, responsible for more than three hundred separate acts of violence in Mississippi alone; J.B. Stoner, who ran an organization that the California attorney general said was “more active and dangerous than any other ultra-right organization;” and Reverend Wesley Swift, a religious demagogue who inspired two generations of violent extremists. United in a holy cause to kill King, this network of racist militants were the likely culprits behind James Earl Ray and King’s assassination in Memphis on April 4th, 1968. King would be their ultimate prize—a symbolic figure whose assassination could foment an apocalypse that would usher in their Kingdom of God, a racially “pure” white world.--Publisher
Tone
Writing style
Biography type
collective biography
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10109871
Cataloging source
BTCTA
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Wexler, Stuart
Dewey number
364.152/4092
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
E185.97.K5
LC item number
W47 2012
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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Hancock, Larry
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True
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  • King, Martin Luther
  • Bowers, Samuel Holloway
  • Stoner, Jesse Benjamin
  • Swift, Wesley A
  • Ray, James Earl
  • White supremacy movements
  • Right-wing extremists
  • Civil rights movements
  • African Americans
  • African Americans
  • United States
Target audience
adult
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religious terrorism, white supremacy, and the unsolved murder of Martin Luther King Jr.
Label
The awful grace of God : religious terrorism, white supremacy, and the unsolved murder of Martin Luther King, Jr., Stuart Wexler and Larry Hancock
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [371]-425) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
pt. 1. The conspirators. Targeting Martin Luther King Jr. ; Holy cause and devilish disciples ; Propaganda of the deed ; Inner circles ; Outer rage ; The Klan and "The Man" ; Outside options and contract killers -- pt. 2. The accused. "I wasn't in it by myself" ; Ray on the run ; Ray's long and winding road ; Ray explores his options ; Ray recruited -- pt. 3. The crime. Murder in Memphis ; Aftermath: missed evidence and closing arguments
Control code
858440
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
439 pages
Isbn
9781582438306
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781582438306
  • (OCoLC)754723338
Label
The awful grace of God : religious terrorism, white supremacy, and the unsolved murder of Martin Luther King, Jr., Stuart Wexler and Larry Hancock
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [371]-425) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
pt. 1. The conspirators. Targeting Martin Luther King Jr. ; Holy cause and devilish disciples ; Propaganda of the deed ; Inner circles ; Outer rage ; The Klan and "The Man" ; Outside options and contract killers -- pt. 2. The accused. "I wasn't in it by myself" ; Ray on the run ; Ray's long and winding road ; Ray explores his options ; Ray recruited -- pt. 3. The crime. Murder in Memphis ; Aftermath: missed evidence and closing arguments
Control code
858440
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
439 pages
Isbn
9781582438306
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781582438306
  • (OCoLC)754723338

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