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

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

by John Larry Ray, Lyndon Barsten

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$24.95

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Truth at Last: The Untold Story behind James Earl Ray and the Assassination of Martin Luther King Jr. 3.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
KayleeA More than 1 year ago
I became aware of this book because it forms much of the basis of the MLK chapter of Jesse Ventura's American Conspiracies, which someone gave me some time ago. I think some people might have been expecting a footnoted academic book, which this isn't. This is one man's testimony as to what he knows about Martin Luther King's assignation. I really believed the information was authentic and I think it should be the basis for a more academic book. The story is so complicated I actually had to take notes, but this book is an information filled guide to how the government operates, and it was good for me as a young woman whose parents weren't even born in the 1960s.
CassiJ More than 1 year ago
I was a bit too young when this book came out but my cousin read it. I just borrowed it from him. He printed off a document collection that was on the website for the book that was really helpful. I had to read it three times before it really sunk it. This world is very different from my world. But I thought it was clear and true. I wonder if some of the reviews are just fake considering the nature of the story. There is probably an attempt to control African American people in this country and it you are going to control a people you start with their history. This is an important book. I guess Ray's book was trashed in another recent book on MLK's death. But I believe this story.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I am only halfway through this book, which is supposed to be about the happenings leading up to the MLK assassination...it's more about Mr. Ray's petty criminal background, then MLK. Poorly written...goes off on tangents that are COMPLETELY irrelevant, not to mention boring. This little book may have a safe place in my raging fireplace once I'm done. It gave a few interesting details, such as James Earl Ray going to hypnotists. Nothing seems concrete...nothing seems backed up by research. It appears the author hooked up with another writer so it wasn't a complete shambles, but it is basically just the ramblings of James Earl Ray's brother....who seems pretty illerate. Do not buy this book...save your money for another book to find out about the MLK assassination. Maybe this information could have been presented better...? Too many words for way too little information. Not interesting. Too mach family info...not enough about the events leading up to the event.