A nation on fire

America in the wake of the King assassination

By Risen, Clay

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ISBN
978-0-47017-710-5
Publisher
Hoboken, N.J. : John Wiley & Sons, c2009.


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Reviewed on February 1, 2009

When Martin Luther King was murdered on April 4, 1968, riots erupted in 125 cities and resulted in 39 deaths, 2600 injuries, and 21,000 arrests. Risen, a former editor at the New Republic, presents a well-crafted narrative describing the chaos and fear that gripped Americans, as their homes, businesses, and cities went up in flames during the weeks after the assassination. The author hones in on Washington, DC, B...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

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