Frame-up,; the Martin Luther King / James Earl Ray case, containing suppressed evidence; with a postscript by James Earl Ray. Harold Weisberg.

Frame-up,; the Martin Luther King / James Earl Ray case, containing suppressed evidence; with a postscript by James Earl Ray

New York: Outerbridge & Dienstfrey, 1971. Hardcover. xiii., 530p., a few documents in facsimile; first edition grey boards in white dj, casing is mildly shelfworn. Jacket has a closed tear and is a little rubbed and edgeworn, but is unclipped, and red lettering is bright.

Perhaps the first investigative hardcover book on the MLK assassination. Louis Lomax's 1968 book, To Kill a Black Man, was a pocketbook original and only about a third investigatory. Lomax tried to duplicate one of Ray's trips, called phone numbers along the way from Ray's notebook. Weisberg of course was able to go further, and dissects William Bradford Huie's malevolent portrait of Ray, Ray's strange arrest in London, Ray's uncharacteristically sophisticated use of identity theft. . Note that this may be the sole Weisberg book to have had the benefits of editing, and is comparatively readable.

Cat.No: 92168

Price: $20.00