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Thursday, April 12 at 7pm - Joseph Rosenbloom presents "Redemption: Martin Luther King Jr.'s Last 31 Hours"

Please join us on Thursday, April 12 at 7pm, when Joseph Rosenbloom presents his new work of non-fiction, Redemption: Martin Luther King Jr.'s Last 31 Hours. Time for Q&A and book signing will follow the author talk.

This is the book Charles Blow of the New York Times calls an "immersive, humanizing, and demystifying" look at the final hours of Dr. King's life as he seeks to revive the non-violent civil rights movement and push to end poverty in America.


Joseph Rosenbloom is an award-winning journalist who has been a staff reporter for the Boston Globe, an investigative reporter for Frontline, and a senior editor for Inc. magazine. He has written for the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, American Prospect, among other publication, and lives in Newton.

Event date: 
Thursday, April 12, 2018 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm
Event address: 
The Concord Bookshop
65 Main Street
Concord, MA 01742
Redemption: Martin Luther King Jr.'s Last 31 Hours Cover Image
$24.95
ISBN: 9780807083383
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Beacon Press - March 27th, 2018

Redemption draws on dozens of interviews by the author with people who were immersed in the Memphis events, features recently released documents from Atlanta archives, and includes compelling photos. The fresh material reveals untold facets of the story including a never-before-reported lapse by the Memphis Police Department to provide security for King. It unveils financial and logistical dilemmas and recounts the emotional and marital pressures that were bedeviling King. Also revealed is what his assassin, James Earl Ray, was doing in Memphis during the same time and how a series of extraordinary breaks enabled Ray to construct a sniper’s nest and shoot King.

Original and riveting, Redemption relives the drama of King’s final hours.