Pillar of Fire: America in the King Years 1963-65 (Google eBook)

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Simon and Schuster, Apr 16, 2007 - Biography & Autobiography - 768 pages
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In the second volume of his three-part history, a monumental trilogy that began with Parting the Waters, winner of the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Critics Circle Award, Taylor Branch portrays the Civil Rights Movement at its zenith, recounting the climactic struggles as they commanded the national stage.
  

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Contents

xiii
155
PART TWO NEW WORLDS PASSING
171
Grief
173
High Councils
195
Hattiesburg Freedom Day
214
Ambush
225
Spreading Poisons
235
The Creation of Muhammad Ali
251
The Cow Palace Revolt
401
King in Mississippi
407
Riot Politics 41 7
417
Crime War and Freedom School
427
33
443
The Atlantic City Compromise
456
We see the giants
477
Movements Unbound
490

Shaky Pulpits
263
Mary Peabody Meets the Klan
277
21
288
Filibusters
298
Pilgrims and Empty Pitchers
312
Brushfires
328
PART THREE FREEDOM SUMMER
341
Z5 Jail Marches
343
Bogue Chitto Swamp
361
Beachheads
375
Testing Freedom
387
PART FOUR LoRo MAKE ME PUREBUT NoT YET
511
Landslide
513
Nobel Prize
538
The Downward King
552
Saigon Audubon and Selma
571
Epilogue
601
Acknowledgments
615
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626
104
632
Major Works Cited in Notes
712
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Taylor Branch is the bestselling author of Parting the Waters: America in the King Years, 1954-63; Pillar of Fire: America in the King Years, 1963-65; At Canaan’s Edge: America in the King Years, 1965-1968; and The Clinton Tapes. He has won the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Critics Circle Award.

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