Bearing the Cross: Martin Luther King, Jr., and the Southern Christian Leadership Conference

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HarperCollins, Jan 6, 2004 - Biography & Autobiography - 800 pages
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Winner of the 1987 Pulitzer Prize for Biography and the Robert F. Kennedy Book Award, this is the most comprehensive book ever written about the life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Based on more than seven hundred interviews with all of King's surviving associates, as well as with those who opposed him, and enhanced by the author's access to King's personal papers and tens of thousands of pages of FBI documents, this is a towering portrait of a man's metamorphosis into a legend.

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"Early morning, April 4th, Shot rings out in the Memphis sky, Free at last! They took your life, They could not take your pride". I learned many things from this book. For example, that MLK was ... Read full review

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It's a bit difficult to know quite what to say about this book. It won the Pulitzer prize, undoubtedly because it was a very well chronicled and researched exploration of one of the most influential ... Read full review

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David J. Garrow is Presidential Distinguished Professor at Emory University School of Law. He has taught at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Duke University, and the College of William and Mary. He served as a senior advisor for Eyes on the Prize, the award-winning PBS-TV documentary history of the American civil rights movement. He lives in Atlanta, Georgia.

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