Parting the Waters: America in the King Years 1954-63 (Google eBook)
Hailed as the most masterful story ever told of the American civil rights movement, Parting the Waters is destined to endure for generations.
Moving from the fiery political baptism of Martin Luther King, Jr., to the corridors of Camelot where the Kennedy brothers weighed demands for justice against the deceptions of J. Edgar Hoover, here is a vivid tapestry of America, torn and finally transformed by a revolutionary struggle unequaled since the Civil War.
Taylor Branch provides an unsurpassed portrait of King's rise to greatness and illuminates the stunning courage and private conflict, the deals, maneuvers, betrayals, and rivalries that determined history behind closed doors, at boycotts and sit-ins, on bloody freedom rides, and through siege and murder.
Epic in scope and impact, Branch's chronicle definitively captures one of the nation's most crucial passages.
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Review: Parting the Waters: America in the King Years, 1954-63 (America in the King Years #1)User Review - Neil White - Goodreads
When I started reading this book, I hadn't yet been hired to my current employer, Bush was still president, and there was no such thing as an iPhone. It was January of 2006, and the third volume of ... Read full review
Review: Parting the Waters: America in the King Years, 1954-63 (America in the King Years #1)User Review - Elliot - Goodreads
Medgar Evers. John F. Kennedy. Malcolm X. Martin Luther King. Robert Kennedy. Though these names stand out in the histories, countless others whose stories haven't been adequately told were slain ... Read full review
NIEBUHR AND THE POOL TABLES
THE MONTGOMERY BUS BOYCOTT
A TASTE OF THE WORLD
THE QUICKENING SHADES OF POLITICS
THE KENNEDY TRANSITION
THE FIREMANS LAST REPRIEVE
THE FALL OF OLE MISS