Pillar of Fire: America in the King Years 1963-65

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Simon & Schuster, Jan 20, 1999 - History - 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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This was a very good book. I am a civil rights buff and I love the way that Mr. Branch hits every area of the movement, from Martin Luther King, Malcolm X and those who were against the movement like ... Read full review

Pillar of fire: America in the King years, 1963-65

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Following Parting the Waters (LJ 1/89), his magnificent Pulitzer Prize-winning history of the Civil Rights years 1954-63, Branch's second volume of a projected trilogy takes the story through the ... Read full review


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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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