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

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Simon & 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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Review: Pillar of Fire: America in the King Years 1963-65 (America in the King Years #2)

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I got a bit lost in the weeds for this second volume of Taylor Branch's account of MLK and the Civil Rights Movement. It is a remarkable achievement and tells an extremely important story, but Pillar ... Read full review

Review: Pillar of Fire: America in the King Years 1963-65 (America in the King Years #2)

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Excellent and indispensable for understanding what happened during this crucial period of US history! 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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