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WALKING WITH THE WIND: A Memoir of the Movement

Editorial Review - Kirkus - Jane Doe

Georgia congressman Lewis (with journalist D'Orso's help) crafts a passionate, principled, and absorbing first-person account of the civil-rights movement—dramatic, well-paced history fired by moral purpose and backed by the authority of hard time in the trenches. Lewis's childhood was the quintessence of post-Reconstruction southern black life. This son of Alabama sharecroppers grew up in a ... Read full review

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Review: Walking with the Wind: A Memoir of the Movement

User Review  - Claudia - Goodreads

VERY GOOD! Read full review

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User Review  - Maureen - Goodreads

This book shed a lot of light on the civil rights movement, particularly in terms of the fissures within and between the various organizations. I also enjoyed getting a broader picture of Martin ... Read full review

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User Review  - Cindy Grossi - Goodreads

Probably the most powerful book I have ever read. Very moving. I have a hero in John Lewis. What an amazing life-such an indomitable spirit. I wait with him for the "Beloved Community". I have to add ... Read full review

Review: Walking with the Wind: A Memoir of the Movement

User Review  - William Shank - Goodreads

If ever there was a true hero, John Lewis is surely one of them. Humility, commitment, courage and perseverance. This book gives one of the best accounts of the Civil Right movement available...and from the first hand experience of one who was on the front lines. Outstanding! Read full review

Review: Walking with the Wind: A Memoir of the Movement

User Review  - Judy - Goodreads

This book is an excellent personal history of the struggle for civil and voting rights, written by a true American hero. As someone who was part of the Selma/Montgomery March in 1965, I was particularly touched by that part of the book, but I loved it all. Read full review

Review: Walking with the Wind: A Memoir of the Movement

User Review  - Jana - Goodreads

An important read that engaged me for the most part but could have been cut down quite a bit. Lewis recounts the Civil Rights Movement in great detail and occasionally the detail drags down the book ... Read full review

Review: Walking with the Wind: A Memoir of the Movement

User Review  - Jeff - Goodreads

One of the best first-person accounts of the Civil Rights movement. Bloody Sunday in Selma, Alabama took place on the day I was born. The movie Selma is a fantastic account of those days, almost 50 years ago. Read full review

Review: Walking with the Wind: A Memoir of the Movement

User Review  - Sylvia - Goodreads

A great book by an amazing man. John Lewis provides a detailed account of the civil rights movement and his role in SNCC, the march on Washington, the march from Selma to Montgomery and his path to ... Read full review

Review: Walking with the Wind: A Memoir of the Movement

User Review  - Mb - Goodreads

Inspiring.. A good read. Thanks, Joyce. Read full review

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