Parting the Waters: America in the King Years, 1954-1963, Volume 1

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Simon and Schuster, 1988 - African Americans - 1064 pages
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Traces the birth of the American civil rights movement and profiles Martin Luther King, Jr., detailing the roles played by key figures around him and in government during the period up to the assassination of President Kennedy

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Parting the waters: America in the King years, 1954-63

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S. & S. 1988. 1064p. bibliog. index. ISBN 0-671-46097-8. $24.95. hist An epic of black civil rights in postwar America centered on the life of Martin Luther King Jr. Branch's narrative reaches back to ... Read full review

PARTING THE WATERS 4K

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Branch continues his acclaimed trilogy on the Civil Rights era, begun with Parting the Waters (LJ 1/89). Read full review

Contents

VERNON JOHNS 1
5
ROCKEFELLER AND EBENEZER
27
NIEBUHR AND THE POOL TABLES
69
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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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