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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a very detailed and insightful study of the civil rights movement from the bus bocott to the march on washington. shows america at its best, the men and women, that led the battle for rights and ... Read full review

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Did not dock a star for the 20 missing pages in the paperback edition I read. Accidents will happen. I enjoyed how smoothly this was written--the thing is huge, so it was a nice bonus while I propped ... 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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