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

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Publisher:
Simon and Schuster,
Pub. Date:
c1988.
Language:
English
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In volume one of his America in the King Years, Pulitzer Prize winner Taylor Branch gives a masterly account of the American civil rights movement.

Hailed as the most masterful story ever told of the American civil rights movement, Parting the Waters is destined to endure for generations.

Moving from the fiery political baptism of Martin Luther King, Jr., to the corridors of Camelot where the Kennedy brothers weighed demands for justice against the deceptions of J. Edgar Hoover, here is a vivid tapestry of America, torn and finally transformed by a revolutionary struggle unequaled since the Civil War.

Taylor Branch provides an unsurpassed portrait of King's rise to greatness and illuminates the stunning courage and private conflict, the deals, maneuvers, betrayals, and rivalries that determined history behind closed doors, at boycotts and sit-ins, on bloody freedom rides, and through siege and murder.

Epic in scope and impact, Branch's chronicle definitively captures one of the nation's most crucial passages.

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subject_facetAfrican Americans -- Civil rights
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King, Martin Luther, -- Jr., -- 1929-1968
Pulitzer Prize for History
United States -- History -- 1953-1961
United States -- History -- 1961-1969
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Civil rights movements
History
King, Martin Luther