Parting the Waters

Parting the Waters

America in the King Years, 1954-1963

Book - 1988
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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.
Publisher: New York : Simon and Schuster, c1988.
ISBN: 9780671460976
0671460978
9781439512814
Branch Call Number: 973.0496 B
Characteristics: xii, 1064 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.

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Jan 03, 2017

In the first of his Pulitzer Prize-winning trilogy, Taylor Branch covers the early years of Martin Luther King, Jr.’s entry into the political fray and the civil rights movement, including the Montgomery bus boycott, the 1961 Freedom Rides, the 1963 March on Washington, and the Kennedy brothers vs. J. Edgar Hoover. Required reading for understanding an era shaping how all Americans have grown up in the past half-century

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Dec 24, 2010

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