Parting the Waters America in the King Years, 1954-1963

ISBN-10: 0671687425
ISBN-13: 9780671687427
Edition: 1989 (Reprint)
Authors: Taylor Branch
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Book details

List price: $24.00
Copyright year: 1989
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Publication date: 11/15/1989
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 1088
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 2.25" tall
Weight: 3.344
Language: English

Hailed as the most masterful story ever told of the American civil rights movement,Parting the Watersis 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.

Preface
Forerunner: Vernon Johns
Rockefeller and Ebenezer
Niebuhr and the Pool Tables
First Trombone
The Montgomery Bus Boycott
A Taste of the World
The Quickening
Shades of Politics
A Pawn of History
The Kennedy Transition
Baptism on Wheels
The Summer of Freedom Rides
Moses in McComb, King in Kansas City
Almost Christmas in Albany
Hoover's Triangle and King's Machine
The Fireman's Last Reprieve
The Fall of Ole Miss
To Birmingham
Greenwood and Birmingham Jail
The Children's Miracle
Firestorm
The March on Washington
Crossing Over: Nightmares and Dreams
Acknowledgments
Abbreviations used in Source Notes
Notes
Major Works Cited in Notes
Index

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