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The Autobiography of Martin Luther King, Jr.

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Most Helpful Favorable Review

10 out of 12 people found this review helpful.

Extraordinary for anyone!

This book has changed my life. I'm more positive now and take things and situations like how Mr. King would. I owe to him many thanks for helping me be a better person. This book is defenitely a must have for everyone.

posted by ericmoreno on November 8, 2009

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9 out of 14 people found this review helpful.

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An incredible book! Martin Luther King JR¿s (MLK) autobiography edited by Clayborne Carson is a most unusual writing. What makes it so unusual is that Martin Luther King had nothing whatsoever with its writing. MLK did not collaborate with Carson. MLK did not know Carso...
An incredible book! Martin Luther King JR¿s (MLK) autobiography edited by Clayborne Carson is a most unusual writing. What makes it so unusual is that Martin Luther King had nothing whatsoever with its writing. MLK did not collaborate with Carson. MLK did not know Carson. MLK was killed with out ever having applied himself to writing his biography, yet this book is titled as the great mans autobiography. By manipulating the title of the book Clayborne Carson establishes an enormous creditability gap. Is this just a bid by some obscure writer to capitalize on a great mans name, or is this an attempt to bring to light insights and understanding of one of Americas great leaders. If you can get over the fact that the author introduces the book with an honest revelation of his contriving to deceive people into buying his book then the author¿s contempt for his readers is justified. In the preface Mr. Carson tries to use Mrs. Coretta Scott King¿s name to lend some creditability to his usurpation. He was ¿asked to act as director of the King Papers Project¿ not to write an autobiographical book. From this dishonest inception Carson then elicits his readers reliance on his interpretations of the documents entrusted to him. With this contrivance as the groundwork for the book the reader might get a feeling like a chicken being invited to dinner with a fox. If you are honestly seeking to know about MLK¿s life and works you need to look elsewhere since this book is simply Not creditable. Ken Donnelly

posted by Anonymous on September 16, 2003

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  • Posted February 16, 2013

    A little disappointing

    Not written by the man himself but information colllected from his letters, notes, etc about the man behind civil rights. It written by someone else who pieced this story together with Mrs King. It shouldnt be call an autobiography but rather a memoir. Just my opinion. Interesting read bbut i felt it lacked the sustanance it would have if truly written by the man himself.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 1, 2002

    a day in the life of king

    this book was so inspiring and full sharp points.I love the way King spoke on hisself and his true feelings.

    0 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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