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The Boys Of Birmingham

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  • Posted June 9, 2010

    Not what I thought it was going to be

    The 1960's was a turbulent time in the United States. Wars, foreign and domestic were being fought and assassinations were something that seemed to happen frequently. Martin Luther King, Jr. was the iconic preacher who lead the Civil Rights Movement until his assassination in 1968, which is the topic of the book "The Boys of Birmingham".

    The stories told in this book are the lives of Martin Luther King, Jr. and of the organization that would eventually investigate his death, the FBI. While the history told within the pages of this book is interesting and accurate, there was something that I missed from the book - the actual investigation of the assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr. The book is over 300 pages long and we don't get to the investigation of his death until the last section of the book. Once you get to the portion, you really aren't told anything that leads to a greater understanding of the investigation.

    Also, it can sometimes be confusing - facts are restated several times and sections of the book don't seem to flow together as much as they seem to be presented to stand alone from each other. The first portion of the book, which outlines the reasoning for the Civil Rights Movement is great but it is hard to make the connection between this portion and the rest of the book.

    The title of the book, and most of the information found on the book, lead you to believe that this gives you real details on the investigation. When in fact it is more of the history of the Civil Rights Movement and a memoir of sorts of the authors father. Again, great book but not what I was hoping it would be.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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