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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 23, 2010

    Can't stop thinking about this book

    I read this book several years ago and it stays with me. Halberstam's writing is incredible and it pulls you in. It isn't hard to understand how the young and brave college kids changed our world. Thank goodness for the energy and idealism of people in their 20s. Martin Luther King was important to the movement but he was driven into action by these kids. It makes you wonder what the real story is behind other significant changes in our perception and the laws that govern us. My friends and family were quite tired of hearing about the details of the book while I was reading it but I couldn't shut up!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 22, 2005

    Incredible!

    Moving account of the Civil Rights Movement. Extraordinarily well-written. Gripping...right from the opening sentence of the prologue.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 20, 2002

    Extraordinary recap of what children can do

    This is a fantastic review of the Civil Rights movement. The writing is extraordinary, much like Halberstam's writing in The Fifties. The book demonstrates how children can change the world and reminds us of all the good that was done in the Civil Rights and anti-war movements. It is a must read for anybody who wants to understand the timeline from Nashville to Selma and the role played by Dr. King and a cast of thousands.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 18, 2000

    Halberstam's Best Book Yet!!!

    A unique masterpiece of the civil rights movement and how the children pushed, probed, cajoled, protested, sang, demanded, and in some cases died for what they believed in.....civil rights for all mankind. Mr. Halberstam deftly introduces us to the civil rights movement as it came of age in young college students of the south. We meet up with such personalities as John Lewis, Jim Lawson, Diane Nash, James Bevel, Marion Barry, Bob Moses, and many others. We see through their eyes the battles waged in an effort to bring the civil rights movement to the forefront of American society. We witness first hand the struggle for freedom while also seeing a dark sinister part of America, which includes the government of the United States. Without question, Martin Luther King Jr. would not receive all the praise he receives still today without the groundwork done by 'the children'. The Children is a must read for anyone interested in the civil rights movement. A true classic, spoken elegantly by someone who was there first hand to witness all the trials and tribulations during one of the most important era's in American history.

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