The Autobiography of Martin Luther King, Jr.

The Autobiography of Martin Luther King, Jr.

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by Martin Luther King Jr.
     
 

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First-person account of the extraordinary life of America's greatest civil rights leader. It begins with his boyhood as the son of a preacher, his education as a minister, his ascendancy as a leader of civil rights,&his complex relationships with leading political&social figures of the day.  See more details below

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First-person account of the extraordinary life of America's greatest civil rights leader. It begins with his boyhood as the son of a preacher, his education as a minister, his ascendancy as a leader of civil rights,&his complex relationships with leading political&social figures of the day.

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ISBN-13:
9780759520370
Publisher:
Grand Central Publishing
Publication date:
01/01/2001
Sold by:
Hachette Digital, Inc.
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
188,579
File size:
5 MB

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The Autobiography of Martin Luther King, Jr. 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 54 reviews.
ericmoreno More than 1 year ago
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.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book is destined to become a classic in literature around the world, if it isn't already! When Alex Haley put together 'The Autobiography of Malcolm X,' now a classic in its own right, he had the benefit of working directly with Malcolm on the story of his life. Clayborne Carson, editor of this autobiography of Dr. King, had no such advantage, with Dr. King having been deceased for 30 years. Having said that, however, Carson does a superb job as editor -- unobtrusively guiding the text along but letting Dr. King's own voice and words come through loud and clear. This book flows smoothly from start to finish. It ties in all the speeches, all the stories, all the anecdotes we've all known about Dr. King into one comprehensive whole. It gave me a much deeper insight into Dr. King and his life and family than I ever had before. I love this book -- and will always consider it a classical treasure to have in my home.
Guest More than 1 year ago
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
squid0 More than 1 year ago
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.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This needs to be required reading for every citizen! This gives true insight into the character and motivations of Dr. King. This is PURE civil rights action, not the unfortunate humanist-reactionary situation we have today. Dr. King was a remarkable man with a remarkable foundation.
lectorNJ More than 1 year ago
I learned a great deal from reading this book. It has given me a renewed appreciation of the struggle of African-Americans to be treated equally and with justice. I also was moved by the courage and personal struggle of King as he sought to do what is right in spite of many setbacks, obstacles and challenges.
harstan More than 1 year ago
Selected by the Reverend King¿s heirs, Stanford University history professor Clayborne Carson archived the massive papers, videos, and recordings of one of the most influential twentieth century figures. The reader gets a feel for Dr. King as a person who lived the words he uttered. More important is that the audience sees a complete, compassionate, caring human being instead of a federal holiday.

Though authorized, this is a fascinating autobiography that provides insight to a time when support of Civil Rights proved deadly. Those readers who seek sensationalism would be better suited filing a freedom of information request to gain access to Hoover¿s files. Those individuals who want to better comprehend history or simply gain an understanding of one of the previous century¿s giants, THE AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR. is the right stuff.

Harriet Klausner

Anonymous 9 months ago
I loved it
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A must read. His life, his times and his teachings resonate even today. I am sure he would be shocked, not 50 years later, to see Barack Obama elected President of the USA.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
wow good book
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I wonder how it would be if he was still alive today.. reply to ******** t love ll -------if u could give any ideas and any comments on what it would be like if he was still alive today
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Good
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I learned so much reading this. I am so glad I did. I really recommend this book to anyone interested in the civil righs movement.
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Loved.it!
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Kayyyy girl! Um ethan.... what?
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It might be good i did not read it yet.
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I thought it was a good book for kids if they had a research for school they could read it. It would be very imfomationaly for people .It thought martin really did change the world he made it was really good people can get along now very good. NOW People can go to schol together. And blacks dont get beat no more thats really good. And now im so happy wth my cuzins,friends,and the rest of my family.so thats why i think it was an ok book and it denfinlely eraned five star. Bless martin luther king jr.That was a great book! And poeple who are reading this should buy the book martin luther king jr.
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The man that changed the world forever!!