Death of a King: The Real Story of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s Final Year

Overview

A revealing and dramatic chronicle of the twelve months leading up to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s assassination

Martin Luther King, Jr. died in one of the most shocking assassinations the world has known, but little is remembered about the life he led in his final year. New York Times bestselling author and award-winning broadcaster Tavis Smiley recounts the final 365 days of King's life, revealing the minister's trials and tribulations — denunciations by the press, rejection ...

See more details below
Death of a King: The Real Story of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s Final Year

Available on NOOK devices and apps  
  • NOOK Devices
  • Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 NOOK
  • NOOK HD/HD+ Tablet
  • NOOK
  • NOOK Color
  • NOOK Tablet
  • Tablet/Phone
  • NOOK for Windows 8 Tablet
  • NOOK for iOS
  • NOOK for Android
  • NOOK Kids for iPad
  • PC/Mac
  • NOOK for Windows 8
  • NOOK for PC
  • NOOK for Mac

Want a NOOK? Explore Now

Available for Pre-Order
This item will be available on September 9, 2014.
NOOK Book (eBook)
$12.99
BN.com price

Overview

A revealing and dramatic chronicle of the twelve months leading up to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s assassination

Martin Luther King, Jr. died in one of the most shocking assassinations the world has known, but little is remembered about the life he led in his final year. New York Times bestselling author and award-winning broadcaster Tavis Smiley recounts the final 365 days of King's life, revealing the minister's trials and tribulations — denunciations by the press, rejection from the president, dismissal by the country's black middle class and militants, assaults on his character, ideology, and political tactics, to name a few — all of which he had to rise above in order to lead and address the racism, poverty, and militarism that threatened to destroy our democracy.

Smiley's DEATH OF A KING paints a portrait of a leader and visionary in a narrative different from all that have come before. Here is an exceptional glimpse into King's life — one that adds both nuance and gravitas to his legacy as an American hero.

Read More Show Less

Editorial Reviews

From Barnes & Noble

In April 1968, the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. shocked the nation, but largely lost in the scramble for stories were accounts of attacks and humiliations of this Nobel Prize winner's civil rights final year. Tavis Smiley's Death of a King chronicles these twelve months, reminding how vilification by the FBI, politicians, and even fellow civil rights leaders challenged this visionary on almost every front. The popular PBS host describes how despite these challenges, King fought on against rampant racism, poverty, and militarism.

From the Publisher
Praise for Death of a King and Tavis Smiley

"Tavis Smiley has captured not only the spirit of the movement, but the Spirit of Martin Luther King, Jr. in his last days. We didn't realize it but he knew he was on his way to Jerusalem, and as much as we tried to deter him, he fought back."—Andrew Young, United States Ambassador to the United Nations and former Mayor of Atlanta

"Death of a King is a fitting climax to a noble saga. It is here adequately told and placed before history."—Reverend Gardner C. Taylor

"One of the most important political voices of his generation."—The Philadelphia Inquirer

Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780316332767
  • Publisher: Little, Brown and Company
  • Publication date: 9/9/2014
  • Pages: 288
  • Sales rank: 558,363
  • Product dimensions: 6.10 (w) x 9.30 (h) x 1.20 (d)

Meet the Author

Tavis Smiley

Tavis Smiley is the host of PBS's Tavis Smiley and Public Radio International's The Tavis Smiley Show. Smiley is also the bestselling author of 16 books. He lives in Los Angeles, California.

Read More Show Less

If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
Why is this product inappropriate?
Comments (optional)