Let the Trumpet Sound: A Life of Martin Luther King, Jr.

Let the Trumpet Sound: A Life of Martin Luther King, Jr.

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by Stephen B. Oates
     
 

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Winner of the Robert F. Kennedy Memorial Book Award and the Christopher Award, this brilliant examination of the life of Martin Luther King, Jr. portrays a very real man and his dream that shaped America's history.

Author Biography:
Stephen B. Oates is the author of sixteen books, including The Approaching Fury; With Malice Toward None: A Life of

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Winner of the Robert F. Kennedy Memorial Book Award and the Christopher Award, this brilliant examination of the life of Martin Luther King, Jr. portrays a very real man and his dream that shaped America's history.

Author Biography:
Stephen B. Oates is the author of sixteen books, including The Approaching Fury; With Malice Toward None: A Life of Abraham Lincoln and Let the Trumpet Sound: A Life of Martin Luther King, Jr., the latter two books winning, respectively, the Christopher Award and the Robert F. Kennedy Memorial Book Award. They have been translated into several languages.

Oates was a consultant and "talking head" in Ken Burns's Civil War series on PBS, and is a recipient of the Nevins-Freeman Award of the Chicago Civil War Round Table for lifetime achievement in the field of Civil War studies. A teacher at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, he is now writing the concluding book of the Voices of Storm trilogy, about the years of Reconstruction, 1865-1877.

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Editorial Reviews

Roger Wilkins
The thrilling story is not only full of drama, but...of the real King, his bravery, his triumph, his pain and his doubts. -- Washington Post Book World
WILLIAM MANCHESTER
“Moving, scholarly, lucid, invaluable. ... The book on Martin Luther King.”
ERIC FONER
“Oates has written the most comprehensive account of King’s life yet published. ... Displays a remarkable understanding of King’s individual role in the civil rights movement. ... Helps us appreciate how sorely King is missed.”
Chicago Tribune
“Martin Luther King is captured in all his power, glory, and humility.”
HENRY STEELE COMMAGER
“The most comprehensive, the most thoroughly researched and documented, the most scholarly of the biographies of Martin Luther King, Jr.”
Newsday
“Clearly the best biography we have. ... Stirring. ... Evokes King and his epic struggle with you-are-there vividness.”
New York Times Book Review
A Notable Book of the Year

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780060924737
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
01/28/1994
Series:
Harper Perennial Series
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
592
Product dimensions:
5.31(w) x 8.00(h) x 1.33(d)

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Roger Wilkins
"The thrilling story is not only full of drama, but...of the real King, his bravery, his triumph, his pain and his doubts."

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