Let the Trumpet Sound: The Life of Martin Luther King, JR.

Let the Trumpet Sound: The Life of Martin Luther King, JR.

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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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

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780060149932
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
08/01/1982
Edition description:
1st ed
Pages:
416

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"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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