Parting the Waters: America in the King Years 1954-1963

Parting the Waters: America in the King Years 1954-1963

by Taylor Branch
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Parting the Waters 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 13 reviews.
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jpilonmd More than 1 year ago
Its been a few years since I read all three of Branch's books. Having served in Vietnam 1967-68 I was hugely disappointed in LBJ's performance. Branch documents the vanity of LBJ's effort superbly. The loss of US lives were completely unnecessary, in my opinion. I would love to have Branch develop the history recently brought to light by E. Howard Hunt that LBJ was behind the JFK assassination. He had motive (only way he would ever become president), opportunity (he set up the Texas mission), and tools (he had access to CIA operatives, particularly one who hated JFK for seducing his wife.) Wonderfully written almost like a novel. Could hardly put it down.
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farmers_wife More than 1 year ago
I am only about half way through this lofty book but it is very good and paints a picture as the plot(history) unfolds. I have recommended it to friends and family.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
An excellant history of a time and place. For some (like me), a 900 page book is a daunting commitment to make, but well worth it. I look forward to reading Pillar of Fire (vol. 2 of this work), and vol. 3, whenever it comes out.