The King Years: Historic Moments in the Civil Rights Movement

The King Years: Historic Moments in the Civil Rights Movement

by Taylor Branch
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The King Years: Historic Moments in the Civil Rights Movement by Taylor Branch

The essential moments of the Civil Rights Movement are set in historical context by the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of the magisterial America in the King Years trilogy—Parting the Waters; Pillar of Fire; and At Canaan’s Edge.

Taylor Branch, author of the Pulitzer Prize–winning America in the King Years trilogy, presents selections from his monumental work that recount the essential moments of the Civil Rights Movement. A masterpiece of storytelling on race and democracy, violence and nonviolence, The King Years delivers riveting tales of everyday heroes whose stories inspire us still. Here is the full sweep of an era that transformed America and continues to offer crucial lessons for today’s world. This vital primer amply fulfills Branch’s dedication: “For students of freedom and teachers of history.”

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781451678970
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Publication date: 01/08/2013
Pages: 210
Product dimensions: 6.50(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

Taylor Branch is the bestselling author of Parting the Waters: America in the King Years, 1954-63; Pillar of Fire: America in the King Years, 1963-65; At Canaan’s Edge: America in the King Years, 1965-1968; and The Clinton Tapes. He has won the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Critics Circle Award.

Hometown:

Baltimore, Maryland

Date of Birth:

January 14, 1947

Place of Birth:

Atlanta, Georgia

Education:

A.B., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 1968; M.P.A., Princeton University, 1970

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The King Years: Historic Moments in the Civil Rights Movement 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
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Thanks for your review, I will be sure to read the book now!
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Waste of time, money and a good tree writing this drivel. Glorifying ppl who ruined this country.