Parting the Waters

America in the King Years 1954-63

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Publisher Description

In Parting the Waters, the first volume of his essential America in the King Years series, Pulitzer Prize winner Taylor Branch gives a “compelling…masterfully told” (The Wall Street Journal) account of Martin Luther King’s early years and rise to greatness.

Hailed as the most masterful story ever told of the American Civil Rights Movement, Parting the Waters is destined to endure for generations.

Moving from the fiery political baptism of Martin Luther King, Jr., to the corridors of Camelot where the Kennedy brothers weighed demands for justice against the deceptions of J. Edgar Hoover, here is a vivid tapestry of America, torn and finally transformed by a revolutionary struggle unequaled since the Civil War.

Taylor Branch provides an unsurpassed portrait of King's rise to greatness and illuminates the stunning courage and private conflict, the deals, maneuvers, betrayals, and rivalries that determined history behind closed doors, at boycotts and sit-ins, on bloody freedom rides, and through siege and murder.

Epic in scope and impact, Branch's chronicle definitively captures one of the nation's most crucial passages.

GENRE
Biographies & Memoirs
RELEASED
2007
April 16
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
1,088
Pages
PUBLISHER
Simon & Schuster
SELLER
Simon & Schuster Digital Sales LLC
SIZE
6.1
MB

Customer Reviews

Orbweaver ,

Great book, terrible formatting

Footnotes, references, index are not very useful. Footnotes are each on a separate page - 75 pages worth - all at the very end of the book, with no indication of what they refer to. The index is simply a list of names without any reference to location.

Some words seem to have a hard hyphen which is fixed inappropriately in the middle of the word regardless of font size or if automatic hyphenation is on or off.

I'd give this book 5 stars if it wasn't for the poor formatting.

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