Parting the Waters: America in the King Years, 1954-63

By: Branch, Taylor

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A nice copy. 1989 Trade Paperback. We have more books available by this author!. xii, 1064 pp. In volume one of his America in the King Years, Pulitzer Prize winner Taylor Branch gives a masterly account of the American civil rights movement. 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.

Title: Parting the Waters: America in the King Years, 1954-63

Author: Branch, Taylor

Categories: Race & Racism, Pulitzer Prize Winners, Civil Rights, 20th Century, Activists,

Edition: Reprint

Publisher: Touchstone / Simon & Schuster: 1989

ISBN Number: 0671687425

ISBN Number 13: 9780671687427

Binding: Trade Paperback

Book Condition: Near Fine

Seller ID: 2273425

Keywords: KING MARTIN LUTHER JR HISTORY HISTORIC RACISM RACIAL EQUALITY ISSUES RACE BLACK AFRO AFRICAN AMERICANS NEGRO NEGROES MLK TAYLOR BRANCH UNITED STATES AMERICA AMERICAN USA POLITICAL POLITICS SOCIAL REFORM CAMELOT KENNEDY JOHN FITZGERALD JFK RFK ROBERT J EDGAR HOOVER REVOLT CIVIL RIGHTS BIOGRAPHY PULITZER PRIZE WINNER SOCIOLOGY,