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Parting the waters: America in the King Years 1954-63

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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.
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subject_facet 20th Century -- United States, African Americans -- Civil rights, Civil Rights -- POLITICAL SCIENCE, Civil rights movements -- History, Civil rights movements -- United States -- History -- 20th century, Electronic books, King, Martin Luther, -- Jr., -- 1929-1968, Political -- BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY, United States -- History -- 1953-1961
title_display Parting the waters : America in the King years, 1954-63
title_full Parting the Waters America in the King Years 1954-63 [electronic resource] Branch, Taylor., Parting the waters : America in the King years, 1954-63 / Taylor Branch
title_short Parting the waters :
title_sub America in the King Years 1954-63
topic_facet 20th Century, African Americans, Civil Rights, Civil rights, Civil rights movements, History, King, Martin Luther, Political