Parting the Waters: Martin Luther King and the Civil Rights Movement 1954-63

By: Branch, Taylor

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The first book of a formidable three-volume social history, Parting the Waters is more than just a biography of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. during the decade preceding his emergence as a national figure. Branch's thousand-page effort, which won the Pulitzer Prize as well as the National Book Critics Circle Award for General Nonfiction, profiles the key players and events that helped shape the American social landscape following World War II but before the civil-rights movement of the 1960s reached its climax. The author then goes a step further, endeavoring to explain how the struggles evolved as they did by probing the influences of the main actors while discussing the manner in which events conspired to create fertile ground for change. review >>> Parting the Waters defines what a popular history should be: detailed, well-researched, and as readable as a novel. While the life of MLK is the fulcrum of the work, Branch delves deeply into into areas as diverse as the history of Dexter Avenue Baptist and power struggle between Bobby Kennedy and J. Edgar Hoover. All this detail means that as Branch moves chronologically through the major events of the Civil Rights struggle, you feel like you have the context to understand exactly what these events mean. 1062 pp with two photo sections amidships, approx 1.5kg packed for post

Title: Parting the Waters: Martin Luther King and the Civil Rights Movement 1954-63

Author Name: Branch, Taylor


Publisher: UK, Macmillan: 1988

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Very Good

Jacket Condition: Very Good

Size: 24cm

Seller ID: 010184

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