Parting the Waters: America in the King Years 1954-63. Taylor Branch.

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

New York: Simon and Schuster, 1988. First Edition. Fourth Printing. Hardcover. Heavy item, additional handling fees for local delivery. USED - Good/ Very Good. Blue paper boards with silver lettering to navy cloth spine. Blue endpapers.Text block lightly toned, with light foxing to edges. Prior owner's inscription in blue ink to bottom corner of preliminary page, otherwise clean and unmarked. Binding tight and square. Corners sharp. Inserts with B/W photographs. Notes. Index. 16 x 24 x5 cm. 1064 pp. / Very Good. Light edgewear and scuffing. Lightly yellowed. Brodart protective cover applied. Item #15780

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.

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