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At Canaan's edge : America in the King years, 1965-68

Author: Taylor Branch
Publisher: New York : Simon & Schuster Paperbacks, 2007.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : 1st Simon & Schuster pbk edView all editions and formats
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From the Publisher At Canaan's Edge concludes America in the King Years, a three-volume history that will endure as a masterpiece of storytelling on American race, violence, and democracy. Pulitzer Prize-winner and bestselling author Taylor Branch makes clear in this magisterial account of the civil rights movement that Martin Luther King, Jr., earned a place next to James Madison and Abraham Lincoln in the pantheon  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Named Person: Martin Luther King, Jr.; Martin Luther King, Jr.
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Taylor Branch
ISBN: 0684857138 9780684857138
OCLC Number: 77560179
Notes: Originally published: 2006.
Awards: Winner of Robert F. Kennedy Book Award (Distinguished Honors) 2007
Commended for Lukas Prize Project (Nonfiction) 2007
Commended for L.A. Times Book Prize (History) 2006
Description: xiii, 1039 pages, 24 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction --
Part 1: Selma: The Last Revolution --
1: Warning --
2: Scouts --
3: Dissent --
4: Boxed in --
5: Over the bridge --
6: Call --
7: Devil's choice --
8: Ghost of Lincoln --
9: Wallace and the Archbishop --
10: We shall overcome --
11: Half-inch hailstones --
12: Neutralize their anxieties --
13: To Montgomery --
14: Stakes of history --
15: Aftershocks --
16: Bearings in a whirlwind --
Part 2: High Tide --
17: Ten feet tall --
18: Leaps of faith --
19: Gulps of freedom --
20: Fort Deposit --
21: Watts and Hayneville --
22: Fragile alliance --
23: Identity --
Part 3: Crossroads In Freedom And War --
24: Enemy politics --
25: Inside out --
26: Refugees --
27: Break points --
28: Panther ladies --
29: Meredith March --
30: Chicago --
31: Valley moments --
32: Backlash --
Par 4: Passion --
33: Spy visions --
34: Riverside --
35: Splinters --
36: King's choice --
37: New Year trials --
38: Memphis --
39: Requiem --
Epilogue --
Acknowledgments --
Notes --
Bibliography --
Index.
Responsibility: Taylor Branch.

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Now in paperback, the final volume of Pulitzer Prize-winning author Taylor Branch's magisterial history of the Civil Rights Movement, a powerful rendering of Martin Luther King's final years.  Read more...
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"Luminous...magisterial...At Canaan's Edge is a sweeping history of protest and politics, bursting with outsize figures." -- Chicago Tribune "A thrilling book, marvelous in both its breadth and its Read more...

 
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