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Parting the waters : America in the King years, 1954-63

Author: Taylor Branch; Paul Cartwright Collection (Mississippi State University. Libraries)
Publisher: New York : Simon and Schuster, ©1988.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Chronicles the civil rights struggle from the twilight of the Eisenhower years through the assassination of President Kennedy.
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Branch, Taylor.
Parting the waters.
New York : Simon and Schuster, ©1988
(OCoLC)1085905935
Named Person: Martin Luther King, Jr.; Martin Luther King, Jr; Martin Luther King, Jr.; Martin Luther Jr King
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Taylor Branch; Paul Cartwright Collection (Mississippi State University. Libraries)
ISBN: 0671460978 9780671460976 0671687425 9780671687427
OCLC Number: 18383661
Awards: Anisfield-Wolf Book Award, 1989.
Pulitzer Prize, History, 1989.
National Book Critics Circle Award, General Nonfiction, 1988.
Description: xii, 1064 pages, 32 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: 1. Forerunner: Vernon Johns 1 --
2. Rockefeller and Ebenezer 27 --
3. Niebuhr and the Pool Tables 69 --
4. First Trombone 105 --
5. The Montgomery Bus Boycott 143 --
6. A Taste of the World 206 --
7. The Quickening 272 --
8. Shades of Politics 312 --
9. A Pawn of History 351 --
10. The Kennedy Transition 379 --
11. Baptism on Wheels 412 --
12. The Summer of Freedom Rides 451 --
13. Moses in McComb, King in Kansas City 492 --
14. Almost Christmas in Albany 524 --
15. Hoover's Triangle and King's Machine 562 --
16. The Fireman's Last Reprieve 601 --
17. The Fall of Ole Miss 633 --
18. To Birmingham 673 --
19. Greenwood and Birmingham Jail 708 --
20. The Children's Miracle 756 --
21. Firestorm 803 --
22. The March on Washington 846 --
23. Crossing Over: Nightmares and Dreams 888.
Responsibility: Taylor Branch.
Local System Bib Number:
297108

Abstract:

Chronicles the civil rights struggle from the twilight of the Eisenhower years through the assassination of President Kennedy.
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Robert Wilson USA Today Superb history. Jim Miller Newsweek A masterpiece ... remarkably revealing.... The past, miraculously, seems to spring back to life. Richard John Neuhaus The Wall Street Read more...

 
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