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

Parting the Waters is the first volume of Branch's essential history of the Civil Rights movement. This book is on Obama's reading list and it should be required reading for everyone.

—Recommended by Paul, City Lights Books

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.

Title Parting the Waters
Subtitle America in the King Years 1954-63
Author Taylor Branch
Publisher Simon & Schuster
Title First Published 15 November 1989
Format Paperback
Nb of pages 1088 p.
ISBN-10 0671687425
ISBN-13 9780671687427
Publication Date 15 November 1989
Main content page count 1088
Weight 16 oz.

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