Martin Luther King, Jr.

Martin Luther King, Jr.

A Life

Format
Paperback
Price
$15.00
 
Additional Formats
  • Paperback
  • ISBN 9780143036487
  • 224 Pages
  • Penguin Books
  • Adult

Overview

Marshall Frady, the reporter who became the unofficial chronicler of the civil rights movement, here re-creates the life and turbulent times of its inspirational leader. Deftly interweaving the story of King’s quest with a history of the African American struggle for equality, Frady offers fascinating insights into his subject’s magnetic character, with its mixture of piety and ambition. He explores the complexities of King’s relationships with other civil rights leaders, the Kennedy and Johnson administrations, and the FBI’s J. Edgar Hoover, who conducted a relentless vendetta against him. The result is a biography that conveys not just the facts of King’s life but the power of his legacy.

Praise

“Just the introductory chapter… is worth a good nineteenths of all the literature the movement produced or inspired.” —Arkansas Times

“Commendable… An excellent introduction to that man who was King.” —Los Angeles Times

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