"A pertinent, you-are-there historical page-turner with a strong moral message. -Kirkus"
"A compelling look at a pivotal time."
"Burial for a King is a gripping piece of work. Some of Rebecca Burns’s voices belong to friends, which made it haunting, but many of them were fresh discoveries to me. This book is a great tribute. "
– Taylor Branch, author of the America in the King Yearstrilogy
"Now, finally, we can see what couldn’t be seen and know what couldn’t be known about the way Atlanta held together to honor and bury its most celebrated and controversial son. Day by day, hour by hour, step by step, the behind-the-scenes dramaturgy of the national week of mourning for Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. comes vividly alive in Burial for a King. Even as the national mood swung wildly from catatonic to chaotic, Rebecca Burns deftly shows, the suites and streets of Atlanta found common ground in a calming field that explains Atlanta’s modern-day transcendence. "
– Hank Klibanoff, co-author of The Race Beat: The Press, the Civil Rights Struggle, and the Awakening of a Nation winner of the 2007 Pulitzer Prize in History
"Rebecca Burns is a gifted storyteller with a keen understanding of the small details that make history so interesting, and in Burial for a King, she has woven dozens of interviews into a fast-paced narrative so vivid and poignant that you may catch yourself feeling almost as if you are eavesdropping. The book focuses on a single week in 1968--a week that happens to include some of the most painful days of my entire life--and the fact that I have difficulty reading its pages is actually a testament to the power of the author’s uncommon skill. Burns literally has opened a window into the past. "
– Andrew Young who has served as Mayor of Atlanta,
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