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The King Years

The King Years

Historic Moments in the Civil Rights Movement

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Taylor Branch, author of the Pulitzer Prize–winning America in the King Years trilogy, presents selections from his monumental work that recount the essential moments of the Civil Rights Movement. A masterpiece of storytelling on race and democracy, violence and nonviolence, The King Years delivers riveting tales of everyday heroes whose stories inspire us still. Here is the full sweep of an era that transformed America and continues to offer crucial lessons for today’s world. This vital primer amply fulfills Branch’s dedication: “For students of freedom and teachers of history.”
  • Simon & Schuster | 
  • 224 pages | 
  • ISBN 9781451662467 | 
  • August 2013
List Price $16.00
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Martin Luther King and the Fight for Civil Rights

The battle against racial segregation set the stage for the civil rights movement of the 1960's and Martin Luther King's peaceful protests. Pulitzer Prize winning author Taylor Branch shares his thoughts about that turbulent and transformative era...

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Taylor Branch
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Taylor Branch

Taylor Branch is the bestselling author of Parting the Waters: America in the King Years, 1954-63; Pillar of Fire: America in the King Years, 1963-65; At Canaan’s Edge: America in the King Years, 1965-1968; and The Clinton Tapes. He has won the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Critics Circle Award.

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