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Death of a King : the real story of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s final year / by Tavis Smiley with David Ritz.

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ISBN#9780316332767
BIB ID#1744891
Call# B King S

Death of a King

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x, 276 pages ; 21 cm
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Four seasons : spring, summer, fall, and winter. "Vocation of agony" ; "Betraying the cause" ; "The language of the unheard" ; "Anxiety and sorrow in my heart" ; The bloodiest month of all ; Where do we go from here? ; Cities aflame ; Respect ; Chaos ; Ominous clouds ; "I, Martin Luther King, take thee, Non-Violence, to be my wedded wife" ; Ironic anniversary -- The final season : the last three months. Thirty-nine ; Confession ; Drum major ; Humility, levity, and longevity ; Frantic melancholy ; Restless heart ; Garment of destiny ; Firemen ; Midnight hour in Memphis ; Freedom explosion ; The mountaintop in Memphis ; April 4, 1968.

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Summary/Annotation ->  The New York Times bestselling chronicle of the last twelve months of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s life

The real story about Martin Luther King Jr.'s final year has been buried by time and revisionist history. In DEATH OF A KING , bestselling author and award-winning broadcaster Tavis Smiley recounts the final 365 days of King's time on Earth, revealing his tribulations and trials-- denunciations by the press, rejection by the president, dismissal by the black middle class, and assaults on his character.

Smiley conducted new interviews with King's family and associates, but he also wrote from a personal place, painting a vivid, narrative portrait. Here is an exceptional glimpse into King's world--adding both nuance and gravitas to his heroic legacy.

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