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9780316332712 (eBook) : $81.00
0316332712 (eBook) : $81.00
Death of a King [electronic resource] : the real story of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s final year
by Little, Brown and Co., New York :
1 online resource.
Part I. 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 -- Part II. Final season: the last three months -- 39 -- 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 -- Epilogue.
Recounts the final 365 days of King's life, revealing the minister's trials and tribulations--denunciations by the press, rejection from the president, dismissal by the country's black middle class and militants, assaults on his character, ideology, and political tactics, to name a few--all of which he had to rise above in order to lead and address the racism, poverty, and militarism that threatened to destroy our democracy.