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Death of a King : the real story of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s final year

Author: Tavis Smiley; David Ritz
Publisher: New York, NY : Back Bay Books, Little, Brown and Company, 2016. ©2014
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : First Back Bay paperback editionView all editions and formats
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Chronicles the twelve months leading up to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s assassination, discussing how he rose above denunciations by the press and assaults on his character to address racism, poverty, and militarism.
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Genre/Form: Biographies
Biography
History
Named Person: Martin Luther King, Jr.; Martin Luther King, Jr.
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Tavis Smiley; David Ritz
ISBN: 9780316332774 0316332771
OCLC Number: 908628735
Description: x, 276 pages ; 21 cm
Contents: 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.
Responsibility: by Tavis Smiley with David Ritz.

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