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No Turning Back: My Summer with Daddy King

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This memoir offers an intimate portrait of Martin Luther King and his family, describing a time of hope and struggle that must not be forgotten. Through a young man's memories of 'Daddy' King, this book provides an inspiring model of what it means to be alive and human.
Hardcover, 233 pages
Published October 20th 2007 by Orbis Books (first published October 2007)
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Aug 12, 2014 John rated it really liked it
Shelves: history, biography
An honest an heartfelt account but not entirely what I expected. I expected more of Brewster's struggles with racism in the South and his own internal struggles with what he encountered. I expected some wrestling with his own race bias. I expected more interaction with Daddy King.

What I didn't expect was a whole chapter of recipes for southern cooking and other chapters that just stood still. Overall a good book; just not a great book.
Emmie Lancaster
"Always wondered what white folk sing about. No slavery; can't sing about freedom. No hunger; can't sing about the Lord's banquet. Never driven from your home; can't sing about the Promised Land. Never had no cross burning in your yard, no lynchings in your family; can't sing about deliverance. Always wondered what white folks sing about. I guess they sing about bein' across the river on the other shore. But i want freedom now,' she whispered, 'not in the hereafter.'"
Mar 02, 2008 Andy rated it really liked it
This is a memoir by an Episcopal Priest who spent a summer with Dr. Martin Luther King in 1961. Its a great tale of what these people of history were really like and provides a glimpse into the civil rights struggles of the 1950's & 1960's in very personal... and personable.. terms.
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Sep 29, 2013 Jordan Hoover rated it it was amazing
An honest account of a white northernor who travels to the heart of the south in the 60s. Loved the book and Brewster and it was an easy read, but then ending was a little sadening for me...more could have been done after that summer.
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Sep 01, 2010 Kristin R rated it liked it
Shelves: 2010, umw-2011
Social Action. Gurdon Brewster is a white minister who spent a summer living with Rev. Martin Luther King in the early sixties. This nook is about that summer.
Jan 28, 2011 Diane rated it it was amazing
read this right after a trip to Atlanta to visit our step-son A unique insight in to the beginnings of the civil rights era.
Mar 30, 2011 James rated it it was amazing
An inspiring book written by a gracious, welcoming man. We had a wonderful talk last Sunday:)
Aug 19, 2011 Annette rated it it was amazing
Moving, honest, thought-provoking. Now I want to meet Rev. Brewster!
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