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At Canaan's Edge by Taylor Branch
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Mar 09, 2008

it was amazing
Read in March, 2008

During the period of this book (1965-68) I was in my early teens and not particulary focused (until probably 68) on the Civil Rights movement. Reading it brought back memories of seeing the newspapers and television coverage of various key events, often horrifying in their physical manifestion of hatred.

You cannot come away from this book without fully realizing Dr. King's committment to non-violence and how hard he worked for it. Also, it fully illustrates Lyndon Johnson's historic committment to civil rights which has almost been eclipsed by his role in the Vietnam War. The author writes all of this so well its absolutely riveting
and he more than deserves the awards he's received for this trilogy. This book is the last of the series.

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