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Pillar of Fire: America in the King Years 1963-65 by [Taylor Branch]
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Richard Bernstein The New York Times By the time you have finished [Pillar of Fire], you feel almost as if you have relieved the era, not just read about it.

James Goodman The Boston Globe This is jet-propelled history.

Jeff Shesol The Washington Post Politics and personalities, ambition and imagination, triumph and tragedy.

David M. Shribman The Wall Street Journal One part biography, one part history, one part elegy...a vast panorama...powerful.

Jon Meacham Newsweek Pillar of Fire is a magisterial history of one of the most tumultuous periods in postwar America. Branch's storytelling is strong, his storytelling colorful. Reading Branch, it is easier to see why even the most remarkable revolutions are never complete.

Alan Wolfe The New York Times Book Review As he did in Parting the Waters, Branch brings to these events both a passion for their detail and a recognition of their larger historical significance.

Scott Ellsworth The Oregonian Magnificent...the birth of a masterwork akin to Carl Sandburg's Lincoln or Shelby Foote's Civil War.

Ray Jenkins The Baltimore Sun Branch has an uncanny ability to penetrate the most obscure nooks and crannies of the past to provide a whole new perpective on the Sixties...

Bill Maxwell St. Petersburg Times Pillar of Fire, a history of symbiosis and epiphany, records King's vision and the disparate moral currents that forced America to redefine itslef in light of its failures to live up to its own principles of freedom.

Trevor Coleman Detroit Free Press The strength of Pillar of Fire lies in Branch's unsurpassed ability to bring the reader into the moment, enabling one to almost feel the tension of the times. --This text refers to an alternate kindle_edition edition.

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Taylor Branch is the author of Parting the Waters: America in the King Years 1954-63. He lives in Baltimore, Maryland, with his wife, Christina Macy, and their two children, Macy and Franklin. --This text refers to an alternate kindle_edition edition.

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  • File Size : 38227 KB
  • Word Wise : Enabled
  • Print Length : 796 pages
  • Publisher : Simon & Schuster (16 April 2007)
  • Screen Reader : Supported
  • Text-to-Speech : Enabled
  • X-Ray : Not Enabled
  • Enhanced Typesetting : Enabled
  • ASIN : B000QJLR02
  • Language: : English
  • Customer Reviews:
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5.0 out of 5 stars Modern Classic
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5.0 out of 5 stars An amazing history of very heroic people
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4.0 out of 5 stars Falls short of "Parting the Waters"
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5.0 out of 5 stars A perfect combination of biography and history.
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