Martin Luther King, Jr.: A Life by Marshall FradyMartin Luther King, Jr.: A Life by Marshall Frady

Martin Luther King, Jr.: A Life

byMarshall Frady

Paperback | December 27, 2005

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Marshall Frady, the reporter who became the unofficial chronicler of the civil rights movement, here re-creates the life and turbulent times of its inspirational leader. Deftly interweaving the story of King’s quest with a history of the African American struggle for equality, Frady offers fascinating insights into his subject’s magnetic character, with its mixture of piety and ambition. He explores the complexities of King’s relationships with other civil rights leaders, the Kennedy and Johnson administrations, and the FBI’s J. Edgar Hoover, who conducted a relentless vendetta against him. The result is a biography that conveys not just the facts of King’s life but the power of his legacy.
Marshall Frady (1940–2004) was a veteran journalist who wrote for Newsweek, Harper’s, and The New Yorker. He was also a correspondent for Nightline and ABC News. His books include Wallace, a biography ofGeorge Wallace, and Jesse: The Life and Pilgrimage of Jesse Jackson.
Title:Martin Luther King, Jr.: A LifeFormat:PaperbackDimensions:224 pages, 7.2 × 5.1 × 0.6 inPublished:December 27, 2005Publisher:Penguin Publishing GroupLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0143036483

ISBN - 13:9780143036487


Rated 3 out of 5 by from Alright While the book does have some good insight and some interesting stories and events to relate, it is obvious that it has been written by a journalist and not a historian. There are many times where the author gets overly wordy instead of getting straight to the point.
Date published: 2017-10-07

Editorial Reviews

"Just the introductory chapter... is worth a good nineteenths of all the literature the movement produced or inspired." —Arkansas Times

"Commendable... An excellent introduction to that man who was King." —Los Angeles Times