The Autobiography Of Martin Luther King, Jr.

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The Autobiography Of Martin Luther King, Jr.

by Clayborne Carson
Editor Clayborne Carson

Grand Central Publishing | November 1, 1998 | Hardcover

The Autobiography Of Martin Luther King, Jr. is rated 5 out of 5 by 2.
First-person account of the extraordinary life of America's greatest civil rights leader. It begins with his boyhood as the son of a preacher, his education as a minister, his ascendancy as a leader of civil rights, & his complex relationships with leading political & social figures of the day.

Format: Hardcover

Dimensions: 416 pages, 9.25 × 6.38 × 1.38 in

Published: November 1, 1998

Publisher: Grand Central Publishing

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0446524123

ISBN - 13: 9780446524124

Appropriate for ages: 13

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Elegant and powerful Clayborne Carson has eloquently captured the life and events of Martin Luther King, Jr. and guides the reader through the chronology of events leading up to the Civil Rights Movement of the 50s and 60s- and King's central contribution to that revolutionary effort. King's love of people - for the people of America- is masterfully detailed in this collection of King's personal journals and speeches, woven together by Carson in a clear, candid and understandable style. For anyone seeking to see the big picture of King's contributions to humanity, this is an excellent place to start.
Date published: 2011-06-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A King Perspective Carson provides an excellent perspective on the great man's life and purpose. He also provides the reader with a true inside look at the trials and challenges presented when attempting to change the views of a great portion of the country. When reading this stirring, first person account of King's life it is very simple to imagine yourself deep in Alabama and the victim of terrible indignities based solely on skin colour. You can sense the deep feelings and commitment of those people who followed King's philosophy and persevered through great tragedy to steadily work toward the goal of the "man who had a dream". You can feel Coretta Scott King's anxiety when her loving and dedicated husband was killed, one can imagine being next to King at a lunch counter sit-in or trudging happily five miles to work and back in support of the bus boycott. This is truly an amazing book and provides exceptional insight into a life which should be studied more closely in all our schools.
Date published: 1998-12-27

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The Autobiography Of Martin Luther King, Jr.

The Autobiography Of Martin Luther King, Jr.

by Clayborne Carson
Editor Clayborne Carson

Format: Hardcover

Dimensions: 416 pages, 9.25 × 6.38 × 1.38 in

Published: November 1, 1998

Publisher: Grand Central Publishing

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0446524123

ISBN - 13: 9780446524124

From the Publisher

First-person account of the extraordinary life of America's greatest civil rights leader. It begins with his boyhood as the son of a preacher, his education as a minister, his ascendancy as a leader of civil rights, & his complex relationships with leading political & social figures of the day.

About the Author

Dr. Carson was born in Buffalo, New York. His wife, Susan Ann Carson, is managing editor of the King Papers Project. The Carsons, who live in Palo Alto, have two grown children.

From Our Editors

An exhilarating and forceful memoir of the Nobel Peace Prize-winning civil rights leader, The Autobiography of Martin Luther King, Jr. is a masterpiece of an autobiography. King scholar Clayborne Carson drew on Stanford University's vast archives, including Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s until now unpublished writings, audio and video recordings, interviews, and personal correspondence, to create a first-person account of King's exceptional life. The Autobiography of Martin Luther King, Jr. takes readers from King's boyhood as the son of a preacher and his training as a minister, to his role in the Montgomery bus boycott and his incredible role in the civil right movement.

Appropriate for ages: 13