The Dream: Martin Luther King, Jr., and the Speech that Inspired a Nation

Paperback | February 1, 2005

byDrew Hansen

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On August 28, 1963, Martin Luther King, Jr., electrified the nation when he delivered his "I Have a Dream" speech from the steps of the Lincoln Memorial. In The Dream, Drew D. Hansen explores the fascinating and little-known history of King's legendary address. The Dream insightfully considers how King's speech "has slowly remade the American imagination," and led us closer to King's visionary goal of a redeemed America.

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On August 28, 1963, Martin Luther King, Jr., electrified the nation when he delivered his "I Have a Dream" speech from the steps of the Lincoln Memorial. In The Dream, Drew D. Hansen explores the fascinating and little-known history of King's legendary address. The Dream insightfully considers how King's speech "has slowly remade the A...

Drew D. Hansen, a Harvard graduate and a Rhodes Scholar, studied theology at Oxford University, and went on to earn his J.D. at Yale Law School. He practices law in Seattle.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:312 pages, 8.25 × 5.5 × 0.71 inPublished:February 1, 2005Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0060084774

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“Hansen successfully blends history, theology, and rhetorical analysis to explain the unique power of King’s now legendary speech. Essential reading for anyone trying to understand one of the great speeches in American history.” (Denver Post)