Let the Trumpet Sound: The Life of Martin Luther King , Jr.

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On April 4th, 1968 a shot rang out in the Memphis sky bringing to a close the life of the last great American hero, the Reverend Martin Luther King, Jnr. Although known to most for the delivery of his "I Have a Dream" address, which followed the peaceful march on Washington DC of 250,000 people, and as the youngest winner of the Nobel Peace Prize (at age thirty-five), King in his eleven years as elected president of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference, an organisation formed to provide new leadership to the burgeoning civil rights movement, travelled over six million miles and spoke over twenty-five hundred times, appearing wherever there was injustice, protest, and action. Let the Trumpet Sound is the detailed examination of this life, written by Stephen B Oates, winner of the Robert E Kennedy Memorial Book Award and the Christopher Award.

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"The thrilling story is not only full of drama, but...of the real King, his bravery, his triumph, his pain and his doubts."-- Roger Wilkins, "Washington Post Book World"

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Stephen B. Oates is the winner of the Robert E. Kennedy Memorial Book Award and the Christopher Award. Among his many books are With Malice Toward None: A Life of Abraham Lincoln, Abraham Lincoln: The Man Behind the Myths, and The Fires of Jubilee: Nat Turner's Fierce Rebellion.

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