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

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9780060924737: Let the Trumpet Sound: The Life of Martin Luther King, Jr

Paperback. Pub Date: 1994 Pages: 592 in Publisher: Harper Collins Winner of the Robert F. Kennedy Memorial Book Award and the Christopher Award. The this illiant examination of the life of Martin Luther King Jr. portrays a very real man and his dream that shaped America's history.

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"Moving, scholarly, lucid, invaluable. ... "The" book on Martin Luther King."--WILLIAM MANCHESTER, author of "The Last Lion"

"Oates has written the most comprehensive account of King's life yet published. ... Displays a remarkable understanding of King's individual role in the civil rights movement. ... Helps us appreciate how sorely King is missed."--ERIC FONER, New York Times Book Review

"A monumental work. ... A stirring portrait."--Publishers Weekly

"Martin Luther King is captured in all his power, glory, and humility."--Chicago Tribune

"Clearly the best biography we have. ... Stirring. ... Evokes King and his epic struggle with you-are-there vividness."--Newsday

A Notable Book of the Year--New York Times Book Review

"The most comprehensive, the most thoroughly researched and documented, the most scholarly of the biographies of Martin Luther King, Jr."--HENRY STEELE COMMAGER, Philadelphia Inquirer

The most comprehensive, the most thoroughly researched and documented, the most scholarly of the biographies of Martin Luther King, Jr. --HENRY STEELE COMMAGER, Philadelphia Inquirer"

Moving, scholarly, lucid, invaluable. ... "The" book on Martin Luther King. --WILLIAM MANCHESTER, author of "The Last Lion""

Oates has written the most comprehensive account of King s life yet published. ... Displays a remarkable understanding of King s individual role in the civil rights movement. ... Helps us appreciate how sorely King is missed. --ERIC FONER, New York Times Book Review"

A monumental work. ... A stirring portrait. --Publishers Weekly"

Martin Luther King is captured in all his power, glory, and humility. --Chicago Tribune"

Clearly the best biography we have. ... Stirring. ... Evokes King and his epic struggle with you-are-there vividness. --Newsday"

"Moving, scholarly, lucid, invaluable. ... The book on Martin Luther King."--WILLIAM MANCHESTER, author of The Last Lion

About the Author:

Stephen B. Oates is a professor emeritus of history at the University of Massachusetts-Amherst. His books include Let the Trumpet Sound: A Life of Martin Luther King, Jr. and With Malice Toward None: A Life of Abraham Lincoln. Oates has been awarded numerous honors, including a Guggenheim Fellowship, Robert F. Kennedy Book Award, and Nevins-Freeman Award of the Civil War Round Table of Chicago for lifetime achievement in the field of Civil War studies.

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