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The Resource Death of a king : the real story of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s final year, Tavis Smiley with David Ritz

Death of a king : the real story of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s final year, Tavis Smiley with David Ritz

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Death of a king : the real story of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s final year
Title
Death of a king
Title remainder
the real story of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s final year
Statement of responsibility
Tavis Smiley with David Ritz
Title variation
Real story of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s final year
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Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
A revealing and dramatic chronicle of the twelve months leading up to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s assassination. Martin Luther King, Jr. died in one of the most shocking assassinations the world has known, but little is remembered about the life he led in his final year. New York Times bestselling author and award-winning broadcaster Tavis Smiley recounts the final 365 days of King's life, revealing the minister's trials and tribulations -- denunciations by the press, rejection from the president, dismissal by the country's black middle class and militants, assaults on his character, ideology, and political tactics, to name a few -- all of which he had to rise above in order to lead and address the racism, poverty, and militarism that threatened to destroy our democracy. Smiley's "Death Of a King" paints a portrait of a leader and visionary in a narrative different from all that have come before. Here is an exceptional glimpse into King's life -- one that adds both nuance and gravitas to his legacy as an American hero
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
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1964-
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Smiley, Tavis
Dewey number
  • 323.092
  • B
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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Ritz, David
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  • King, Martin Luther
  • African American civil rights workers
  • African Americans
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Death of a king : the real story of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s final year, Tavis Smiley with David Ritz
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 254-268) and index
Contents
Part I. Four seasons: spring, summer, fall, and winter -- "Vocation of agony" -- "Betraying the cause" -- "The language of the unheard" -- "Anxiety and sorrow in my heart" -- The bloodiest month of all -- Where do we go from here? -- Cities aflame -- Respect -- Chaos -- Ominous clouds -- "I, Martin Luther King, take thee, non-violence, to be my wedded wife" -- Ironic anniversary -- Part II. The final season: the last three months -- Thirty-nine -- Confession -- Drum major -- Humility, levity, and longevity -- Frantic melancholy -- Restless heart -- Garment of destiny -- Firemen -- Midnight hour in Memphis -- Freedom explosion -- The mountaintop in Memphis -- April 4, 1968 -- Epilogue
Control code
sky260239840
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
x, 276 pages
Isbn
9780316332767
Lccn
2014018814
Label
Death of a king : the real story of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s final year, Tavis Smiley with David Ritz
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 254-268) and index
Contents
Part I. Four seasons: spring, summer, fall, and winter -- "Vocation of agony" -- "Betraying the cause" -- "The language of the unheard" -- "Anxiety and sorrow in my heart" -- The bloodiest month of all -- Where do we go from here? -- Cities aflame -- Respect -- Chaos -- Ominous clouds -- "I, Martin Luther King, take thee, non-violence, to be my wedded wife" -- Ironic anniversary -- Part II. The final season: the last three months -- Thirty-nine -- Confession -- Drum major -- Humility, levity, and longevity -- Frantic melancholy -- Restless heart -- Garment of destiny -- Firemen -- Midnight hour in Memphis -- Freedom explosion -- The mountaintop in Memphis -- April 4, 1968 -- Epilogue
Control code
sky260239840
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
x, 276 pages
Isbn
9780316332767
Lccn
2014018814

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