Kennedy and King: The President, the Pastor, and the Battle over Civil Rights by Steven Levingston

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Title : Kennedy and King: The President, the Pastor, and the Battle over Civil Rights
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ISBN : 0316267376
Edition Language : English
Format Type : ebook
Number of Pages : 352 pages


Erin rated it ★★★★★

August 15, 2017

A man does what he must, in spite of personal consequences, in spite of obstacles and dangers and pressure and that is the basis of all human morality. Over the last few days I've heard people repeatedly say "This country is better than this" But Is it? The events of this book took place over fifty...

Nancy rated it ★★★★★

July 28, 2017

Masterpiece of historical narrative... #MustRead or #MustListen (audio book) Review

Mehrsa rated it ★★★★☆

September 09, 2017

If you've read the Taylor Branch histories and other Civil Rights histories, there's not much new here, but this is still a great read about the evolution of these two men. Well, it's more about the evolution of Kennedy than King, but the latter was instrumental in it I suppose. I also don't like...

Hill rated it ★★★★★

June 08, 2017

It's a masterpiece indeed!

Angela rated it ★★★★★

September 16, 2017

"I don't care if the United States gets the first man on the moon, if while this is happening on a crash basis, we dawdle along here on our corner of the earth, nursing our prejudices, flouting our magnificent Constitution, ignoring the central moral problem of our times, and appearing hypocrites...

Robert rated it ★★★☆☆

July 17, 2017

Kennedy and King offers the reader a new take on both men, a rare dual biography that sets the stage with the main issue that brings both men to the center being civil rights. However, this new take largely treads over a lot of older ground. Kennedy and King is certainly a well-researched, well-wr...

Lynn rated it ★★★★★

August 16, 2017

Excellent book about the civil rights era. Although I was a kid then and thought I remembered a lot, reading this book I realized I really didn't take in that much at the time. For example, I didn't know that King had used child protestors in Birmingham. Or the extent and ferocity of the violence. A...

Shelly rated it ★★★★★

September 13, 2017

Amazing! Read this book! This book has touched me as no other book covering this material has. Extraordinary. I didn't think this at first, the start seems pretty low key and not inspirational. The accounting of the transformation in Kennedy is fascinating. I have read other books about civil rig...

Wren rated it ★★★★☆

July 09, 2017

I was 10 years old during much of this book's story. And I remember very little of the details first hand. As hard as it was to stop reading, for any reason, it was still difficult to accept that this was part of America's past. I sure hope we Americans will maintain an awareness of our history -...

Ginny rated it ★★★★★

September 10, 2017

NYT book review did not fail me this time. This book is outstanding. I read it in 24 hours. I couldn't put it down. I've read books on JFK before. Never anything on MLK. I want to read more on King now. This book is expertly written, the pages simply fly by. I also leaned little pieces of history...

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