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 ★★★★★

November 01, 2017

Finished: 01 November 2017 Genre: non-ficiton, history Score: A Review: I read and listened to this book. The audio brought the story to life with the whisperered voices of Jackie Kennedy and Coretta King, JFK’s Boston Kennedy accent, MLK’s booming preaching voice and Governor John Patterson of Alab...

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!

Gerard rated it ★★★★★

September 25, 2017

Great book on understanding the differences between these two pivotal leaders in history.

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...

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...

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...

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...

Maurice rated it ★★★★★

October 21, 2017

One of the best non-fiction books I've read in a long time. Levingston does a fabulous job in telling interesting short stories about both Kennedy and King as their lives intersect at the crossroads of morality, racism, the law, and civil rights. I'd suggest this book should be on a short list of...

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