Parting the Waters by Taylor Branch audiobook

Parting the Waters: America in the King Years, 1954–63

By Taylor Branch
Read by Joe Morton and C. C. H. Pounder

Simon & Schuster Audio
6.65 Hours 1
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Hailed as the most masterful story ever told of the American civil rights movement, Parting the Waters is destined to endure for generations. This audio adaptation focuses primarily on Martin Luther King, Jr. and the key moments that defined his rise to the forefront of the civil rights movement. From Rosa Parks' monumental arrest in Montgomery to King's imprisonment in Birmingham and his triumphant march on Washington, Taylor Branch provides an unsurpassed portrait of King's rise to greatness. He illuminates the stunning courage and private conflict, the deals, maneuvers, betrayals, and rivalries that determined history behind closed doors, at boycotts and sit-ins, on bloody freedom rides, and through siege and murder.

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Summary

Summary

A New York Times bestseller

Winner of the 1989 Pulitzer Prize for History

Winner of the 1989 Los Angeles Times Book Prize for Current Interest

Winner of the 1989 Ambassador Book Award for Biography/Autobiography

Winner of the 1988 National Book Critics Circle Award for General Nonfiction

Winner of the 1989 Anisfield-Wolf Book Prize for Nonfiction

A 1989 National Book Award Finalist

A 1988 New York Times Best Book for Nonfiction

Hailed as the most masterful story ever told of the American civil rights movement, Parting the Waters is destined to endure for generations.

This audio adaptation focuses primarily on Martin Luther King, Jr. and the key moments that defined his rise to the forefront of the civil rights movement. From Rosa Parks' monumental arrest in Montgomery to King's imprisonment in Birmingham and his triumphant march on Washington, Taylor Branch provides an unsurpassed portrait of King's rise to greatness. He illuminates the stunning courage and private conflict, the deals, maneuvers, betrayals, and rivalries that determined history behind closed doors, at boycotts and sit-ins, on bloody freedom rides, and through siege and murder.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“A compelling story, masterfully told.” Wall Street Journal
“Already, in this chronicle, there is the material of Iliad after Iliad…There is no time in our history of which we can be more proud.” New York Review of Books
“In remarkable, meticulous detail, Branch provides us with the most complex and unsentimental version of King and his times yet produced.” Washington Post Book World
“Endlessly instructive and fascinating, thorough, stupendous. Now the source and standard in its field.” Philadelphia Inquirer
“ A masterpiece… remarkably revealing… The past, miraculously, seems to spring back to life. ” Newsweek
“Simply superior in every aspect.” Baltimore Sun
“Important…a marvelous book about a man and a movement.” Atlanta Journal-Constitution
“Superb.” USA Today

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Author Bio: Taylor Branch

Author Bio: Taylor Branch

Taylor Branch is an acclaimed author and public speaker best known for his landmark narrative history of the civil rights era, America in the King Years. The trilogy’s first book, Parting the Waters: America in the King Years, 1954-63, won the Pulitzer Prize and numerous other awards in 1989. Two successive volumes also gained critical and popular success: Pillar of Fire: America in the King Years, 1963-65 and At Canaan’s Edge: America in the King Years, 1965-1968. Decades later, all three books remain in demand. Branch began his career in 1970 as a staff journalist for the Washington MonthlyHarper’s, and, Esquire. He holds honorary doctoral degrees from ten colleges and universities. Other citations include the Dayton Literary Peace Prize Lifetime Achievement Award in 2008 and the National Humanities Medal in 1999.

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Runtime: 6.65
Audience: Adult
Language: English