At Canaan's Edge
America in the King Years, 1965-68
By (author) Taylor Branch
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At Canaan's Edge by Taylor Branch
Book DescriptionThese concluding years of the freedom era show King at the height of his powers even as his worldly prestige falls under withering attack. We witness non-violent advances for democracy in the face of growing factionalism and fear. We meet heroines and martyrs; enter a world battered by private doubts, public dreams, contagious inspiration, official harassment, and poisonous discord over the Vietnam War. The narrative begins with violence before the pivotal 1965 Selma march for the right to vote, a dangerous time. From landmark victory there, King's movement comes under threat from competing forces. Branch chronicles dramatic campaigns in Mississippi and Alabama, King's tormented alliance with Lyndon Johnson, his painful break with Stokey Carmichael over black power, and persecution by Hoover's FBI. Like PARTING THE WATERS and PILLAR OF FIRE, AT CANAAN'S EDGE is a magnificent achievement that brings the decades of the Civil Rights struggle alive and preserves the integrity of those who marched and died.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780684857138
(234mm x 155mm x 48mm)
Imprint: Simon & Schuster Ltd
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Ltd
Publish Date: 16-Apr-2007
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Taylor Branch
King Years, Paperback / softback (September 2013)
"Selections from the America in the King years trilogy with new introductions by the author"--Jacket.
Clinton Tapes, Paperback / softback (August 2010)
Originally published: 2009 with different subtitle.
Pillar of Fire, Paperback (June 1999)» View all books by Taylor Branch
PILLAR OF FIRE, the second volume of Taylor Branch's acclaimed history of the Civil Rights Movement, is a monumental chronicle of the movement which changed America.
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Author Biography - Taylor Branch
Taylor Branch is the much honoured author of a number of non-fiction books. He is currently working on the final volume of his acclaimed history of the civil rights movement.
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