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    This book is truly comprehensive with substantial insight into Dr Kings spiritual calling, philosophic and theological beliefs, political and economic theories, and the power of non violent protest and love Those wishing to know intimate details of his personal life may find this book lacking information on his family life albeit his love fo

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    Incredibly powerful book After watching Selma recently I realised I really didn't know much about Dr King This book is an excellent biography readable, balanced, intelligent Unlike many dry biographies, this can be a tear jerker at times, especially when recounting some of King's fine speeches, and with the way in which it builds to the fat

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    This should be required reading for all Americans The power of love and non violent confrontation shows how one man can change the world Martin Luther King was truly a gift of God and a voice crying in the wilderness He wasn't perfect but neither was David, Peter, Paul and many other prophets of Old and New Testaments He was honest and had a vision that is included all into forging a better nation Stephen Oakes truly captures the pain, s

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    Well researched and well written Full of insights into behind the scenes experiences, made especially interesting since I was a youn

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    This book is a very thorough accounting of a very productive life I have read several books about M L K., and this is the best Very we

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    I had read this back in the 1990's, and just re read it I loved it! It was surprising to me how many things seemed completely new to me, that I had forgotten It also pointed me to a number of different things that I now want to learn about.Very striking it was, how many of his friends and allies turned against

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    I read this when I realized how little use I had made of the Black History Months that have come and gone I was inspired, heartbroken, encouraged, discouraged, lifted up, cast down, touched by the love of God and the Gospel of Jesus Christ, amazed at the vision, courage and love of MLK, humbled by his intellect and human gifts, chastised by his human frailties and propensities in which I share, and left, final

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    But, the I read the sadder I became because I knew what was going to happen Growing up in Southern California I h

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    There is a gap in knowledge about Martin Luther King in the UK Yes, we know the headlines but his speeches were not broadcast here and, in my view, otherwise well read people can have a lucana about the broader facts of his lief — for instance, his heroic stance on the Vietnam War, his anti poverty work and his beautifu

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    A very moving and interesting book, about a time which seems very distant now.Interesting that King was born to a family of preachers and that he was very highly educated His education won him great honours and until circumstances intervened he anticipated a life as a scholar of comparative religion He was also extremely well read in philosophy and sought desperately in his studies to answer questions about morality and social reform, bei

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    This is an excellent and readable biography of Martin Luther King Here is portrayed one of the most outstanding people of the twentieth century, and done with both sensitivity and realism Stephen Oates must have reflected very carefully over hi

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Ok ReviewBy the acclaimed biographer of Abraham Lincoln Nat Turner and John Brown Stephen B Oates's prizewinning Let the Trumpet Sound is the definitive one volume life of Martin Luther King Jr This brilliant examination of the great civil rights icon and the movement he led provides a lasting portrait of a man whose dream shaped American history;. I read this when I realized how little use I had made of the Black History Months that have come and gone I was inspired heartbroken encouraged discouraged lifted up cast down touched by the love of God and the Gospel of Jesus Christ amazed at the vision courage and love of MLK humbled by his intellect and human gifts chastised by his human frailties and propensities in which I share and left finally wondering as he wondered at the sinfulness of man and the eternal love of God Pathfinder Chronicles is the definitive one volume life of Martin Luther King Jr This brilliant examination of the great civil rights Velvet Submission (Club Velvet Ice, icon and the movement he led provides a lasting portrait of a man whose dream shaped American history;. I read this when I realized how little use I had made of the Black History Months that have come and gone I was Oil Painting inspired heartbroken encouraged discouraged lifted up cast down touched by the love of God and the Gospel of Jesus Christ amazed at the vision courage and love of MLK humbled by his Putins Russia intellect and human gifts chastised by his human frailties and propensities Seducida (Esclava victoriana, in which I share and left finally wondering as he wondered at the sinfulness of man and the eternal love of God

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Let the Trumpet Sound: A Life of Martin Luther King, Jr. (P.S.)

The most comprehensive the most thoroughly researched and documented the most scholarly of the biographies of Martin Luther King Jr Henry Steele Commanger Philadelphia InuirerWinner of the Robert F Kennedy Memorial Book Award A New York Times Notable Book of the YearDrawing on interviews with those who knew King previously unutilized material at P. This should be reuired reading for all Americans The power of love and non violent confrontation shows how one man can change the world Martin Luther King was truly a gift of God and a voice crying in the wilderness He wasn t perfect but neither was David Peter Paul and many other prophets of Old and New Testaments He was honest and had a vision that is included all into forging a better nation Stephen Oakes truly captures the pain struggle triumph and sadness of the 60 s Oil Painting interviews with those who knew King previously unutilized material at P. This should be reuired reading for all Americans The power of love and non violent confrontation shows how one man can change the world Martin Luther King was truly a gift of God and a voice crying Putins Russia in the wilderness He wasn t perfect but neither was David Peter Paul and many other prophets of Old and New Testaments He was honest and had a vision that Seducida (Esclava victoriana, is Essential Juices and Smoothies included all Buttermilk Graffiti into forging a better nation Stephen Oakes truly captures the pain struggle triumph and sadness of the 60 s

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Residential libraries and the holdings of the Martin Luther King Jr Center in Atlanta Mr Oates has written the most comprehensive account of Kings life yet published He displays a remarkable understanding of Kings individual role in the civil rights movement Oatess biography helps us appreciate how sorely King is missedEric Foner New York Times Bo. I had read this back in the 1990 s and just re read it I loved it It was surprising to me how many things seemed completely new to me that I had forgotten It also pointed me to a number of different things that I now want to learn aboutVery striking it was how many of his friends and allies turned against Dr King on the subject of his opposition to the Vietnam war And of course how incredibly right he wasIn my humble opinion anyone who wants to call himself or herself American has got to know the history contained in this book We would live in a different world if they did