King : a life

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New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2023.
First edition.
9780374279295, 0374279292
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x, 669 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 25 cm
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New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2023.
First edition.
9780374279295, 0374279292


Includes bibliographical references (pages 559-632) and index.
"The first full biography in decades, "King" mixes revelatory and exhaustive new research with brisk and accessible storytelling to forge the definitive life for our times"--,Provided by publisher.
"Vividly written and exhaustively researched, Jonathan Eig's King: A Life is the first major biography in decades of the civil rights icon Martin Luther King Jr.--and the first to include recently declassified FBI files. In this revelatory new portrait of the preacher and activist who shook the world, the bestselling biographer gives us an intimate view of the courageous and often emotionally troubled human being who demanded peaceful protest for his movement but was rarely at peace with himself. He casts fresh light on the King family's origins as well as MLK's complex relationships with his wife, father, and fellow activists. King reveals a minister wrestling with his own human frailties and dark moods, a citizen hunted by his own government, and a man determined to fight for justice even if it proved to be a fight to the death. As he follows MLK from the classroom to the pulpit to the streets of Birmingham, Selma, and Memphis, Eig dramatically re-creates the journey of a man who recast American race relations and became our only modern-day founding father--as well as the nation's most mourned martyr"--Dust jacket flap.


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APA Citation, 7th Edition (style guide)

Eig, J. (2023). King: a life (First edition.). Farrar, Straus and Giroux.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Eig, Jonathan. 2023. King: A Life. Farrar, Straus and Giroux.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities (Notes and Bibliography) Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Eig, Jonathan. King: A Life Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2023.

MLA Citation, 9th Edition (style guide)

Eig, Jonathan. King: A Life First edition., Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2023.

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