Let the Trumpet Sound by Stephen B. Oates

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Winner of the Robert F. Kennedy Memorial Book Award and the Christopher Award, this brilliant examination of the life of Martin Luther King, Jr. portrays a very real man and his dream that shaped America's history.
 

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Stephen B. Oates is the author of sixteen books, inc " Stephen B. Oates is the author of sixteen books, including "The Approaching Fury; With Malice Toward None: A Lifluding "The Approaching Fury; With Malice Toward None: A Life of Abraham Lincoln " and " Let the Trumpet Sound: A Life oe of Abraham Lincoln " and " Let the Trumpet Sound: A Life of Martin Luther King, Jr., " the latter two books winning, rf Martin Luther King, Jr., " the latter two books winning, respectively, the Christopher Award and the Robert F. Kennedyespectively, the Christopher Award and the Robert F. Kennedy Memorial Book Award. They have been translated into several Memorial Book Award. They have been translated into several languages.Oates was a consultant and "talking head" in K languages.Oates was a consultant and "talking head" in Ken Burns's "Civil War " series on PBS, and is a recipient ofen Burns's "Civil War " series on PBS, and is a recipient of the Nevins-Freeman Award of the Chicago Civil War Round Tab the Nevins-Freeman Award of the Chicago Civil War Round Table for lifetime achievement in the field of Civil War studiele for lifetime achievement in the field of Civil War studies. A teacher at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, hes. A teacher at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, he is now writing the concluding book of the Voices of Storm t is now writing the concluding book of the Voices of Storm trilogy, about the years of Reconstruction, 1865-1877. rilogy, about the years of Reconstruction, 1865-1877.
 
Published June 23, 2009 by HarperCollins e-books. 560 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, History, Political & Social Sciences, Law & Philosophy. Non-fiction

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Oates, the biographer of Nat Turner, John Brown, and Lincoln, proceeds from a simple view of Martin Luther King as their successor (elaborated, a footnote advises, elsewhere) and duly hails him for teaching ""his long-suffering people in Dixie. . .how to confront those who oppressed them, how to ...

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