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The Resource The Promise and the Dream : the Untold Story of Martin Luther King, Jr. and Robert F. Kennedy, David Margolick ; foreword by Douglas Brinkley

The Promise and the Dream : the Untold Story of Martin Luther King, Jr. and Robert F. Kennedy, David Margolick ; foreword by Douglas Brinkley

Label
The Promise and the Dream : the Untold Story of Martin Luther King, Jr. and Robert F. Kennedy
Title
The Promise and the Dream
Title remainder
the Untold Story of Martin Luther King, Jr. and Robert F. Kennedy
Statement of responsibility
David Margolick ; foreword by Douglas Brinkley
Creator
Contributor
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
No issue in America in the 1960s was more vital than civil rights, and no two public figures were more crucial in the drama of race relations in this era than Martin Luther King, Jr. and Robert F. Kennedy. Fifty years after they were both assassinated, noted journalist David Margolick explores the untold story of the complex and ever-evolving relationship between these two American icons. Assassinated only sixty-two days apart in 1968, King and Kennedy changed the United States forever, and their deaths profoundly altered the country's trajectory. As trailblazers in the civil rights movement, leaders in their respective communities, and political powerhouses with enormous personal appeal, no single pairing of white and black ever mattered more in American history. In The Promise and the Dream, Margolick examines their unique bond and the complicated mix of mutual assistance, impatience, wariness, awkwardness, antagonism and admiration that existed between the two, documented with firsthand interviews from close sources, oral histories, FBI files, and previously untapped, contemporaneous newspaper accounts. At a turning point in social history, MLK and RFK embarked on distinct but converging paths toward lasting change. Even when they weren't interacting directly, they monitored and learned from, one another. Yet the distance they maintained from one another reflected much broader tensions between the races in the United States, and their nearly simultaneous deaths embodied the nation's violent predilections and ongoing racial turmoil. Their joint story, a story each man took some pains to hide and which began to come into focus only with their murders, is not just gripping history but a window into contemporary America and the challenges we continue to face. Complemented by eighty-three revealing photographs by the foremost photojournalists of the period, The Promise and the Dream offers a compelling look at one of the most consequential but misunderstood relationships in our nation's history. "Now is the time to make justice a reality for all of God's children." --Martin Luther King, Jr., 1967 "In this difficult day, in this difficult time... It is perhaps well to ask what kind of a nation we are and what direction we want to move in." --Robert F. Kennedy, 1968 -- Publisher description
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
YDX
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Margolick, David
Dewey number
973.923
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
E185.97.K5
LC item number
M37 2018
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Brinkley, Douglas
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • King, Martin Luther
  • Kennedy, Robert F
  • Kennedy, Robert F
  • King, Martin Luther
  • African Americans
  • Civil rights movements
  • African American civil rights workers
  • United States
  • African American civil rights workers
  • African Americans
  • Civil rights movements
  • Politics and government
  • United States
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Label
The Promise and the Dream : the Untold Story of Martin Luther King, Jr. and Robert F. Kennedy, David Margolick ; foreword by Douglas Brinkley
Instantiates
Publication
Note
"A Lawrence Schiller Book"--Title page
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
History would keep them together -- Look the enemy in the eye -- The face of courage -- The unkindest cut -- The meeting -- As old as the scriptures -- The least worst thing -- How long? Not long! -- Ripple of hope -- A fine pair -- Change would come -- The political equation -- What they did to Jack -- There were no words
Control code
on1023084690
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
400 pages ;
Isbn
9781948122269
Lccn
2018933667
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
9781948122269
Other physical details
illustrations (black and white)
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781948122269
  • (OCoLC)1023084690
Label
The Promise and the Dream : the Untold Story of Martin Luther King, Jr. and Robert F. Kennedy, David Margolick ; foreword by Douglas Brinkley
Publication
Note
"A Lawrence Schiller Book"--Title page
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
History would keep them together -- Look the enemy in the eye -- The face of courage -- The unkindest cut -- The meeting -- As old as the scriptures -- The least worst thing -- How long? Not long! -- Ripple of hope -- A fine pair -- Change would come -- The political equation -- What they did to Jack -- There were no words
Control code
on1023084690
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
400 pages ;
Isbn
9781948122269
Lccn
2018933667
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
9781948122269
Other physical details
illustrations (black and white)
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781948122269
  • (OCoLC)1023084690

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