This is a near fine (almost like new) hardcover with dust jacket. 1998 Simon & Schuster Publishing. This copy is crisp and clean inside and out. The pages are crisp and clean with no markings seen. The binding is tight and straight. Hardcover boards under dust jacket are also near fine in a like dust jacket that is barely showing any shelf wear. 746 pages including index.
In Pillar of Fire, the second volume of his America in the King Years trilogy, Taylor Branch portrays the civil rights era at its zenith. The first volume, Parting the Waters, won the Pulitzer Prize for history. Pillar of Fire covers the upheavals of the years 1963-65 - Dallas, Mississippi Freedom Summer, The Civil Rights Act of 1964, Selma, Vietnam and more. Characters such as Malcom X, LBJ, Hoover, and more are just a small part of the historic characters that make up the history. Taylor Branch brings to bear 15 years of research, archival investigation; nearly 2000 interviews, sources from FBI wiretaps and White House recordings. The book truly captures history and the intensity of of the King years. Multiple vintage and original photos bring the history to life.
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