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At Canaan's Edge: America in the King Years, 1965-68 (Paperback)

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At Canaan's Edge concludes America in the King Years, a three-volume history that will endure as a masterpiece of storytelling on American race, violence, and democracy. Pulitzer Prize-winner and bestselling author Taylor Branch makes clear in this magisterial account of the civil rights movement that Martin Luther King, Jr., earned a place next to James Madison and Abraham Lincoln in the pantheon of American history.

About the Author


Taylor Branch is the bestselling author of Parting the Waters: America in the King Years, 1954-63; Pillar of Fire: America in the King Years, 1963-65; At Canaan’s Edge: America in the King Years, 1965-1968; and The Clinton Tapes. He has won the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Critics Circle Award.

Praise for At Canaan's Edge: America in the King Years, 1965-68…


"The crowning achievement of Branch's King trilogy is to show anew the moral power of [nonviolent] philosophy."

-- The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

"This is so far the best look at [the Sixties]. It is an essential tool for understanding what happened to and in America across that dizzying span of years."

-- Garry Wills, The New York Review of Books

"A magnificent account of witness and sacrifice."

-- John Leonard, Harper's Magazine

"A thrilling book, marvelous in both its breadth and its detail. There is drama in every paragraph."

-- Anthony Lewis, The New York Times Book Review

"Luminous...magisterial...At Canaan's Edge is a sweeping history of protest and politics, bursting with outsize figures."

-- Chicago Tribune

Product Details ISBN-10: 0684857138
ISBN-13: 9780684857138
Published: Simon & Schuster, 01/09/2007
Pages: 1056
Language: English