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…


"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: 9780684857138
ISBN-10: 0684857138
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Publication Date: January 2007
Pages: 1039
Language: English