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He sheds new light on King's personal and spiritual contributions to the movement, placing his thoughts and actions within a liberal, insurgent context: the Montgomery bus boycott, the Vietnam War, the March on Washington. To The Mountaintop gives a birdseye view to the challenges faced by civil rights leaders in the 60's in the Southern US and their interactions with leaders in Washington, DC and across America.

To The Mountaintop gives a birdseye view to the challenges faced by civil rights leaders in the 60's in the Southern US and their interactions with leaders in Washington .

To The Mountaintop gives a birdseye view to the challenges faced by civil rights leaders in the 60's in the Southern US and their interactions with leaders in Washington, DC and across America. Everyone should read this to expand their understanding of the African American experience.

To the Mountaintop book. In a striking departure from earlier books on Martin Luther King Jr. and the civil rights movement, Burns focuses on King's biblical faith and spiritual vision as fundamental to his political leadership and shows how these threads wove together a "single garment of destiny," making King the most important social prophet of the twentieth century.

Mountaintop : Martin Luther King J. s Sacred Mission to Save America, 1955-1968.

To the Mountaintop : Martin Luther King J. More than a biography, To the Mountaintop is the history of a turbulent epoch that changed the course of American and world history. Moral warrior and nonviolent apostle; man of God rocked by fury, fear, and guilt; rational thinker driven by emotional and spiritual truth - Martin Luther King Jr. struggled to reconcile these divisions in his soul.

Manufacturer: HarperSanFrancisco Release date: 1 January 2004 ISBN-10 : 0060542454 ISBN-13: 9780060542450.

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More than a biography, To the Mountaintop is the history of a turbulent epoch that changed the course of American and world history. Moral warrior and nonviolent apostle; man of God rocked by fury, fear, and guilt; rational thinker driven by emotional and spiritual truth -- Martin Luther King Jr. struggled to reconcile these divisions in his soul. Here is an intimate narrative of his intellectual and spiritual journey from cautious liberal, to reluctant radical, to righteous revolutionary. Stewart Burns draws not only on King's speeches, letters, writings, and well-reported strategizing and activities, but also on previously underutilized oral histories of key meetings and events, which present a dramatic account of King and the movement in the crucial years from 1955 to 1968.

In a striking departure from earlier books on Martin Luther King Jr. and the civil rights movement, Burns focuses on King's biblical faith and spiritual vision as fundamental to his political leadership and shows how these threads wove together a "single garment of destiny," making King the most important social prophet of the twentieth century. King is not portrayed as a lone exalted hero, butas the heart of a fabric of principled leadershipthat stretched from his closest colleagues to the movement's foot soldiers on the streets. This book stresses his shaping by other leaders -- heroic figures such as Bayard Rustin, Ella Baker, James Bevel, Bob Moses, and Marian Wright Edelman -- and his conflicted relationships with John and Robert Kennedy and Lyndon Johnson.

To the Mountaintop is uniquely powerful in presenting actual conversations between King and others, and in showing how King's public words often revealed his private torment. Burns provides a uniquely realist portrait of King and the civil rights movement by revealing the vital but neglected religious character of the story, and by demonstrating how King profoundly experienced the movement as a sacred mission following a path of liberation and sacrifice pioneered by Moses and Jesus.


Comments: (5)

Kerdana
To The Mountaintop gives a birdseye view to the challenges faced by civil rights leaders in the 60's in the Southern US and their interactions with leaders in Washington, DC and across America. Martin Luther King's strengths and flaws are shared, as well as the heart breaking reactions that African Americans had to deal with in their quest for equal rights and the end of segregation and Jim Crow laws. Everyone should read this to expand their understanding of the African American experience.
Gann
Excellent book!!!
Naril
I had never read a biography of Rev. King, so I found this book incredibly enlightening. The author is very passionate about his subject, but what I enjoyed most about the book is that Burns provides a very comprehensive discussion of not only King's nonviolent Civil Rights movement, but also Black Nationalism, the rise of Hippies, the Peace Movement, and other groups vying to spark change. The other element I found incredibly interesting was Burns' thorough depictions of King's religious views and how his beliefs fed and sustained him. As a non-Christian, I never really understood how pervasive Christian theology was in the formation and makeup of the Civil Rights movement.

Overall--very well written. I greatly enjoyed reading this book.
Uste
I read this book several years ago. It was both disturbing and inspiring. I highly recommend every American read this book!
Kecq
This was a great book, it added to what I knew and add things I didn't to make the story of the movement more complete. You will be greatful for reading this book.
To the Mountaintop: Martin Luther King Jr.'s Sacred Mission to Save America: 1955-1968 download epub
Ethnic & National
Author: Stewart Burns
ISBN: 0060542454
Category: Biographies & Memoris
Subcategory: Ethnic & National
Language: English
Publisher: HarperOne; 1 edition (December 23, 2003)
Pages: 512 pages